Category: Travel

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...

Reusable Coffin in Melk Abbey (Photo by Don Knebel)

Melk Abbey and its reusable coffin

Commentary by Don Knebel An historic abbey in Melk, Austria is one of the most impressive buildings in the nation. It is also known for an invention that was never used. In 1089 A.D,...

Column: Karnak Temple’s Sacred Lake

Commentary by Don Knebel The Karnak Temple complex is thought to be the largest religious center in the world. It may have provided the inspiration for a religious ritual practiced by billions of people. In...

Column: The Church of the Beatitudes

Commentary by  Don Knebel The Church of the Beatitudes, located above the north shore of Israel’s Sea of Galilee, remembers Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, among the most famous sermons in history. The church...