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Turpan’s Jiaohe Ancient City 交河故城 | Traveler’s Guide

The ancient city of Jiaohe, which lies about ten kilometers west of the small town of Turpan, is one of the most visually spectacular ruins of the old Silk Road. More than 1,500 years of history sits atop this 30-meter high plateau and because of this it has become one of Xinjiang’s most interesting archeological sites – certainly one that’s worth your time to visit. The entire city ruins run 1,700 meters in length and 300 meters at the widest point. During its peak, Jiaohe was home t...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, China, History, Beijing, Islam, Xinjiang, Urumqi, Turpan, Jiaohe, Buddhist, Ancient City, FarWestChina, Jiaohe Ancient City, Turpan Museum, Tang Dynasty


Found: Kweneng, a pre-colonial city in South Africa

To the southeast of Johannesburg lies a forgotten city. Formerly seen as some scattered dwellings, it turns out to be the ruins of a metropolis. The past is hidden everywhere, and LiDAR keeps revealing big secrets. None As the cradle of humanity, the little bit we know about Africa's pre-colonial past is not nearly enough. In South Africa, the lack of a written record means that its past remains shrouded in mystery. Recent laser imagery, however, of the Kweneng district southeast of Johannes...
Tags: India, Nigeria, Africa, History, Discovery, South Africa, Innovation, South America, Johannesburg, Archeology, Lidar, Sadr, Ancient City, University of the Witwatersrand, Ancient World, Tswana


Casbah Robert Piguet: The Ancient City

  In its original meaning, the Arabic word Kasbah (قصبة) meant a citadel, a fortress inside the city. Sometimes they stood inside the city, like the Saladin Casbah in Cairo or the Spanish Alcazaba in the Alhambra complex, and sometimes they were fortresses in the desert, strongholds of protection against raids. In Serbian, Turkish, and Urdu, kasaba means a small provincial town, and in Yem... Read full article: Casbah Robert Piguet: The Ancient City from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magaz...
Tags: Fashion, Cairo, Urdu, Alhambra, KASBAH, Ancient City, Fragrantica Perfumes, Robert Piguet, Saladin Casbah, Yem Read


Day 9 A train ride to an Ancient City

So this morning was a bit hectic running around packing up last minute items and checking under beds in cupboards and behind doors for any lost items......I don't think we managed to leave too much behind Whilst I was showering I could hear the phone ri
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6 Day Western Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Vista

Want to see what it’s like to take a 6 day Western Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Vista? In early September we sailed on this ship as guests of Carnival Cruise Line and created some priceless family memories that we are sharing in this post, plus some helpful tips for cruising! We are late adaptors to cruise life, it wasn’t until our late thirties that we took our first cruise, preferring independent land based travel, but we now see the many benefits of taking cruises for families. As a busy fam...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Asia, Travel Planning, Australia, NFL, Vista, Thailand, Hawaii, Miami, New England Patriots, Jamaica, Kansas City Chiefs, Cuba, Carnival, Havana


A Memorable 6 Day Western Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Vista

Want to see what it’s like to take a 6 day Western Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Vista? In early September we sailed on this ship as guests of Carnival Cruise Line and created some priceless family memories that we are sharing in this post, plus some helpful tips for cruising! We are late adaptors to cruise life, it wasn’t until our late thirties that we took our first cruise, preferring independent land based travel, but we now see the many benefits of taking cruises for families. As a busy fam...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Asia, Travel Planning, Australia, NFL, Vista, Thailand, Hawaii, Miami, New England Patriots, Jamaica, Kansas City Chiefs, Cuba, Carnival, Havana


