Lubaantun Maya Ruins, near Punta Gorda, Belize

The Crystal Skull of Belize

This ancient Maya city is where the most famous of the world’s crystal skulls was said to have been found. But does it really have special powers?

jerash jordan

The great Roman city in Jordan

Jerash is one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world. So why is it not better known and why is it not a World Heritage Site?

tour of hadrian's villa

The old villa ruins of Tivoli

The ruins of Hadrian’s epic compound in Tivoli show an insight into the wealth and power of the Roman Empire in the second century.

stari bar

A man walks into a Bar…

The most important old urban settlement in Montenegro was in the mountains above the city of Bar. And Old Bar (Stari Bar) is still quite magnificent today.


The Palace of Galerius

The most important Roman ruins in Serbia were built more than 1700 years ago near Gamzigrad. Today they are a World Heritage Site.