• Acropolis Museum, Greece

    Acropolis Museum, Greece

    In order to protect the extraordinary collection of ancient artefacts found at the Acropolis, the aptly named Acropolis Museum was built. I figured it would be a pretty good place to start my journey into Greece’s long history.

  • Lasithi Plateau, Crete

    Lasithi Plateau, Crete

    The Lasithi Plateau, located at 850m altitude in eastern Crete, has been worked by farmers since the time of the Minoans. At one stage, there were more than 10,000 windmills scattered across the basin.

  • Bull Leaping, Greece

    Bull Leaping, Greece

    Tired of the gimmicky, Johnny-come-lately sports appearing in the Olympic Games? Support the return of the ancient, spectacular and potentially lethal sport of Bull Leaping!

  • Exploring Ancient Petra, Jordan

    Exploring Ancient Petra, Jordan

    To show due respect to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, I decided to spend three days exploring ancient Petra. And I’m here to tell you, they were three fascinating days.

  • Siwa Oasis, Egypt

    Siwa Oasis, Egypt

    Although I had spent over a month in Egypt, and had visited a few places on the arid edge of the Nile Valley, I hadn’t gone deep into the desert. Having spent many years living in Central Australia, I was keen to see the country’s dry interior.

  • Aswan, Egypt

    Aswan, Egypt

    Despite Aswan, Egypt, having some amazing sites to explore, I can’t say I had a great time.

  • Treasures of Luxor, Egypt

    Treasures of Luxor, Egypt

    Exploring Luxor today, with its innumerable (and incredibly well preserved) ancient sites all clustered together, is an unforgettable experience.

  • Tutankhamun: The Boy King, Egypt

    Tutankhamun: The Boy King, Egypt

    British Archaeologist Howard Carter had been working in Egypt for 31 dry and dusty years before he made arguably the world’s most sensational archaeological discovery.

  • In the Valley of the Kings, Egypt

    In the Valley of the Kings, Egypt

    It was already well on the way to the forecast high of 42 degrees in Luxor when I left my accommodation and walked towards town. I was heading to the Valley of the Kings, one of Egypt’s most astounding ancient sites.

  • Outside the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

    Outside the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

    Having spent the first day of my visit to the Pyramids of Giza getting a feel for the place, and venturing inside the Pyramids of Khufu and Khafre, I returned the following day ready for some wider exploration.

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