Category Archives: Europe

Walk through the British Museum without going to London

One of the greatest museums in the world has partnered with Google to let you visit without leaving home. You can now “walk” through the British Museum using Google Street View to observe thousands of artifacts as if you are there in person. … Continue reading

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My Emerald Ireland tour this fall

My wife and I are leading an 11-day tour to Ireland this fall for only $2495. This price includes round trip flights from the U.S., most meals, first class hotels, all transportation and luggage handling, professional guides, and all taxes/fees. … Continue reading

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Join My Tour of Italy this Fall

I am leading a group tour to Italy from October 30th through November 9th of this year. We will visit some of the best places to see in Italy, including Venice, Florence, Pisa, Pompeii, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, and Rome. … Continue reading

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Visiting Sevilla, Spain

We began our recent trip with several days near the city of Sevilla (usually labeled “Seville” in English). Some of us recall a storied barber (and rabbit?) from this city. In Spanish, the city name is pronounced [seh-VEE-ya]. Including its … Continue reading

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Epic time-elapse map of Europe from A.D. 1000 to 2003 [updated]

Update: The videos described below have been removed from YouTube. Apparently the person who put them there did so in violation of copyright law. Trust me, the videos were really good. You can still obtain them from the Historical Atlas web site, … Continue reading

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Fun article – “The 99% of the British Museum Not on Show”

Here is an interesting read from last year on one of my favorite places – the British Museum in London. I’ve visited a few times (it’s free!) and always enjoy going. I normally focus on its ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern collections … Continue reading

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Beheaded Vikings Discovered at Olympic Site

Workers in London made an interesting discovery while excavating a new road for the 2012 Olympics. They were 51 young men who met a grisly death far from home, their heads chopped off and their bodies thrown into a mass … Continue reading

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The Apostle Paul’s Bones Identified?

Pope Benedict announced yesterday, that fragments of bone from the first or second century have been found in a tomb in the Basilica of St Paul in Rome. Speaking at St Paul’s-Outside-the-Walls, on the eve of today’s Feasts of St … Continue reading

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June 6th: D-Day in Normandy, France

On this date in 1944, troops from the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Free French forces invaded the Normandy coast of German-occupied France. 11 months later, what was left of Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allies. Getting ashore with … Continue reading

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