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Mystery of the Nazca Lines

In the mid-1500s, Spanish conquistador Pedro Cieza de Leon was chronicling his exploration of southern Peru and referred to strange trail markers he found in the soil of the Nazca Desert. In 1586, a separate report instead mentioned ancient ‘roads’...

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The catacombs of Paris

People have always died, and for as long as people have died, the disposal of bodies has been required. Various methods have stood the test of time, whether they be burial, cremation, or even being sent off to sea like a Viking warrior. As with...

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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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Don’t be upset – it’s Holi!

Bonfires crackle, water balloons catapult from strategic hiding places and coloured powders tie-dye the world. It’s time for Holi! Despite its aesthetic recently being adopted by the Western festival scenes as a ‘trendy way to paint your...

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Mount Kailash: Centre of the Universe?

It is not uncommon for a landmark with religious significance to hold meaning for several faiths at once. The most famous and one of the most tragic examples is the greatly fought-over city of Jerusalem, heralded as a Holy City by both Judaism and...

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