Tag Archives: Maps

Fantastic Map of The Roman Empire

Whilst doing a little bit of web browsing when writing my recent series of Roman articles, I came across this wonderful map below of the Roman Empire when it was at its maximum extent.  I don’t write simple posts like … Continue reading

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Watling Street – A Roman Road through the heart of Britain

Though the Romans are famed for their roads along with many other things, they didn’t invent the idea of roads but rather vastly improved upon what had gone before with better engineering, money and manpower to it easier for their … Continue reading

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An ancient Roman road re-opens in London – Watling Street Revived

You might have seen my last post on the London Temple of Mithras or London Mithraeum. As part of the massive building project which has seen the creation of the new Bloomburg Headquarters and the painstakingly restored and relocated Temple of … Continue reading

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The castle at the bottom of a Turkish Lake

  It has been thought by many that the breaching of the Bosphurus thousands of years near present day Istanbul may have given rise to the accounts of the legendary Great Flood not just with Noah in the Holy Bible … Continue reading

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The lost and hidden rivers of London

It’s easy to see London as one big mega city with just one river, what Londoners fondly call old Father Thames. When the tide of the river rises and falls it is almost as if you can see the city itself … Continue reading

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The longest ongoing conflicts in the world

It’s that time of year when most websites and blogs do a rather whimsical review of the year with an overly saccharine Christmasy feeling.   That may be all well and good for those of us living in something of … Continue reading

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Visualising the spread of cities throughout time

As I’m really busy with my tours this week and don’t have a great deal of time to do a lot of writing, instead I found neat little video that I found that conveys a fascinating subject.  The creation and … Continue reading

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