Magna Carta (Photo by Ash Mills)
Magna Carta (Photo by Ash Mills)

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Finishing the Circle

26 May 2020

Mud Brick archaeological sites are by their nature dusty places. However, they are rarely rocky and nearly always built in places with low rainfall so rarely wet, meaning fills are often loose, dry and easy to remove.

All good things for the archaeologist.…

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Roger Harrison on Saudi Arabia

26 May 2020

Jeddah, a bustling modern city and commercial hub, often called “The Bride of the Red Sea” has been an important city to civilisation in the Arabian Peninsula for 1500 years or so.

The second largest city in Saudi Arabia, with a population, and estimates vary widely, of nearly three million…

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Ilia Grillo: What it's like to be a local guide in Albania

11 May 2020

From Oliver Gilkes

Many Andante guests have met the local guides who work as our colleagues on tours far and wide. These are the people who generally work in the background, arranging and organising, trying to ensure that the site will be open, and the hotel is expecting us and…

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Experience the ghosts of East Anglia

6 May 2020

The Highways and Byways of East Anglia are home to a host of myths, legends and stories. Take the tale of Black Shuk for instance, the enormous night-black hound who is said to haunt crossroads and graveyards. The beast, whose footfalls are near silent, sometimes seen as cyclops like with…

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