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Memento mori: The Sedlec Ossuary

Ever since the fall of the infamous ‘Iron Curtain’, the Czech Republic, and in particular its capital, Prague, has become an ever more popular tourist destination for millions annually. As if its rich history, fascinating culture, and spectacular...

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Darvaza gas crater – Door to Hell

It is in the middle of Turkmenistan, alone in the centre of the Karakum Desert, an endless fire rages. At the bottom of a 70-meter-wide (230 ft) crater, surrounded by the stark expanse of barren rock and sand, flames burn in a ceaseless and hellish...

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The Enigma of the Margate Shell Grotto

There exist many ancient man-made monuments and landmarks around the world that modern historians simply cannot deduce the exact purpose of: the Nazca Lines in Peru, the ruined city of Teotihuacan, and of course Stonehenge. The debates have been...

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The Mystery of Oak Island

With the new Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander now in cinemas, wannabe explorers around the world may find themselves lamenting that, in this day and age, all the blank spaces on the map appear to have been filled in. But, as Shakespeare...

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Japanese Tea Ceremonies: Hatsugama

Without a doubt, tea is one of the most consumed drinks on the planet. Whether you like it hot or cold, with milk or without, drink it for pleasure or medicinal purposes, it certainly plays a major role in many cultures. For those of us bracing...

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Why Mortgages Became So Huge

The history of mortgages is rather undefined. Getting a mortgage is often reported on as a struggle, but maybe knowing more about where they came from can help you understand where you can go right and wrong. Here’s a little food for thought on the...

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Indian Independence Day – 70 Years Free

“At the stroke of today’s midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” On 15th August 1947, these words ushered in a new era for India, marking the moment of their emancipation from British occupancy. It was a hard...

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