Just last September (2012) archaeological excavations at La Bastida in Murcia, Spain revealed some astonishing discoveries. La Bastida Spain was perhaps the most powerful Bronze Age (~4000 years ago) city in Europe, and excavations turned up a unique and imposing construction and fortification system matched only by the Minoans. For travelers, these discoveries are now [...]
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Below, where we looked at the black volcanic sand that covered the Barriles Panama village so long ago, Edna was telling a story about a UFO in the mountains near the volcano… “…we saw one just out there…one afternoon…all the family was together and coming climbing back up to the house for the night [...]
Museums in London are famous. From the British Museum to the Tate. From the National Gallery to Madame Tussauds. London museums have everything you want – and more. It seems that a return to Finland is in store late next summer. On the way, I’ll be making a stopover in London – one of those [...]
I’m planning a return trip to Haiti sometime in 2013. In short, I was deeply taken by the place. This second visit will be in a radically different way than the first trip down. A second trip will involve a much better look at Haiti’s history and cultures. Interestingly, much of my research into Haitian [...]
Infatuated by archaeology since the age of seven, I was lucky enough to grow up in a state chock-full of amazing history and a plethora of archaeological sites. So, I thought I’d share what I think are the top ten archaeological sites in Colorado. My father took me out to the canyons east of our town [...]
The kids and I made a dusk foray down to the petroglyphs in the Rio Grande Gorge for a look at some of the magnificent ancient works lining the walls of the canyon. The figures here are located in the John Dunn Bridge area south of these that we photographed last year. It was dark [...]
Of the six surviving seventeenth-century Franciscan mission churches in the United States, the four in New Mexico are are located within the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Located in a rather remote section of the central part of the state, the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument preserves, via an act of Congress, the four mission churches and [...]
Sometimes it is good to be lost. Van Gogh’s sunflower painting left from France on the mail steamer Binna in late May of 1920. It arrived in Japan on December 12 of that same year. The new owner, Koyata Yamamoto was the executive director of the Yamamoto Sholen Corporation and managed the Osaka branch as the [...]
The FULL Travel library is available here You already know we’re book hounds here at Around the World in Eighty Years. Heck, the name itself is an ode to the literature of travel. I never go anywhere without a stack of travel books. I’m obsessed with knowing as much as I can about a [...]
I walked the hill to the fort above the Goa Resort and the Russians didn’t like it. “It is too hot. Get on.” Scooter after scooter passed me, stopped, waited for me to reach them then offered me a ride. It was very kind but, “I’d really like to walk.” “You will die.” “I won’t [...]
Of course the Portuguese had gotten all out of control. Timayya had done his work well and the Bijapur kings were out of the way. Goa belonged to Portugal and everyone was rich from slaving and spices. Other than to wait for next year’s spice fleet, there was not much to do beyond bearing the [...]
Ok. We might indeed be screwed. Or not. Archaelogists at Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History have announced that a second reference the end of the world in 2012 exists on a carved fragment. Until now, we’ve known of only one reference to the 2012 date in Mayan glyphs. The Tortuguero tablet from Tabasco. [...]
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