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Provinces or Provincial? Lands of the Ancient Roman Empire

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There is nothing like the clean lines of a well-planned city or a well-designed building. Inspiration continues to be drawn from the remains of ancient cultures - Greek, Roman, Nabatean, Lycian, one lifetime isn't enough.
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Khoms, Libya
Some of the best preserved, most intact Roman ruins I've ever seen. The location, about 80 miles east of Tripoli, is amazing—overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
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Jendouba, Tunisia
I discovered a couple years ago that if you have a penchant for ancient Roman ruins, it’s far better to go to Tunisia than Italy. The quality of preservation is far superior to many Italian sites and the lack of tourists is more refreshing than...
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Sidi Bou Said, Carthage, Tunisia
... magical
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بلاريجيا، Tunisia
This nearly 2000 years old, of an underground section of a Roman villa.In an archeological site known as: Bulla Regia ( Bulla the royal). In north west Tunisia. Reminds me, how we should learn from our ancestors, not how to save energy, but , how...
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Jerash Governorate, Jordan
I'll be honest, the primary reason I went to Jordan was to see Petra. But rather than fly in and out, I decided to spend a week exploring the country. One day I went to the ancient city of Jerash. It was beautiful - well preserved with the avenues...
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Behind Luzmilla Hospital, Jabal Al Webdeh, Amman, Jordan
Retreat to the Citadel in the afternoon, the traditional escape to high ground, in a city built on seven hills provides respite from the hubbub below, in the autumn go at 3 ish & stay until the rose hued sunset envelops you, neatly coinciding with...
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Disi, Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Jordan
Everyone I met in Jordan was engaging, interesting and polite, including the children. If you find yourself in an old bedouin town, make sure to engage with the kids, who often speak english better than adults. Here they're playing with an...
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Jordan
As is often the case with travel expectations, there’s so much more to a site than what we can see in the confines of a screen or read in black and white letters on a page. Often the real place is a shock of depth, colors and aromas, and the way...
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Athens 105 58, Greece

You can’t miss the Parthenon, the majestic ruin towering above Athens. Originally painted in vivid hues, this feat of architecture, engineering, and artistry is still as awe-inspiring as it was almost 2,500 years ago. Le Corbusier, pioneer...

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Delphi 330 54, Greece
The belly button of the world lies eighty miles northwest of Athens, where the southern slope of Mount Parnassus, cut deeply by cascades feeding the River Pleistos, drops precipitously into the Gulf of Corinth. High above the ravine in a cleft...
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Polignotou 3, Athina 105 55, Greece
Slave-traders and shoe-menders, jewelers and moneylenders haggled and gossiped at this ancient marketplace the history of which spans five millennia. The Agora was also the stomping ground of rival philosophers Plato and Socrates—the latter...
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Thessaloniki 546 31, Greece
Up the hill between Aristoteles Square and Hagios Demetrios, you'll find an area of ancient ruins that once housed a marketplace (agora) and a bath house. I can only imagine when people gathered her to sell, buy, and share.
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Geyre Mahallesi, 09385 Karacasu/Aydın, Turkey
I never get tired of ruins and in an ancient Greco-Roman City like Aphrodisias, it’s pretty hard not to get absorbed into the lost world that once worshipped the mythical Goddess of Love – Aphrodite. Located about 150 kilometres east (inland) of...
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37 Rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris, France
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The historic Androuet fromagerie has been sourcing and maturing exceptional cheeses since 1909. Their shop on rue Mouffetard is staffed by friendly English-speakers who will be happy to explain and vacuum-seal your selections, including the...
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225 Chemin Royal, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, QC G0A 3W0, Canada
Just a short drive from Quebec City, the Ile d'Orleans is a wonderful adventure in the countryside, dotted with farms, small villages, and a few hotels and B&Bs. We had never visited the island before, and discovered Dans les Bras de Morphée after...