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Silent Sunday

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X is for Xenophile

Xenophobia is the fear or hatred of foreigners, or that which is foreign or strange.  I myself am delighted to enjoy the exact opposite: Xenophily. I have always enjoyed travelling – it doesn’t matter where I am, I always get … Continue reading

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V is for Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings lies in a deep ravine surrounded by high cliffs and dominated by a natural pyramid-shaped peak. The Kings were buried with their wealth in the belief that they could take it with them into the … Continue reading

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U is for Unfinished Obelisk

Amongst the hills south of Aswan there is a quarry which once provided the Egyptians with red granite for their temples, and within the quarry lies an unfinished obelisk. Three sides of the obelisk had been completed before a flaw … Continue reading

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T is for Tallinn

Tallinn Old Town is the beautiful medieval centre of Tallinn City consisting of picturesque cobblestone streets, church spires, and market squares surrounded by an ancient town wall dating back to the fourteenth century. The Holy Spirit Church is a radiant … Continue reading

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S is for St Petersburg

The Church on Spilled Blood is also known as the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood or the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ. It is built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881 and … Continue reading

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Q is for Queen Hatshepsut

Queen Hatshepsut is one of the very few women to have ruled in Ancient Egypt.  After the death of her father Tuthmosis I, she married her half brother Tuthmosis II to secure power.  He died young, and his successor Tuthmosis … Continue reading

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