Villagers in Peru stumble across what may be an ancient Inca city

Locals in the southern rainforest of Peru may have stumbled across an Inca city while grazing cattle. The Provincial Municipality of La Convención shared images of the site, close to the National Sanctuary of Megantoni. In a space around two hectares big, residents found houses, walls, passageways, platforms, and streets that could date all the way back to the Inca civilization. Villagers told local authorities of their find – which occurred on September 9 – and returned with officials to take...
Tags: Design, News, Mexico, Architecture, Peru, Archaeology, South America, Cusco, Incas, Andina, Inca, Ancient City, Ancient Civilization, Ancient Civilizations, Inca Architecture, Provincial Municipality of La Convención


Villagers in Peru stumble across what may be an ancient Incan city

Locals in the southern rainforest of Peru may have stumbled across an Inca city while grazing cattle. The Provincial Municipality of La Convención shared images of the site, close to the National Sanctuary of Megantoni. In a space around two hectares big, residents found houses, walls, passageways, platforms, and streets that could date all the way back to the Inca civilization. Villagers told local authorities of their find – which occurred on September 9 – and returned with officials to take...
Tags: Design, News, Mexico, Architecture, Peru, Archaeology, South America, Cusco, Incas, Andina, Inca, Ancient City, Ancient Civilization, Ancient Civilizations, Inca Architecture, Provincial Municipality of La Convención


We visit the Ancient City of Viennes

The Roman presence is everywhere along the valley of the Rhone and one of the major Roman centres is the city of Viennes which was established in the time of Julius Caesar on the site of the capital city of the tribe of the Allobroges. There was no guide a
Tags: Travel, Julius Caesar, Rhone, Ancient City, Viennes


Dog Crashes a Performance of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, in the Ancient City of Ephesus: The “Cutest Moment in Classical Music”

A quick one for all dog lovers out there. Last week, while performing Mendelssohn’s 'Italian' Symphony No.4 in the ancient city of Ephesus, members of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra noticed something strange out of the corner of their eyes: a dog wandering on stage, mid performance, and taking a seat, right at the feet of the first violinist. The short clip above comes from Turkish pianist Fazil Say, who called it the "Cutest moment in classical music." Hard not to agree. Related Content: ...
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Forgotten ancient city recently found in Ethiopia offers new insight into country's history

Archaeological research in Ethiopia has largely centered around early humans, but there’s more to the country’s past than just our origins. Researchers recently found an ancient city at Harlaa, Eastern Ethiopia, that offers clues into the early days of international trade between the 10th and early 15th centuries. Legends has it the city was once the home of giants. Archaeological work has been lacking around Harlaa, where University of Exeter researchers, working with archaeologists from Leuv...
Tags: Design, News, China, Research, Architecture, Egypt, Islam, Trade, Ethiopia, Archaeology, Yemen, Giants, Carousel Showcase, Addis Ababa, Excavation, Institute


Ancient city discovered in Ethiopia offers new insight into country's history

Archaeological research in Ethiopia has largely centered around early humans, but there’s more to the country’s past than just our origins. Researchers recently found an ancient city at Harlaa, Eastern Ethiopia, that offers clues into the early days of international trade between the 10th and early 15th centuries. Legends has it the city was once the home of giants. Archaeological work has been lacking around Harlaa, where University of Exeter researchers, working with archaeologists from Leuv...
Tags: Design, News, China, Research, Architecture, Egypt, Islam, Trade, Ethiopia, Archaeology, Yemen, Giants, Carousel Showcase, Addis Ababa, Excavation, Institute


What Is Happening In Palmyra, Syria? ISIS Destroys Roman Amphitheater, Tetrapylon In Ancient City

The Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, targeted the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra by destroying parts of the Roman amphitheater and a tetrapylon — a four-sided monument — state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported Friday.
Tags: Isis, News, Islamic State, Palmyra, Roman, Palmyra Syria, Ancient City


