Asia

Temple of Jerusalem

The Temple of Jerusalem is one of the most important non-existing buildings in the world. Just what was it and why was it important? In a slim volume, The Temple of Jerusalem (Profile books, £15.99), Simon Goldhill, Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at Cambridge, looks at the temple in three different stages. The first […]

Flores, Indonesia

A report on the shock discovery of a new minature species of human, homo floresiensis, who lived on the island of Flores until 10,000 BC

Caesarea Maritima, Israel

Herod the Great built a magnificent new harbour on the coast of Israel to rival Alexandria. Now computer generated imagery brings the harbour to life

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Jordan from the Air

Archaeologists provide an aerial view of some of Jordan’s most compelling sites

Chinese Silk

Silk is one of the more complex luxuries. It is not just a matter of cultivating silk worms – it is also essential to cultivate the mulberry leaves on which they feed. You then set up a series of racks containing trays covered with mulberry leaves on which the silk worms feast. You then extract […]

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