Category Archives: Tourism

Zahi Hawass Publishes a Tirade Against the British Embassy, Promises to Treat Their Scientists Coldly

Zahi Hawass, the Head of the Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, and therefore the gatekeeper of Egyptian archaeology, has recently published a tirade against the British Embassy in the latest issue of Cairo’s Al-Ahram Weekly. Hawass declares that Egyptians have … Continue reading

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Plaster Slab Falls Off of the Colosseum

A slab of lime plaster fell off of the Colosseum in Rome early yesterday morning. A statement from Rome’s archaeological department confirmed that around 6:00 am local time “three plaster fragments came undone from the gallery of the central aisle … Continue reading

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French Company to Offer Tours of Ancient Sites in Iraq

(function() {var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.src = ‘http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js’;s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})(); A French company this week began offering tours to ancient sites in southern Iraq, home to some of the oldest cities in the cradle of civilization. The … Continue reading

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Athens’ Panathenaic Stadium Reopens to the Public

(function() {var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.src = ‘http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js’;s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})(); The marble Panathenaic Stadium in Athens has reopened its doors to the public for the first time since 1896, when it hosted the first modern Olympic Games. … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu to Undergo Infrastructure Upgrades After Mudslide and Flood Damage

Machu Picchu is set to undergo infrastructure upgrades and changes to its tourism program after the site was closed for two months when the railway which connects the ancient Inca city to the outside world was damaged by mudslides and … Continue reading

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Renovation to Modernize Luxor Underway While Many Fume in Silence

A large renovation and restoration project is currently underway in Luxor, home to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Golf courses, five-star hotels, and an IMAX theater will appear in the city and lights will flood the Valley of the Kings … Continue reading

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Part of Nero’s Palace Collapses in Rome

A part of the ceiling of Rome’s infamous emperor Nero’s palace collapsed Tuesday as repair work was underway at the site. A section of the garden above the roof consequently fell into the palace. Officials reported no injuries. Nero’s Golden … Continue reading

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