For centuries — indeed millennia — Abu Simbel Ramses’ mighty temple stood as indisputable proof of this greatness. But as the might of Egypt’s empire faded, the sands of the Nubian Desert slowly covered the temple, until even the 65-feet statues of Ramses were hidden.
Falconry is not for the faint of heart. This ancient and noble sport, practiced for more than 4000 years, involves training a lethal bird of prey to hunt its quarry in the air, which it kills using a combination of its sharp talons and fierce beak.
Mahjong is China’s national pastime, and passion: a four-person game of skill, strategy, cunning, some luck, and the occasional sneaky maneuver.
Jennifer Eremeeva on the inspiring story of the Old Bridge in Mostar Bosnia Herzegovina: a restoration project that rebuilt a community.
The Balkans are a feast for the imagination with their soaring scenery, diverse population and colorful history filled with larger-than-life legends, myths, monsters, and heroines. Begin your journey with Jennifer Eremeeva’s Reading List for the Balkans.
Vienna’s Coffee Houses are an Integral Part of the City’s History
Read up on Italy with these 7 classics on art, history, and food!