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Aksum

One of the first civilisations to be converted to Christanity: but what was there before Christanity?

Kephallonia

Kephallonia

Richard Hodges investigates the village of Fiskado and finds one of the greatest surviving Norman abbeys in Greece

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Jordan from the Air

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

Tales from Ancient Egypt

Tales from Ancient Egypt Joyce Tyldesley, Rutherford Press, £8.50 In the beginning nothing existed but the terrible, swirling waters of chaos. There was no land and there was no sky. No gods, no people, no light, no warmth, no time and no death. Only the dangerous, endless waters. But deep within that dark sea there […]

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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