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Colossi of Memnon
Luxor

Colossi of Memnon

Posted In: Destinations | Egypt
The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues, standing 20 metres tall, of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.  Since 1350BC (over 3,400 years), when Amenhotep III ruled Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII, the statues have stood in the Theban Necroplolis, west of what is now Luxor and the Nile River. The Colossi of Memnon was built during the pharaoh’s lifetime with its original function being to stand guard at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple, where he was worshipped as a god both before and after his death. Bo[...]
Pompeii Brothel
Pompeii

Pompeii Brothel – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Destinations | Italy
Pompeii is the most famous of the ancient Roman towns preserved after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. What is not as well known is that Pompeii was home to brothels and the graphic sexual images that adorned their walls. One such brothel, Lupanare, was built only a few years before the volcanic eruption. Much of the art shows sex acts that some archaeologists believe were advertisements of available services. However, it is also believed that the images may have shown an idealised version of what it was like to wo[...]
Visiting Port Arthur
Port Arthur

Visiting Port Arthur

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
Port Arthur is a small town and UNESCO world heritage listed former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania.  It is one of Australia's most significant heritage sites.  It has a tragic history both in the convict era and in modern times. Getting to Port Arthur Most people who go to Port Arthur travel from Hobart to the site. Port Arthur is about a 1 hour and 30 minute drive from Hobart.  If you are staying in Hobart, I recommend you get up early to make sure you are at Port Arthur when the gat[...]
Mummies at Chauchilla Cemetery, Nasca
Nasca

Chauchilla Cemetery, Nasca

Posted In: Peru
While visiting Nasca we had a morning free before taking a flight over the famous Nasca lines.  So we decided to visit the Chauchilla Cemetery.You will find the cemetery located 30km south of Nasca.  After our visit to the cemetery we stopped at the Nasca airport for our flight over the Nasca lines.  Then we headed back into Nasca for the night. There is a small fee to enter the cemetery.  Once you have paid the entrance fee you are able to wonder the area yourself.  However, the best way to see[...]