Category: Travel

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: Agra Fort and its harem

Commentary by Don Knebel Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is best known for having built the Taj Mahal to honor his wife. The nearby Agra Fort shows that she was not his only source of...

Cardo Maximus in Apamea, Syria (Photo by Don Knebel)

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...