Yearly Archive: 2017

Italy – Living History

Among the countless treasures in Rome is Castel Sant’Angelo. This monument was commissioned by Hadrian to serve as his mausoleum. Constructed between 134 and 139AD, the towering, cylindrical building commands a presence as an...

Memory Challenge

When you return to the train station after a day at work, your challenge is to remember where you parked your bicycle. Without it, you will have a long walk home. Of the top...

Terra Cotta Warriors

In 246BC at the age of 13, Qin Shi Huang ascended the throne to become the first emperor of China. Soon after, he began building his mausoleum. Located in Xian, the site lay dormant...

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Houseboats in Holland

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is often called the Venice of the North. It boasts more bridges (1,753) than Venice. Bridges connect its 165 canals. And along these canals people live in houseboats...