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Spain and Portugal: Legacy of the Moors

Trace the footsteps of Moorish sultans, Spanish monarchs, and legendary explorers on a voyage from Spain to Portugal. Wander the winding streets of …

The 7 worst celebrity in-flight tantrums

You won't believe what the rich and famous get up to at 35,000 feet...<p>With news this week that The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan was kicked …

Fascinating remote islands: which have you heard of?

A documentary about Socotra, found 210 miles off the coast of Yemen, was released last week.<p>The island is known for its unusual flora and fauna and has been described as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean. Britons are advised not to go, however; the Foreign Office warns against all travel to Yemen, …

Behind Tomb Connected to Alexander the Great, Intrigue Worthy of "Game of Thrones"

As archaeologists dig deeper into the burial mound, ancient sources tell a tale of family drama and palace intrigue.<p>Suspense is rising as archaeologists sift for clues to the identity of the person buried with pomp and circumstance in the mysterious Amphipolis tomb in what is now northern Greece. …

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