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5 romantic getaway cruises

5 Romantic Getaway Cruises

Are you dreaming of escaping it all with your significant other? A cruise to a romantic destination is the ideal getaway for couples who want to reconnect and rekindle their passion. During a cruise, you and your partner can completely relax and live in the moment together. You’ll effortlessly visit some of the most scenic …

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The new library, Alexandria, Egypt.

Alexandria’s Ancient Arcana

the library then In its time, Alexandria’s library was the largest and most prestigious in the ancient world, a collaborative hivemind for brilliant individuals, and an invaluable resource for leaders seeking insights on how to rule or negotiate with neighboring nations. It was also a symbol of Egypt’s wealth and influence, because having a repository …

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Ruins of Knossos Palace at Crete

minos: legends & realities

The Greek myth of the maze and the minotaur is an epic of oral and written traditions. The rite-of-passage tale opens with King Minos of Crete betraying Poseidon by keeping a sacrificial bull as a pet, and his wife later giving birth to a violent minotaur, which Minos concealed in an elaborate labyrinth. Each year …

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The Colossus of Rhodes – One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Anyone who’s ever had knee trouble can sympathize with the Colossus of Rhodes. Built of bronze and standing 110 feet tall, the Colossus of Rhodes statue depicting Helios, the Greek God of the Sun, towered over Rhodes’ Mandraki Harbor 2,000 years ago. It symbolized Rhodes’ victory over Cyprus. Architect Chares of Lindos designed the statue …

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Wildlife Found on Elba – Part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park

Pasta, pizza, historical sites and Italian leather goods are more apt to be on travelers’ reasons for visiting Italy than seeing wildlife. But for Windstar’s guests on the Yachtsman’s Harbors of the Rivieras  cruise, a weeklong trip visiting small ports offers time to slow down and chase butterflies, or watch dolphins play in the surf. …

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A CRUISER’S DREAM TRANSIT

In their time, the Colossus of Rhodes, Statue of Zeus and Temple of Artemis were Grecian wonders of the world, but the Corinth Canal, a time-saving 4-mile-long waterway from the Gulf of Corinth to the Aegean Sea, remained a dream for nearly 3,000 years. Cutting this canal proved too arduous for conquering Romans and Venetians, …

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