Tag: 1st Milennium AD

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Siraf: Iran

Mark Horton writes from Iran where he explored the site of Siraf

Maya, The

This is the seventh edition of Coe’s Maya, a readable and enjoyable richly illustrated introduction to the New World civilisation. Here, the Yale Professor of Anthropology presents an updated text that offers new evidence, gleaned over the past decade, since, as Coe points out ‘hardly a week goes by without the announcement of a new […]

Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon is situated in what must be one of the most unpropitious landscapes in the world. Lying in the American South West, inland from California, in the corner where New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona all meet, it is near-desert, a harsh and capricious arid landscape, subject to the vagaries of the climate. Yet […]

Colosseum, the

In a medieval, and indeed modern Rome, one building above all dominates the city: the Colosseum. Erected on a swamp in the centre of the city on the ruins of the gardens of Nero’s ill-fated Golden House, it is simply so big that despite all the demolition and its use throughout the Middle Ages as […]

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Zadar & Nin: Croatia

Richard Hodges writes about the coastal towns of Zadar and Nin, introducing us to their diverse histories

South East Asia

Visiting Angkor Wat, Ayutthayan, Bangkok and a spectacular Bronze Age cemetary at Ban Non Wat

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