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Memories of a world gone by... I am especially interested in what happens when cultures collide.
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Vintage India - Chennakeshava and Hoysaleswara Temples

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 This set of vintage 1974 India photos are from two ancient temples in Karnatak State.  Chennakesava Temple in Belur dates from 1117 CE and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Above is the view of the tiered steps to the main temple; below...
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Victorian tour guides - The Economist (blog)

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Victorian tour guidesThe Economist (blog)Though the volume is enriched by the stories of these intrepid explorers, Campbell Davidson's book was written for more ordinary women.
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The Real 'Lawrence of Arabia' : NPR

Thomas Edward Lawrence was the dashing, romanticized British officer credited with leading the Arab revolt against the Turks during World War I -- a feat depicted in the epic film Lawrence of Arabia.
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Gertude Bell Crosses Over the Tigris

Gertrude Bell entered Tur Abdin May 10, 1909 and began an historic photographic record of Parthian Monuments and legendary resting place of Noah's Ark...
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Gertrude Bell, a Masterful Spy and Diplomat : NPR

The extraordinary British diplomat and spy Gertrude Bell was buried 80 years ago today. After World War I, she was almost single-handedly responsible for the founding of modern Iraq, where her grave is still located.
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Sue Reno Studio: Vintage India - Tamil Nadu

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If you are new here, you can see more vintage photos by clicking on "India" under Labels in the right toolbar. I am revisiting my time there as a student in the 1970's in preparation for a return trip later this summer. So stay tuned, and thanks for reading.
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Before The Dawn: Afghanistan in Peace

Before the Taliban. Before the Soviet Invasion. What was there in Afghanistan? Many people from the West who traveled there described it as a Shangri-La or t...
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Unknown Mexico, Volume I

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Unknown Mexico by Carl Lumholtz, two volumes. I found these accounts one of the most fascinating I have ever read. Lumholtz travelled around the Sierra Madre almost 100 years ago, collecting samples for museums (including human skulls!!!). His biases come through, some of which are the same today, others which highlight how much has changed in perceptions of indigenous cultures. (Rachel Biel)
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LAWRENCE OF ARABIA(1962) Original Theatrical Trailer

Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif star in this multi-Oscar winning production based on the exploits of legendary British soldier T.E. Lawrence. Lawrence helps un...
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The Journey to Africa

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This site is dedicated to keeping alive Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s philosophy of Reverence for Life, and also the story of its founder and the way in which he discovered this philosophy and demonstrated it in his own life.
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Almanac of Theodore Roosevelt - Roosevelt Rondon Expedition To Brazil 1913-1914

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Theodore Roosevelt's Brazil Expedition of 1913-1914...
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Richard Burton Picture Gallery

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The site has Burton's work documented with links to where it can be found. Sir Richard Burton is undoubtedly the most famous of world travelers from the Victorian era. Fascinating character and life.
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Biels In Brazil: Letter to Marian and Frank, May 9, 1968

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Describes travel to rural communities in Brazil.
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Niger '66—A Peace Corps Diary (trailer)

Promotional trailer for a documentary about a group of Peace Corps volunteers in the West African Republic of Niger in the late 1960's. Structured as a colle...
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