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Besides the various destination and thematic guides we produce on Archaeology Travel, we also publish a range of articles based on our own experiences visiting archaeology and history sites and museums. These vary considerably. From providing basic tips on how to buy tickets or how to get to certain places. To providing the kind of information you might not find on official websites - such as how early you need to get in line if you want to visit a site where there is no provision for online reservations. The following are our latest articles, as they were published with the most recent at the top. We are always interested to hear from potential long term writers as well as readers who would like to produce one of guests posts. If this is you, do contact us.

Venice in 48 Hours: Italy’s Floating City

With its winding Medieval streets and majestic Grand Canal, not unsurprisingly Venice is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Often thought of as the ultimate romantic city, it also prides itself on cultural events such as the Venice Carnival, the Venice Biennale and the Venice International Film Festival. Although the city is hardly ancient by Italian standards, Venice has a rich and fascinating history. Two days is certainly a good start.

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Rome’s Arch of Janus Re-Opens 13 November 2021

Rome’s Arch of Janus is a quadrifons arch on the edge of what was the Forum Boarium, opposite the church of San Giorgio in Velabro. Little is known about this four-sided, four-arched structure, thought to have been built in the 4th century AD. Since 1993 the arch has been inaccessible, surrounded by a fence. Following excavations and a high profile restoration programme, from mid November 2021 this enigmatic monument will once again be open to visitors.

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Must See Shakespearean Sites In England

William Shakespeare lived from 1564 to 1616, and is undoubtedly the most famous playwright in the English literary canon. Today, Shakespeare’s fans have a fascinating selection of attractions to choose from when indulging their interest in the Elizabethan writer. We provide visitor information for ten of the most important Shakespearean sites, from his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to the site of the original Globe Theatre in London.

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25 Historical Day Trips from Brighton

Whatever your interests, in the seaside city of Brighton you will find much to see. Whether it is the regency splendour of the Royal Pavilion or the activities on the Brighton Palace Pier. Brighton is also a prefect base from which to explore the south coast of England. From prehistoric and Roman sites to the Battle of Hastings and many medieval castles. From historic houses to an Art Deco airport. We suggest 25 day trips from Brighton, under or around an hour away.

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25 of the Best Castles in England

Visiting castles in England is a favourite pastime. Their attraction appeals to people visiting from all over the world as much as to families living in England looking for an enjoyable day out. And England has many castles to visit. Ranging from those that are still lived in (and not open to the public), to those that have barely left a trace. These are some of the best castles in England. Castles that are largely or fully intact, with lots of interest for all.

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Things to See and Do in Salisbury with 500,000 Years of History

From the Salisbury Cathedral to Stonehenge. From the ruins of the medieval settlement at Old Sarum to one of the finest local history museums in England. Salisbury has 500,000 years of history for visitors to see and explore. Whether you are looking for things to do in Salisbury for a day or thinking about spending a few nights, this list gives you a good idea of all that is on offer in and around this heritage city.

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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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