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When it comes to Hadrian's Wall, we seldom hear about Benwell Fort (Condercum), probably because there is nothing left of the fort - but it has two great features that really should not be missed for a more complete experience of Hadrian's Wall.

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The site of Benwell Roman Fort may not be on the list of must see sites along Hadrian's Wall, but it is here that you can see the only surviving, visible crossing of the vallum.
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Details of a small group tour of the #archaeology in #Puglia (and neighbouring areas) - this is the heel of the boot - which is widely recognised to be one of the most archaeologically diverse regions of #Italy http://bit.ly/1Ji5hXb  
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Political spin from 4th century Rome has the ability to influence how we think today ...
As unthinkable as it may be to us today, Hadrian was only given credit for having built what we know of as Hadrian's Wall in the mid 1800s. What changed people's minds?
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Getting the New Year off to a good start ... look forward to some of the great new museums we will have to visit. 

Here's wishing you all a prosperous 2015!

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2015 sees the opening of three major museums, the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc (France), the National Civil War Centre (UK) and the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo
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Heading to Paris any time soon? If you are thinking about getting a Paris Pass or a Paris Museum Pass, and wondering which one to get - whether to save on costs or for the convenience, here are my tips. And there is also a promotional code to get a discount.

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Review of the Paris Pass versus the Paris Museum Pass: the difference between them, the price, where to buy them - not just good value but also convenient!
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Whether in chapels or caverns, collections of human bones in ossuaries, catacombs and charnel houses throughout Europe are macarbre yet popular attractions
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LAST FEW DAYS to see the spectacular Lod Mosaic in The UK before it heads for Russia and then back to Israel where it will go on permanent display. The exhibition 'Predators & Prey: : A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel, is on display at Waddesdon Manor just outside of Aylesbury.

Read a review, with many more photographs here: 
http://archaeology-travel.com/reviews/predators-prey-the-lod-mosaic-at-waddesdon-manor/

#Roman   #Archaeology   #WaddesdonManor   #Mosaic  
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As the waters start flowing at the Trevi Fountains (turned on 3 November after 17 months of restoration), go beyond the majesty of the Baroque sculpture and architecture to its Roman origins.
A great video of the opening of the Trevi Fountain in the link.
As the Trevi Fountain is revealed following extensive restoration, look beyond its spectacular Baroque sculpture and architecture to its Roman origins
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Ever been to a site that totally surprised you? Hadrian's Wall has been that site for me!
Popular images of Hadrian's Wall tend to focus on soldiers and their weaponry; a modern image of the military: men dressed and ready to kill. There was more to life on the Wall than this.
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If you can not get to the Aztecs or the Ancient Greeks, perhaps they are coming to a museum near you? Here are five blockbuster exhibitions for 2015 I would love to see. Some of you may have already seen at least three of them ... what do you think?

#Aztecs   #AncientGreece   #carthage   #Roman   #MedievalEurope  
From the ancient Greeks in North America, the Aztecs in Australia, a Roman hoard in California to the remains of Medieval Battles in Germany, and ancient Carthage in Leiden
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Much has been said in the last few days about the secret loan of the Ilissos sculpture to the Hermitage by the British Museum. But will any of this have any impact on whether the marbles are returned to their rightful place. I think the time has come for more than a few words, read on to find out what I am doing. If you agree with me, please pass this on to your friends.

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While a replica of the Ilissos statue looks up to the Acropolis in Athens, how should we be reacting to the British Museum?
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For all you fans of Medieval Castles in Europe, and/or 'experimental archaeology' - this will be just up your street. Having a +Travel Coffee Break with Alastair this week will be Sarah Preston from Guédelon.

#Guédelon   #Medieval   #castle  
 
Ever wondered just how hard & complicated it would be back in the 13th century to build one of those medieval castles that we flock to as tourists in the 21st century?

Well, in the woodlands of Burgundy, about 2 hours from Paris, you can see for yourself.

Starting from scratch in 1997, using only the tools and techniques available in 13th century, a team of stonemasons, carpenters, blacksmiths, tile-makers and other craftsmen have been hard at work building Guédelon (www.guedelon.fr) under the gaze of visitors from around the world. It's an astonishing archaeological project (due to be featured this month in a five-part documentary on BBC2) that will keep them busy till 2025.

Sarah Preston from Guédelon will join this week's HOA to talk about the project and what's there for visitors.

If you have questions for her, or perhaps have visited Guédelon and have experience to share, and you'd like to participate in the hangout, let me know.

If you have questions but don't want to join us, then you can post them using the onscreen Q&A app (top right) before and during the hangout.

And if you have other travel/tourism stuff you'd like to talk about in this week's edition, let me know.

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+Coral Anders You can still watch it, it is stored permanently on YouTube. just click on the link.
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Whether you have just a passing interest in one or two well-known sites or you would like to see as much as you can; whether you are a group of adults or a family with young children - the comprehensive archaeology travel guide will be an invaluable place to start.
 
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