Since ancient times, the Mediterranean island of Malta has been renowned for its splendid honey. There’s even some speculation that the country’s name has its origins in honey. The ancient Greeks, for example, referred to Malta as “Melite” (Μελίτη), which translates to “honey sweet.” And during the Roman period, the island was called “Melita.” InContinue reading “An Apiary on Malta’s Xemxija Heritage Trail”
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Blown Away by Orange, France: An Afternoon Admiring the Roman Theater and Triumphal Arch
The Provençal city of Orange, France plays host to formidable Ancient Roman architecture — and the mighty mistral.
Exploring the Ancient Roman Ruins of Salona: A Day Trip from Split, Croatia
The ancient Roman city of Salona is located near Split, Croatia, in the city of Solin. Today, this landscape is dotted with abstract ruins, leaving much to the imagination. However, about 1,700 years ago, Salona was home to more than 40,000 people, making it one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire. As weContinue reading “Exploring the Ancient Roman Ruins of Salona: A Day Trip from Split, Croatia”
Photo du Jour: The Sphinx Under a Moon-Lit Sky – Split, Croatia
About 1,700 years ago, Roman Emperor Diocletian spirited away a set of granite sphinxes from Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. The mythical creatures found a new home in the emperor’s retirement palace in present-day Split, Croatia, where we are lucky to be enjoying the winter months.