This is an amazing tour for the lovers of Sparta and Leonidas, the Greek Olive Oil, the Ancient and Byzantine history of Peloponnese in particular. Your professional driver picks you up with one of our luxury cars and after a short stop at Corinth Canal, an awe-inspiring engineering miracle, you reach famous Sparta with its powerful Leonidas and the most feared fighters in Greece. Stroll at the temple of Athena, the theater, a 10th century A.D. Basilica and the museum.Next stop is the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil where you will see rare fossil olive leaves, 50,000-60,000 years old, and get inspired by culture, history and technology of the olive-oil production. Lastly visit Mystras, an UNESCO listed site, astonishingly well-preserved medieval town, built in 1209 and admire up close the impressive fortifications with the citadel, the Byzantine palaces, mansions, churches and monasteries all influenced by splendid Constantinople's architecture.
The Fortress of the Real Felipe is located in the bay of Callao, the viceroy Jose Antonio Manso de Velasco orders to build all this immense Fortress taking advantage of the stay of three experts in fortification as they were the French Luis Godin and the Spaniards Joseph Amich and Juan Francisco Rossa. The construction of the fortress began on August 1, 1747, and the first stone was placed in the Torreon de la Reina, and was completed in 1774. This fortress has a size of 70000 m2, El Real Felipe is a site museum And has the shape of an irregular pentagon, its towers called King, Queen, San Felipe, San Carlos and San José. Only the bastions of the King and Queen have towers called knights. The Real Felpe fully fulfilled his role of gendarme and defender of the coasts. I stand firm on the threats and attacks of the most famous and feared pirates and corsairs of the time and then, was the scene of events that marked the course of the history of Peru and America.
James Henry Breasted (1865-1935) was an American archaeologist, Egyptologist, and historian. After completing his PhD at the University of Berlin in 1894, he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago.In 1901 he became director of the Haskell Oriental Museum at the university, where he continued to concentrate on Egypt. In 1905 Breasted was promoted to professor, and was the first chair in Egyptology and Oriental History in the United States. In 1919 he became the founder of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, a center for interdisciplinary study of ancient civilizations. Breasted was a committed field researcher, and had a productive interest in recording and interpreting ancient writings, especially from sources and structures that he feared may be lost forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darla Middlebrook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/193971/bk_acx0_193971_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was love at first sight. Will his arrival ruin it all? The first time Maura saw the historic Candle Beach Hotel, she knew it was the perfect future site for the local historical society's museum. Now that it's on the market, she just needs enough money to buy it before some greedy developer swoops in and demolishes the crumbling building.Experienced hotelier Aidan has been searching for his dream property for ages, so when his friend tells him about the old hotel for sale on the Washington coast, he's intrigued by the possibilities.After Aidan catches Maura trespassing on the hotel property, unaware that it's been sold, her dreams are shattered and she wants nothing to do with the new owner. He's instantly intrigued by his gutsy visitor, but winning over her mind and heart isn't easy to do.How can Aidan convince her that he's not the greedy developer she feared? Maura wants to believe he's there for the right reasons, but can she trust him? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liz Krane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/177565/bk_acx0_177565_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The finale to the New York Times bestselling Secret Series! I always feared this day would come. A secret is meant to stay secret, after all. And now we've come to this: the fifth and final (I swear!) book in my saga of secrets. A class trip to the local natural history museum turns dangerous, or perhaps deadly--and I don't mean in the bored-to-death way--when Cass accidentally breaks a finger off a priceless mummy. Forced to atone for this "crime" of vandalism, Cass and her friends Max-Ernest and Yo-Yoji go to work for the mummy exhibit's curator, only to be blamed when tragedy strikes. To clear their names--and, they hope, to discover the Secret--the trio must travel deep into a land of majestic pyramids, dusty tombs, mysterious hieroglyphs, and the walking dead. Egypt? Or somewhere much stranger . . . In the midst of it all, the Secret still lurks. You're out there, reading and talking about it, and now my life--and chocolate supply--is in the greatest danger yet. So please, with a cherry on top, I'm begging you: you have to stop this!
