Category: Travel

Column: Syria’s Dead Cities

Commentary by Don Knebel Long-deserted towns were once among Syria’s most popular tourist destinations. Tragically, Syria’s ongoing civil war is causing some of these ghost towns to be repopulated. In the first century, people...

Column: The legacy of Koutoubia Mosque

Commentary by Don Knebel A distinctive minaret in Marrakesh, Morocco, demonstrates the lasting influence of 12th century Islamic architecture. Its name reflects the lasting influence of 12th century Islamic learning. Marrakesh was founded in...

Column: Historic Apamea threatened by war

Commentary by Don Knebel An historic Roman city near Hama, Syria, is among the archaeological treasures threated by Syria’s continued civil war. In 300 B.C., Seleucus Nicator, one of Alexander the Great’s generals, who had...

Column: The other London Bridge

Commentary by Don Knebel Tower Bridge is one of the most recognizable symbols of London. Often confused with the London Bridge that was always falling down, Tower Bridge is a marvel of 19th century...