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Jerash – an amazing ancient city in ruins

I have just returned from a ten day visit to Jordan – a country with an amazing history sandwiched between Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Over the next few blog posts, I’m going to share the incredible…

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Saint Lucy with her eyes on a plate

One of many Christian saints reputedly martyred by the emperor Diocletian – Saint Lucy is the patron saint of the blind. Appropriately, as she either had her eyes gouged out by a Roman soldier or tore out her own eyes…

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London was once a walled city – but the wall has all but disappeared

London once had a wall that surrounded the city but it’s been demolished over the centuries

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The Templar history of Syria – a country with a troubled history

Syria has had a troubled and turbulent past – not least in its association with the Knights Templar

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