This book re-examines the Nixon administration's attitude and approach to the European integration project. The formulation of US policy towards European integration in the Nixon presidential years (1969-1974) was conditioned by the perceived relative decline of the United States, Western European emergence and competition, the feared Communist expansionism, and US national interests. Against that backdrop, the Nixon administration saw the need to re-evaluate its policy on Western Europe and the integration process on this continent. Underpinning this study is the extensive use of newly-released archival materials from the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, the Library of Congress, and the State Department. Furthermore, the work is based on the public papers in the American Presidency Project and the materials on the topic of European integration and unification in the Archive of European Integration. Finally, the study has extensively used newspaper archives as well as the declassified online documents, memoirs and diaries of former US officials. Mining these sources made it possible to shed new light on the complexity and dynamism of the Nixon administration's policy towards European integration.
Dennis Skinner, the famed Beast of Bolsover, is adored by legions of supporters and respected as well as feared by admiring enemies. Fiery and forthright, with a prodigious recall, Skinner is one of the best-known politicians in Britain. He remains as passionate and committed to the causes he champions as on the first day he entered the House of Commons back in 1970. In an age of growing cynicism about politicians, the witty and astute Skinner is renowned as a brightly burning beacon of principle. He has watched Prime Ministers come and go - Heath, Wilson, Callaghan, Thatcher, Major, Blair, Brown - and yet remains uncorrupted by patronage and compromise. Cameron discovered Skinner's popularity when a public backlash forced the current PM to apologise in Parliament for calling Skinner a dinosaur who should be in a museum. Skinner at eighty has a unique take on post-war Britain. A combatant in the great social, industrial and political upheavals of the last half century, he's resisted telling his extraordinary story. Until now.
A hard-hitting history of the Soviet security police and Latvia over a century of oppression ¿ with Latvians as both oppressors and oppressed.Up Against the Wall details the methods of a brutal totalitarian regime and the bloody twists and turns of Latvia¿s long and complicated relationship with the Soviet security police. This is not for the squeamish.At the KGB headquarters in Riga ¿ the Corner House, or Stura Maja ¿ suspects were processed, questioned and even executed during the periods of Soviet rule in 1940-41 and then 1944-1991. The author presents harrowing personal testimonies of those imprisoned, tortured and deported to Siberian gulags by the KGB, drawing from museum archives and interviews translated into English for this book as well as from de-classified CIA files, KGB records and his own research in Latvia. He interviews human rights activists, partisans, KGB experts and those who led Latvia to independence in the 1990s and explores the role of Latvian KGB double agents in defeating anti-Soviet partisan groups and the West¿s Cold War spying missions.Ironically it was the feared Latvian Riflemen who helped crush the Bolsheviks¿ political rivals after the 1917 Revolution and defeat the British-backed White generals in the vicious Civil War of 1918-22, while Latvia itself became independent. Their reward was top jobs in the Soviet regime, including in the Cheka security police, the forerunner to the NKVD and KGB. But Stalin turned on the Latvians in the 1930s and mercilessly purged the old guard. When the Baltics were carved up by Hitler and Stalin, the Red Army killed or deported anyone opposing Soviet power in a period known as the ¿Year of Terror¿. Fifty years of occupation followed WWII as through the Cold War and into the late 1980s Latvian society was in the grip of the KGB. Even more than 25 years after the regime collapsed, its secrets have still not been revealed.
Everywhere newly-promoted Sarah Gilchrist looks, unsettling things are happening. A Wicker Man is burned on the beach at dawn with a body inside; a painting titled The Devil's Altar is stolen from the Brighton Museum; a vicar who casts out demons goes missing; and a rare medieval manuscript of the occult Key of Solomon is stolen from the Jubilee Library. Then Gilchrist's flatmate, Kate Simpson, discovers that acts of sacrilege and grave robbing have been routinely taking place in Brighton and the surrounding villages. And ex-Chief Constable Bob Watts is puzzling over inscriptions in his late father's books. Specifically, books by occult writers Dennis Wheatley, Colin Pearson&#8212;and the feared Aleister Crowley, cremated in Brighton in 1947. (mystery & detective).