Glastonbury and Legend of King Arthur

When someone says "Glastonbury" hippies, music, mud and fields filled with tents all come to mind - conjuring up imagines of the legendary Glastonbury Festival. However, Glastonbury has a long history, rich with legend and folklore. From the sword in the stone to the knights of the round table, King Arthur's legend has spread from …

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Granada, an Islamic History of a Spanish City

It is not widely known that Granada was one of the Muslim cities of Spain. Ornately decorated palaces, foreboding fortresses towering over the cities ramshackle, cobbled streets are what Granada is known for. Heavily influenced by Morocco's past culture and political support, Granada's culture is one of European combined with Arab architecture. Houses are covered …

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Dragons, Castles and Magical Bones of Krakow

Under the Town Square lies a city hundreds of years old. People of today wander and walk over history deep underground without realising it, they are treading where 1000’s of people have trodden over the centuries. In the 8th century Krakow was an impressive town, with fortifications, Wawel castle and was surrounded by settlements. From the …

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Christmas in Ancient Rome

In the Roman Empire, people drank, sang and feasted their way through December...sound familiar? From the 17th of December, the Romans celebrated Saturnalia for a week. Decorations adorned homes and banquets were held. Saturnalia was a time of merrymaking, revelry and indulgence - believed by some to be the predecessor of Christmas. Families celebrated the god …

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Salzburg, an Austrian fairytale city

Salzburg Salzburg is a pint-sized city split by the Danube river. Surrounded by snow-tipped mountains, lush green fields and a centre of baroque architecture it is known as the pearl of Austria. A brief outline of Salzburg's History First founded as Iuvavum by the Romans in 15BC, Salzburg has had a long history of occupation …

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Exploring Alicante’s Archaeology

Alicante is known for its historic, mountain-top castle, turquoise sea and mile-long beaches. Unknown to many tourists, it is an ancient city, and people have lived there for thousands of years. Archaeological remains have been found from the Bronze Age, Iberians and Romans Cavemen in Spain? In the mountains and rocks surround Alicante, evidence of rock …

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