Ancient city constructed on a coral reef remains the only one of its kind

On the island of Pohnpei, Micronesia rest the remarkable ruins of Nan Madol, the only ancient city ever constructed on top of a coral reef. Referred to as an "engineering marvel" by the Smithsonian and nicknamed the "Venice of the Pacific," this series of over 90 artificial islets could have once housed around 1,000 people. Although the Saudeleur built the city around 1200 AD, it wasn't until earlier this year Nan Madol was finally named a World Heritage Site. Nan Madol flourished sometime ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Smithsonian, Venice, Flickr, Micronesia, Pacific, Coral Reefs, World Heritage Site, Ancient, Coral Reef, National Park Service, World Heritage, World Heritage Committee, Wikimedia Commons


Archaeologists discover ancient lost city in Egypt

Archaeologists have unearthed an Egyptian city dating all the way back to the first dynasty. The discovery was made across the Nile river from the city of Luxor in the province of Sohag. Hope for a revival in the country’s waning tourism industry has grown since uncovering the area rife with ancient huts, tools, and even a cemetery for royalty. The city’s remains were discovered a mere 400 meters from the temple of Seti I, according to The Guardian. It may also provide clues into the operatio...
Tags: Design, News, Mexico, History, Egypt, Archaeology, Wikimedia, Nile, Luxor, Egypt Tourism, Nile River, Ancient City, Ancient Egypt


New Glory in the Ancient City: Muslim Refugees Turning to Jesus

ATHENS, Greece — The spirit of Athens today lies at the crossroads between old and new. Everywhere you look are reminders of the epic grandeur this city once enjoyed. Even if you were to overlook the many monuments and ruins scattered throughout the city, the Acropolis looms large on the horizon, serving as a constant reminder that the world once revolved around this city. The modern Athens, however, bears little resemblance to its ancient self. While teeming with life and energy, it sags u...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Greece, Germany, Religion, Iran, United States, Middle East, Netherlands, Athens, Muslim, Jesus, Christ, Matthew, PAUL, Acropolis


Top 5 Turpan Travel Destinations to Explore

Turpan (aka “Turfan” or 吐鲁番) is my favorite city to travel in Xinjiang. In my opinion, Turpan travel is the perfect combination of Silk Road history, Uyghur culture, great food, scenic beauty and convenience. While most travelers tend to flock to the busy city of Kashgar, I prefer to point people to the relative tranquility of Turpan’s village life. However, I don’t always agree with the recommendations of the various travel guides on the market, so I’d thought I’d share my thoughts on my top 5 ...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, China, Beijing, Cctv, Xinjiang, Vineyard, Urumqi, Turpan, Jiaohe, Kashgar, FarWestChina Xinjiang, Ancient City, FarWestChina, Flaming Mountains


Secret tunnel sealed 1,800 years ago offers clues to mysterious ancient city in Mexico

The ancient city of Teotihuacán northeast of Mexico City in Mexico holds more mysteries than answers. Archaeologists can only guess where the people who built the city came from, what religion they practiced, and why they abandoned the city. But the recent archaeological discovery of a tunnel under one of the city's pyramids, the Temple of the Plumed Serpent, which was sealed off around 1,800 years ago, may give us a few more clues about who inhabited and built the baffling city. Archaeologi...
Tags: Design, News, Mexico, Architecture, Mexico City, Archaeology, Artifacts, Petra, Pyramids, Teotihuacan, Gomez, Aztecs, Smithsonian Magazine, Ancient City, Pyramid, Ancient Civilization


Lasers reveal ancient Cambodian cities hidden by jungle near Angkor Wat

In a thrilling new discovery, archaeologists used laser imaging technology to reveal ancient cities hidden by jungle in Cambodia. The LiDAR data provides information on waterways, iron smelting locations, and even another temple, Preah Khan. The discovery reveals that the cities near Angkor Wat were much larger than previously thought. Angkor Wat was built during the reign of King Suryavarman II of the Khmer Empire in the early to middle 1100s, and it was part of one of the biggest ancient c...
Tags: Maps, Design, News, Cambodia, Archaeology, Hinduism, Lidar, Temple, Angkor Wat, Petra, Ancient, Wikimedia Commons, Ancient City, Damian Evans, Khmer Empire, Ancient Civilization


