New Discoveries at Pompeii

New Discoveries at Pompeii

Archaeologists have found new graffiti that may end the debate about the exact date of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in 79 AD. In one of his letters to the Roman historian Tacitus, Pliny the Younger documented the event twenty five years after it...
New Discoveries in Turkey’s Göbekli Tepe

New Discoveries in Turkey’s Göbekli Tepe

Built several millennia before Stonehenge or Egypt’s great pyramids, Göbekli Tepe is acclaimed as the world’s oldest temple at around 12,000 years old. Listed as a UNESCO World heritage property in 2018, this stunning sanctuary complex in south-east Turkey...
Etruscan Goddess Inscription at Poggio Colla in Italy

Etruscan Goddess Inscription at Poggio Colla in Italy

Photo by Mugello Valley Project At the Etruscan sanctuary of Poggio Colla archaeologists are working on deciphering a rare inscription found on a temple stone. The translation of the sacred text has revealed the name of a female goddess, Uni. It is thought that she...
Traveling through Bulgaria

Traveling through Bulgaria

A post-trip interview with tour manager, Kelly Bryson How long was your trip to Bulgaria and where did you visit? The trip was just over two weeks long and we made a circuit of the entire country, including stops at Sofia, Ivanovo, Madara Rider, Varna, Nessebar, Stara...
Sicily: The Heart of the Mediterranean

Sicily: The Heart of the Mediterranean

By Heather Stoeckley “To have seen Italy without seeing Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.”  These words from the poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe (who traveled to Sicily 1786-1788) have been the playing in the back of head since...