Did you know?

Did you know?

More books are written, published and sold per person per year in Iceland than anywhere else on the planet.  The Icelandic people were in the past and still are great storytellers. Icelanders’ sagas, also called family sagas, are prose histories recounting events that...
Why Bulgaria?

Why Bulgaria?

Bulgaria, bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and North Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east, is a cultural melting pot.  Greek, Slavic, Ottoman, and Persian influences are displayed in their wealth of fascinating...
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Remember the fable of mythical Icarus who, on wings crafted of feathers and wax, flew too close to the sun? Made of feathers and wax, the sun melted them and Icarus fell and died. His father, Daedalus, a great inventor who is credited with creating the Great Labyrinth...
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...