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Friends RevolutionFriends Revolution

Friends Revolution focuses on the everyday interesting including travel, ph...

 
Gravestone pix .comGravestone pix .com

Grave sites and their markers are an important part of our heritage. They ...

 
Spirit of OrkneySpirit of Orkney

The Orkney archipelago is made up of around 70 islands situated off the Nor...

 
Pro CommercePro Commerce

A look at the direction and meaning of commerce. Commerce is the source of...

 
A Postcard a DayA Postcard a Day

My father started collecting postcards many years ago. I'm continuing ...

 
Michael GoreyMichael Gorey

Random thoughts and observations by former regional newspaper editor Michae...

 
Archaeology in Europe BlogArchaeology in Europe Blog

Archaeological news from Europe

 


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Islamic State militants have seized the ancient ruins of Palmyra in the Syrian province of Homs, activists and residents of the city say, after taking control of a neighboring town from government forces. See also: Photos of Palmyra show why this anc...

So we went to see Oxford as he was invited to an interview so drove up to drop him off. While doing that, I took the option to pop into the Ashmolean Museum. A classical building, obviously modelled on Greek architecture.    its not tha...

This is an extraordinary practise. Forget the religious back-story behind this but what caught my attention son was the amazing dedication and perseverance these guys showed over years and years of diligent fasting and diet control. I find it so diff...

Gun culture never seemed to have much of a presence in C20th Aust­ralian history. There were occasional mass shootings in Australia during that era, but the shooters seemed to murder their own family members or rival bikie gangs. They rarely went af...

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I think I've mentioned this. From couple of years back, there are more people living in urban areas than in rural areas. So it's going to be interesting to see how they grow and develop. Middle Eastern cities have such a long history. Damascus is con...

The Mad Men series finale ended with Don Draper at peace, freeing himself from his demons, and punctuated by one of the most iconic Coca-Cola commercials in history. But the real story is that Coca-Cola has a re-routed flight, a bunch of pissed-off p...