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Albania’s Voskopoja churches make it to Europe’s 7 most endangered heritage sites

Continuing the focus on endangered churches in Albania, there is good and bad news. The post-Byzantine churches in Voskopoja and Vithkuq, southeastern Albania, have made it to Europe’s seven most endangered heritage sites for 2018, in a ranking that helps mobilise … Continue reading

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Ruined Albanian churches could be tourist magnet if repaired

As someone who has made four visits to Albania (more than I have made to Spain!) this article was of great interest to me. Saving the many Byzantine churches of Albania would certainly be worthwhile, but as this article shows, … Continue reading

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Leading Oxford professor of Byzantine Studies, Dr Mark Whittow, killed in car crash

Leading academics and the president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, have paid tribute to Oxford University lecturer Dr Mark Whittow after he died before Christmas. Dr Whittow is believed to have died in a collision on the M40 motorway on … Continue reading

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Saint Catherine’s Monastery library reopens

Egypt has reopened the ancient library at the famed St. Catherine’s Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai, which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts . The inauguration ceremony was attended by Egyptian and western officials. … Continue reading

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UNESCO: Every Person Must Visit these 18 Greek Monuments

You can’t argue that this is indeed an impressive list. What would you add? UNESCO advises travellers to Greece to visit 18 monuments that are an absolute must as World Heritage Monuments, out of a total 1,073 sites graded as … Continue reading

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Repost – The must-see art museums of Athens

Vogue’s Hamish Bowles visits the Must-See art museums of Athens. This year I sandwiched a blissful break on a remote Greek island in between trips to Athens—a city that, although beleaguered by the country’s economic travails, remains a hotbed of … Continue reading

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How Turks Came To Anatolia: The Battle Of Manzikert

The Seljuk Turks defeated the Byzantine army in 1071 Manzikert Battle and opened up Anatolia for Turkish rule. This is how the seeds of the Ottoman Empire were planted. by ZEYNEP ŞAHIN First published in TRT World The Battle of … Continue reading

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