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: 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,...