Category: Monuments and Sites

Treasure and mystery in Byzantine Cappadocia.

Before the Romans, other ancient civilisations, notably the Achaemenid Empire, once inhabited the mountainous region of central Anatolia called Cappadocia. […]

The sixth century Basilica Cistern.

One of the most amazing sights or structures in Istanbul today lies beneath our feet. In the subterranean depths below […]

Pompeii’s controversial amphitheatre

In an article I wrote towards the end of last year on the lost cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, I […]

The Monastery of Saint Catherine.

Lying on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, the beautiful St. Catherine’s monastery today is still one of the oldest working […]

The Lighthouse of Alexandria

In 1994, a French team of archaeological divers conducted a salvage inspection in the eastern harbor of Alexandria in the […]

The Winds of Change, New York City 1945

Every year millions of migrating birds fly over New York City, using it as a stop over while on their […]

The Portrait Statue of the Four Tetrarchs.

In my humble opinion, I believe that more than any other empire in history, both Rome and Byzantium are best […]

The Crooked Forest of Gryfino.

The world is an amazing place where sometimes we can find truly beautiful and very strange things. In a small […]