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Only in Guides

The Only In Guides are city guides for independent cultural travellers written by Duncan JD Smith and published by The Urban Explorer. Each volume tells the story of a city using its unique locations, hidden corners and unusual objects. Ideal for those who want to get off the beaten track and under a city’s skin, they include forgotten cemeteries, eccentric museums, industrial relics and unusual places of worship.

Ancient History Encyclopedia

Ancient History Encyclopedia is a non-profit educational website with the mission to provide the best ancient history information on the internet for free. They exist as a reference to ancient history educators, students, and enthusiasts. All contributions to the website are submitted and reviewed by expert volunteers who wish to share their knowledge.

Ciceroni Travel

CICERONI Travel is a highly regarded company, founded by Tom Duncan, specialising in cultural tours for groups and individuals. CICERONI, is the Italian for a group of eighteenth century Grand Tour Guides. They create and conduct tours in the relaxed but informative manner of “The Grand Tour” with a particular accent on private visits to houses and gardens, good food and wine, comfortable hotels in enviable country and city locations.

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Advancing Women Artists Foundation, an American not-for-profit, is committed to identifying and restoring artwork by women in Florence’s museum storages. Myriad paintings and sculptures by ground-breaking women artists have been overlooked for centuries and, many works are currently in desperate need of restoration. As of today, compelling artistic treasures continue to be a silent, undiscovered part of the city’s creative heritage.

Peter Sommer Travels

Peter Sommer Travels offer a range of escorted historical and cultural tours, archaeological adventures, walking holidays, food and gastronomy vacations and language learning trips. They offer inspirational trips of a lifetime: relaxing and beautiful gulet cruises, stimulating and exciting land tours, private gulet charters and exclusive city and regional tours all in the company of expert archaeologists and historians.

Eland Books

Eland houses an unrivalled collection of books about the world and its societies. The titles explore the magic of our cultures, their humour, their common humanity and their inspiring differences. For the price of a good bottle of wine our travel books offer inspiration for passionate exploration – in the company of authors who really know, and who know how to tell it.

Letters From Baghdad

Letters from Baghdad is a documentary film that tells the extraordinary and thought-provoking story of Gertrude Bell. A pioneering adventurer, diplomat, archaeologist and spy, Bell travelled widely in the Middle East at the dawn of the 20th century. Revealing an unexpected look at the Middle East from 100 years ago, through stunning archival footage, the film follows Bell's unprecedented rise within the all male ranks of Military Intelligence to the inner sanctum of power.

Little Yak

An Asia-focussed travel blog run by tour guide and writer, Jo James, Little Yak showcases stories and photography from the remoter corners of the continent, providing inspiration for intrepid explorers and armchair travellers alike.

Past horizons

Past Horizons is the archaeologist's tool store which also provides the latest updates in archaeological news and articles. Established since 2007 as a sister company to British Archaeological Jobs and Resources (BAJR), they sell quality equipment that has been tried and tested in the field. They also provide a database of current digs.

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