Category Archives: Video

Over 60 pristine shipwrecks, many Byzantine, found in Black Sea

What claims to be the biggest ever maritime expedition, led by British Professor Jon Adams of the University of Southampton, set off to investigate climate change in the Black Sea three years ago, but found many ancient shipwrecks as well. … Continue reading

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‘Building Wonders’: Haghia Sophia

Readers in the US, a treat is coming to your TV screens this Wednesday (February 25). Providence Pictures is releasing the third installment in its Building Wonders series. The first, on the Colosseum, aired on February 11, the second on … Continue reading

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Boris welcomes you to London and the XXX Olympiad

Today after due British ceremonial scepticism, cynicism, and complaints about special Olympic traffic lanes, we in the United Kingdom are starting to feel the excitement of the imminent official start of the London Olympics. Your favourite blog is caught up … Continue reading

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Turkey: epic movie highlights Ottoman conquest

This is bound to cause more controversy! From The Boston Globe Turkey is on a roll these days, uplifted by economic growth and regional diplomacy. Now comes a film to boost the feel-good mood, an epic about the 15th century … Continue reading

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Mount Athos: A visit to the Holy Mountain – CBS’ “60 Minutes” full video

As I trailed this two days ago we can now watch the whole programme. Bob Simon steps back in time when he gets rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan … Continue reading

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Mt. Athos: A visit to the Holy Mountain on CBS’ “60 Minutes” this Easter Sunday

One to try and watch! Bob Simon steps back in time when he gets rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan life of prayer in a tradition virtually unchanged for … Continue reading

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Christian Themes in Art: The First Christian Art and its Early Developments

I suppose many of us like to think that the age of the internet has opened up access to new resources, giving us free access to things that were once only available to the privileged. This is obviously a truism, … Continue reading

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