Author: Thomas Dowson

The 10 Best Islands in Europe for History Lovers

Islands of Europe come in all shapes and sizes. Whether at the crossroads of the Mediterranean or in the more remote North Sea, these islands very often have fascinating pasts. And it is the archaeology and history of these places that makes them popular tourist destinations. Here I take just ten of the best islands you can visit in Europe and explore what it is that makes them so attractive to history lovers.

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Rock Art in Moab, Utah: the Best Places to See Pictoraphs and Petroglyphs

In the heart of red rock landscapes and canyonlands of south east Utah is the small resort town of Moab. One of the reasons many come to spend a few days here is to explore the archaeology and rock art (both petroglyphs and pictographs, from many historic periods). This guide provides information for those who are looking to see just a few of the better sites as well as those would like to see as much as they can.

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Baalbek Reborn: Take a Virtual Tour of Baalbek Ruins

In November 1898 Emperor Wilhelm II and his wife passed through Baalbek, Lebanon, on their way to Jerusalem. Within a month he had archaeologists working at Baalbeck. Now, after more than two decades of research, the German Archaeological Institute in collaboration with Fly Over Zone and the Lebanese General Department of Antiquities have produced an engaging virtual tour of the extraordinary temple complex at Baalbek.

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Things to Do in Moab, 2022: From Dinosaurs to Today

Start your day in Moab by watching an incredible sunrise in the Canyonlands National Park. Follow the sun throughout the day and then watch it set on the red rock formations in Arches National Park. It is here in Arches where you will find Moab’s iconic Delicate Arch. And find it you should. Not only are there many other things to see in the park itself, there are so many more things to do in the Moab area. From dinosaur tracks to Thelma and Louise.

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