Archaeologists find 2,150-year-old Petra monument 'hiding in plain sight'

The ancient city of Petra in Jordan is known for its fascinating ruins built into surrounding rocky cliffs, and now archaeologists have made an exciting new discovery. Using satellite images, they recently discovered a massive subterranean monument that remained hidden for years. The monument is about the length and double the width of an Olympic swimming pool. The archaeologists used satellite imagery to find the platform, which is 184 feet by 161 feet. An interior platform had columns alo...
Tags: England, Science, Design, News, Archaeology, Satellite Images, Jordan, Satellite Image, Satellite Imagery, National Geographic, Ruins, Petra, Ancient, Wikimedia Commons, Ancient City, Nabateans


Ancient Greek underwater 'city' turns out to be a completely natural formation

The vast ocean holds many ancient secrets, but scientists say the presumed ‘lost city’ recently discovered near the Greek island Zakynthos is not one of them. Divers stumbled upon what appeared to be circular columns and paved platforms on the ocean’s floor and believed they had found the remains of a lost civilization. Upon further inspection, the site turns out to have been formed naturally, around five million years ago. After the initial discovery of the site, which is between two and fiv...
Tags: Science, Design, News, Greece, Marine, Geology, Archaeology, Natural Gas, Underwater City, Zakynthos, Hydrocarbon, Andrews, Lost City, Ancient City, Julian Andrews


What we owe the people of Syria

Never in recent history has the heritage of humanity known such devastation as now in Iraq and the Syrian Arab Republic. The deliberate destruction of the heritage is a war crime - it has become a tactic of war and propaganda. In Syria, two thirds of the Ancient City of Aleppo has been bombed out and burnt down. The sites of Dura-Europos and Apamea are being dismantled by industrial-scale trafficking in cultural property. Archaeological sites are caught in the crossfire between land troops an...
Tags: Japan, News, France, Iraq, Berlin, Syria, Unesco, Italy, Huffington Post, Palmyra, Aleppo, Bosnia, Irina Bokova, Executive Board, Carabinieri, Ancient City


Tasting Rome: Fried & Marinated Zucchini

I’m going to say something shocking. It’s especially shocking because I’m going to say it while discussing a cookbook. Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors & Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City takes an in-depth look at the culture and cuisine of one of the world’s greatest cities. It’s easy to assume, therefore, that Tasting Rome is an Italian cookbook featuring favorite recipes from one of the world’s most beloved cuisines. However – here comes the shocking part – this book does no such thing. In fa...
Tags: Reviews, Food, Rome, Front Page, Italy, Venice, Romana, Sicily, Pepe, Cookbooks, Greg Henry Total, Ancient City, Katie Parla, Marinated Zucchini, Tasting Rome, Kristina Gill


Ancient Underwater City Becomes Major Tourist Attraction

While the Qiandao lake in Zhejiang province, China may be beautiful, it covers an entire city that was submerged to create a hydroelectric power plant in 1959 Lion City, which was built more than 1,000 years ago, took it’s name from the Five Lion Mountain beneath which it stood. Despite its rich history and impressive... The post Ancient Underwater City Becomes Major Tourist Attraction appeared first on Travel Press Release.
Tags: News, China, Attractions, Zhejiang Province China, Ancient City, Qiandao, Five Lion Mountain


Rome: An Overview of the Ancient City

Italian Recipes and Lifestyle Pigneto – the pedestrian only strip, Via del Pigneto - thanks to 52 Suburbs Around the World for the photo. Rome: An Overview of the Ancient City Many experienced travelers who head to Italy strategically avoid Rome and the associated tourist herds and ancient ruins.  The logic goes that the ancient city is crowded, expensive, and not worth the hassle.  The truth is, however, that while one won’t find the tranquility of the Tuscan country side nor the exquisite b...
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