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Abu Simbel Temples

Abu Simbel Temples

The mammoth monuments that are the temples of Abu Simbel were hidden to the world until Johan Ludwig Burckhardt came across the site in 1813 and discovered a portion of a temple facade covered over the centuries by sand. Four years later, Italian explorer Giovanni Battista Belzoni visited the same place and was able to(…)

Published On: Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only structure on the list of Ancient Wonders of the World that to this day is still pretty much all intact. It is the oldest and largest of the three Pyramids of Giza. According to Egyptologists, the pyramid was built as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in(…)

Published On: Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Wandsworth Park

Wandsworth Park

Wandsworth Park is a park in London’s Putney district. It’s a Grade II listed park, meaning that it comes under the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens in England. The site’s historic listing acknowledges that it is of special interest due to the quality of its layout. Wandsworth Park is located along the south bank(…)

Published On: Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Temple of Edfu

Temple of Edfu

The small Egyptian town of Edfu has one of the best-preserved temples in the country: the Temple of Edfu, which is dedicated to the falcon headed god, Horus. It was built in the Ptolemaic era and is a great example of the scale and detail of pharaonic architecture. The temple is located on the site(…)

Published On: Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Peter Ellis Bookseller

Peter Ellis Bookseller

This gem of a bookshop was established and is run by Peter Ellis, a former partner in the well-known Bloomsbury firm of rare booksellers, Ulysses. The shop is located in Cecil’s Court, a passageway in London’s bustling West End, which is lined with other second hand and antiquarian booksellers. The stock is mainly comprised of(…)

Published On: Monday, July 29th, 2013