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Ancient architectural wonder of Rome

Ancient architectural wonder of Rome Watch

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The Coliseum is an elliptical amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one ...

England's great Neolithic site

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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometers (2.0 mi) west of Amesbury and 13 kilometers ...

Ancient temple of the goddess Athena

Ancient temple of the goddess Athena Watch

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The Parthenon, an ancient temple in the Athenian Acropolis in Greece, was dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens ...

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was crucified and buried

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a church within the walled Old City of Jerusalem. It is a few steps away from the Muristan, a Christian quarter ...

Canterbury Cathedral, amongst the oldest Christian sites in England

Canterbury Cathedral, amongst the oldest Christian sites in England Watch

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Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and forms part of a World Heritage ...

Treasure trove of Byzantine artifacts found at Umm al-Rasas

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The ancient city of Umm al-Rasas in Jordan has yielded a treasure trove of Byzantine artifacts ever since excavations began there in 1986. Much of ...

Taking to the skies? Watch your wallet!

Taking to the skies? Watch your wallet! Watch

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Flying is by far the most expensive way to travel, and it's not necessarily just the cost of your airplane ticket. Passengers who desire a decent ...

Cavalaire-sur-Mer, France: Côte d'Azur without the attitude

Cavalaire-sur-Mer, France: Côte d'Azur without the attitude Watch

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Cavalaire-sur-Mer in France is a lovely tourist destination that is not that well known but is still beautiful regardless. In fact, it has many ...

United Airlines crew refuses to protect teen girl exposed to sex act

United Airlines crew refuses to protect teen girl exposed to sex act Watch

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A California teenager is suing United Airlines after she claims the company did nothing to stop the man from performing a sexual act on himself ...

Lively, modern city of Amman has rich historical past

Lively, modern city of Amman has rich historical past Watch

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Amman, the largest city in Jordan, is one electric with all that is new and today. A bustling, cosmopolitan center, Amman also has a rich ...

Abbey of St. Foy is longtime medieval pilgrimage route

Abbey of St. Foy is longtime medieval pilgrimage route

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The Abbey of St. Foy, nestled in the hills of southern France is a beautiful Romanesque church perfectly aligned with its surroundings. The ...

Austere Abbaye de Fonteny filled only with light

Austere Abbaye de Fonteny filled only with light

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Found in the Burgundy Valley, the Abbaye de Fontenay is a well-restored 12th-century Cistercian monastery founded by St. Bernard of Clairvaux. The ...

British man visits all of the world's 201 nations - without flying in a plane

British man visits all of the world's 201 nations - without flying in a plane

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Thirty-three-year-old Graham Hughes of Liverpool wanted to travel with his feet firmly planted on the soil. To this end, the eccentric Briton can now ...

The Basilique Ste-Madeleine second only to Notre Dame in size

The Basilique Ste-Madeleine second only to Notre Dame in size

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The Basilique Ste-Madeleine or Basilica Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Vézelay is the largest Romanesque church in France. It is only 10 yards ...

Mont-St-Michel island abbey connected with natural land bridge

Mont-St-Michel island abbey connected with natural land bridge

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Mont-St-Michel, also written Mont Saint Michel) is a small island from the north coast of France at the mouth of the Couesnon River in Normandy. ...

Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Abbey greets visitors near Orleans in central France

Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Abbey greets visitors near Orleans in central France

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Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Abbey is a beautiful as well as significant church on the Loire River, which is close to Orléans in central France. The site ...

The Abbey of Fontfroide was onetime center of orthodoxy

The Abbey of Fontfroide was onetime center of orthodoxy

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The Abbey of Fontfroide, located in the Languedoc region of southern France is one of the most complete abbey complexes remaining today. Founded as a ...

France's Saint Hilaire Abbey contains sarcophagus of Saint Sernin

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Saint-Hilaire-d' Aude or the Saint Hilaire Abbey in France is a medieval Benedictine monastery of Carcassonne. The building's chief claim to fame ...

Bring binoculars to the St. Matthias Abbey Church to see architectural marvels

Bring binoculars to the St. Matthias Abbey Church to see architectural marvels

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St. Matthias Abbey Church or Abtei St. Matthias in Trier, Germany, is a beautiful 12th-century church, part of an active Benedictine abbey and is ...

Masterpiece of German Romanesque architecture, the Maria Laach resembles fairy tale castle

Masterpiece of German Romanesque architecture, the Maria Laach resembles fairy tale castle

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The Maria Laach Abbey, or as it is known in Germany, the Abtei Maria Laach or Kloster Maria Laach is located on the wooded shores of a crater ...

Augustinian Church and Monastery was where Martin Luther lived for six years

Augustinian Church and Monastery was where Martin Luther lived for six years

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The chief stop on the Luther trail is in Erfurt, Germany is where the Augustinerkloster, or Augustinian Monastery. Luther became an Augustinian ...

German church remains faithful to its Irish roots

German church remains faithful to its Irish roots

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The 12th Century church, the Schottenkirche St. Jakob, or Scots Church of St. James in Regensburg is a fascinating Romanesque church founded by ...

49 of 160 bridges have been repaired or replaced

49 of 160 bridges have been repaired or replaced

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The Eagle River Bridge, as well as other Colorado bridges, started showing its age.

Mount Athos is largest of Greece's monasteries

Mount Athos is largest of Greece's monasteries

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A mountainous peninsula in northern Greece, Mount Athos or the "Holy Mountain" is home to 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries and forms an autonomous ...

Daphni Monastery is one of the great masterpieces of the Byzantine empire

Daphni Monastery is one of the great masterpieces of the Byzantine empire

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The 11th-century Byzantine monastery, Daphni Monastery is found just outside of Athens. A  World Heritage site, Daphni Monastery is one of ...

Catholics for Israel on Understanding the Temple: Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus

Catholics for Israel on Understanding the Temple: Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus

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By Ariel Ben Ami

There's no better way to learn about Jesus's own spiritual life during the Lenten period, then to get to know the the Jerusalem Temple, the central ...

Monastery of the Transfiguration of Christ highest, largest of six monasteries of Meteora

Monastery of the Transfiguration of Christ highest, largest of six monasteries of Meteora

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The Great Meteoron or the Monastery of the Transfiguration of Christ is the highest, largest and oldest of the six monasteries of the Meteora. If ...

Varlaam Monastery, founded in 14th Century still active today

Varlaam Monastery, founded in 14th Century still active today

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Varlaam Monastery, also known as Barlaam Monastery in the Meteora is named in honor of the monk who first built the tiny chapel on this rocky ...