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Autumn 2015

Travel to Malta, Turkey, China, the USA,

Portugal, England and Italy

In this Issue...

Islands of Giants
Garry Shaw visits the prehistoric temples of Malta and Gozo

Hidden secrets of the Silk Road
Explore the secrets of Dunhuang and the nearby Mogao Caves

Museum Focus
The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon; full of treasures.

Sanliurfa: City of Prophets
This Turkish town lies in an area that has been continuous inhabited for 10,000 years. Find out all about it

Ai WeiWei comes to the RA
This extraordinary Chinese artists is having his first major show in the UK at the Royal Academy

Keeping up with the Joneses
Find out where that phrase originated - and explore the Golden Age of the Hudson River valley

Stratford-upon-Avon's Jubilee
An 18th century event in Shakespeare's birthplace was actually the start of the tourist industry...true or false?

Intrepid Traveller: Ibn Battuta
Ibn Battuta travelled the Muslim world of the 14th century and beyond - but have you heard of him?

To Florence con amore
Jane Fortune brings us her top ten less well known places to visit in Florence

Plus ...the Carrara marble quarries which have been used for thousands of years and had many famous visitors from Michaelangelo to Dickens. There is an interview with Paul Viney, auctioneer, and the latest book reviews, art and archaeological news and exhibitions including an exhibition focus on Celts: art and Identity at the British Museum, London.  So much to read and enjoy! 
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