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Ruined cities of Iraq

I have been travelling for the last few weeks and away from the bookshop. I found this just before I left and was intrigued. Several years ago I had a junior doctor working with me who was from Iraq. 134 more words

Following the footsteps of the ancient cities, Kandy, Dambulla, Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Left the hustle and bustle in Colombo and headed north east to Kandy, travelled 1st class (3.5 hrs LKR500 – AU$5). Stayed a couple of kilometres outside Kandy city in the green lush hillside. 755 more words

Sri Lanka

Ancient city vibe

April 13, 2014 Sri Lanka, Trincomalee Tomorrow’s the New year in Sri Lanka, the Buddhist New Year. We made it to Anuradhapura this morning, the ancient city, the city that holds the secrets of the beginning of Buddhism. 64 more words

Sri Lanka

srilanka from a visitor eye . a newyork traveler Jurek Ugarow on his visit to the island in 2014

the below is the description of the each caption on his own words. the amount of time he has spent in capturing , editing the video and his presentation I thought worth sharing. 369 more words

Buddhist Relics

The city of Ur and Uruk

  • Among the strongest of the Sumerian city states were Ur and Uruk.
  • Ur was situates near the Persian gulf and profited from maritime trade with civilizations to the east.
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"The Venice of the Sands in Peril by G.W. Bowersock" | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

Sowing a path of death and destruction, ISIS has taken another ancient city. The world looks on helplessly as they continue to slaughter all who do not meet their ideological standards, including women and children. 172 more words


"ISIS is threatening Palmyra, the Venice of Syria" | History News Network

Another ancient treasure is under threat from ISIS. Once these treasures are gone, they are gone forever! This is sickening!!

History News Network | ISIS is threatening Palmyra, the Venice of Syria.