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Celebrating Coleridge, Kublai Khan & Xanadu

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, an English poet and philosopher, was born on 21st October 1772 in the small town of Ottery St Mary, Devon. One of his better known shorter poems, Kuba Khan – which is said to be a fragment of a much longer piece, is supposed to have been written after reading an early […]


Twinned Towns … What is Next, Sister Sites?

Since the staging of the Olympics in London last August a collection photographs of the Great Wall of China has been doing rounds of exhibition spaces in London and beyond. The exhibition, The Great Wall – Photographs Then and Now, has just opened in Hexam Abbey. And remember, Hexam Abbey was built with stone from […]

The wall snaking aloong the crests of mountains

My Bucket List: The Great Wall of China

Although I have seen some amazing archaeological sites around the World, there are many more I would like to see. Without any hesitation, at the top of my Archaeology Travel Bucket List has to be the Great Wall of China (and I suppose that must go hand in hand with seeing the Terracotta Army in […]

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