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Sit down, shut up and hang on – The Asian century is here

Sit down, shut up and hang on – The Asian century is here

GRAPHIC: paragkhanna.com In the nineteenth century, the world was ‘Europeanised’. In the twentieth century, it was ‘Americanised’. This century it is all about being ‘Asianised’. With more than half of the world’s population, Asia has gone swiftly from low to middle-income status in a single generation. Today, its global of ...

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A Day Trip To Some of Prague’s Best Castles

A Day Trip To Some of Prague's Best Castles

The results are in and the most popular Czech castles (based on the number of visitors) have been announced by the Czech state. From January of this year through September, state-run castles, fortresses, and other sites within the country were visited by some 4.6 million people overall (and the numbers ...

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Giotto’s “Fragment of the Vatican” Restored

Giotto's “Fragment of the Vatican” Restored

Giotto’s “Fragment,” painted in the early 14th century, was originally part of the ancient interior wall of the primitive basilica. It represents two figures of saints who have long been identified as the apostles St. Peter and St. Paul. However, following a careful restoration carried out by the experts of the Florentine Museum, ...

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Louisville’s Parks Score Remains Among The Worst In The U.S.

Louisville’s Parks Score Remains Among The Worst In The U.S.

Louisville is home to one of four park systems in the country designed by the father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted. It’s also home to approximately 120 city parks, Jefferson Memorial Forest and the Parklands of Floyds Fork. But Louisville still ranked among the worst in the country ...

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The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon

The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon

It would be unusual to come to Burgundy and not, at some point, talk about wine. But I hadn’t expected it to seep into my conversation with the director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon, the region’s capital. Up on a top floor of this sprawling museum, once the ...

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Did the Ancient Romans Use Infographics?

Did the Ancient Romans Use Infographics?

Screen shot of an Illustration of a colony from a 6th century CE manuscript called the Codex Arcerianus, which is a copy of the earlier collected works that guided Roman land surveyors as they marked off, measured, and mapped property lines (image courtesy the Wolfenbüttel Digital Library of the Herzog ...

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