If I were to ask you to close your eyes and picture the Greek Islands, what would you see?
White sand? Feta cheese? Brad Pitt dressed as Achilles?
Yes, you may see Brad, sand, and cheese, but if you are anything like me, the first image that will pop into your head will be of whitewashed walls and bright blue rooftops — the classic buildings of Greece, especially the Greek Islands, and the subject of posters plastered all over the walls of travel agencies around the world.
Now, it is no Buckingham Palace, but what makes the Britannia so interesting is that it served as the Royal Family's floating home during foreign travels from its launch in 1953 until it was decommissioned in 1997.
It was one of the few places where the family could have complete privacy (well as much privacy as you can have with a full staff around you) and offers an intriguing look at the queen's private, traditional, and unfussy British taste.
Like Helen of Troy, the beauty of Queen Nefertiti has been documented throughout history and her likeness has been studied and revered since it's discovery.
Egypt's second most famous queen (after Cleopatra, of course) Queen Nefertiti was the wife of Akhenaten (formally known as Amenhotep IV) who came to the throne in 1352 BC and reigned for 17 years.
If you love Shakespeare, then you may know that April 23 is both his birthday and death day — the perfect day to celebrate and remember his legacy. (This is an especially special day for bookworms, as it is also World Book Day.)
Over the course of two decades, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays that are praised for their ability to showcase the full range of the human experience.
The camo-clad American soldier stood up from his seat at the front of the bus and faced us.
He waited until he had everyone’s attention and then, his voice conveying no emotion, informed us that the sparse forest on either side of the dirt road we were driving down was devoid of any signs of human activity because it was full of active landmines.
The eight-part investigative series Hunting Nazi Treasure (premieres Oct 24, 2017) chronicles one of the greatest thefts in history, and the epic quest that an international team of experts embarked on to locate billions in art, gold, and other treasure that was stolen by the Nazi's during the Second World War.