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Hardline Hindu nationalists campaign against Taj Mahal

Hardline Hindu nationalists campaign against Taj Mahal

Resentment over Muslim emperor building India’s most recognisable monument fuels campaign to push it to margins of historyTimes are tough for India’s monument to love. Air pollution is turning its
Country diary: ancient associations surface in church by the Wharfe

Country diary: ancient associations surface in church by the Wharfe

Ilkley, Wharfedale, West Yorkshire It is tempting to see the outward beauty and lethal potential of the river in the oversized eyes of a weathered stone relicOn this darkening evening, the sky above
Tired, frozen, beaten: image of Captain Scott’s expedition that foretold a tragedy

Tired, frozen, beaten: image of Captain Scott’s expedition that foretold a tragedy

As a photograph from the ill-starred race to the South Pole goes to auction this week, we look at the reasons for the sad failure of Scott’s men to returnThe photograph is still one of the most
The Time Zack Morris Disgraced His Native American Ancestors

The Time Zack Morris Disgraced His Native American Ancestors

The Time Zack Morris Disgraced His Na... 3:32 Remember the 'Saved by the Bell' when Zack Morris disgraced his Native American ancestors? Zack Morris is trash. Submitted by: Funny Or Die

Singer Teams with Williams, Cranks Another Porsche to Eleven

Singer Vehicle Design, builder of meticulously re-imagined Porsches, has partnered with the advanced engineering arm of UK’s Williams F1 team. Together, they’ve created an incredible commission for a
On the Iraq border archaeological digs are a minefield – in every sense

On the Iraq border archaeological digs are a minefield – in every sense

At the ancient site of Charax Spasinou, military activity has left an indelible mark. Should it be viewed as modern damage – or as an important record of historical events?Modern conflict archaeology,

NISMOFest Turns 20: Nissan’s Big Bash Celebrates All Things GT-R

Not long after promising to build new spare parts for the GT-R as part of its NISMO heritage program, the company threw a big bash at the Fuji Speedway circuit in its honor. More than 150 of its
Caesar's invasion of Britain began from Pegwell Bay in Kent, say archaeologists

Caesar's invasion of Britain began from Pegwell Bay in Kent, say archaeologists

Nearby excavations reveal remains of an ancient defensive base, bones and iron weapons, which suggest bay as most likely landing spot for Roman fleetJulius Caesar’s invasion of Britain was launched

MKNothing: Why Lincoln Ditched the Alphabet Soup

The tens of readers who follow my bleatings here on TTAC (Hi, Dad!) may recall my fondness for the Lincoln brand. Having spent my own hard-earned Canadian dollars on two of them, plus encouraging
Behind the scenes in Britain's crumbling Houses of Parliament – in pictures

Behind the scenes in Britain's crumbling Houses of Parliament – in pictures

Photographer David Levene toured the obscure passages and dusty basements of the Palace of Westminster as part of our investigation into its desperate state of disrepair – and parliamentarians’
Can Swansea win the right to wear Britain’s cultural crown?

Can Swansea win the right to wear Britain’s cultural crown?

Dylan Thomas’s ‘ugly, lovely town’ is vying to become the next City of CultureThis is a tense time for Swansea. Like its four fellow shortlisted cities – Coventry, Paisley, Stoke and Sunderland – it
Hadrian's Wall joins forces with China's Great Wall to promote heritage sites

Hadrian's Wall joins forces with China's Great Wall to promote heritage sites

‘Wall to Wall’ project will see heritage experts from the UK and China work together to increase understanding of both sites and boost tourismOne is 13,171 miles long and, contrary to popular belief,
Tāne Mahuta, the New Zealand sacred kauri tree that’ll make you weep

Tāne Mahuta, the New Zealand sacred kauri tree that’ll make you weep

It is the largest kauri tree in the world and being up close to ‘the lord of the forest’, a sacred Maori site, is a powerful experienceJust a short walk down a wooded gangway into the rainforest of
Naples' pizza twirling wins Unesco ‘intangible’ status

Naples' pizza twirling wins Unesco ‘intangible’ status

Traditional art of pizzaiuolo, handed down for generations in southern Italian city, secures coveted world heritage honourThe Neapolitan art of pizza twirling has joined Unesco’s list of “intangible
Charles II exhibition reveals how he tackled 'the king's evil'

Charles II exhibition reveals how he tackled 'the king's evil'

The Restoration monarch is known for his love of pleasure, but less so for his record-breaking efforts to dispel scrofulaCharles II brought many things into English life: theatre, horse racing,

The Dream of the ’70s Is Alive… In Minnesota

The Wikipedia page for Wells, Minnesota, tells us it’s the birthplace of Secret Service agent Larry Buendorf, best known for collaring Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme before the unhinged former Manson Family
How a New York museum inadvertently built one of the largest archives of Indian cinema

How a New York museum inadvertently built one of the largest archives of Indian cinema

The story of how the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, ended up with an enormous collection of Indian films is a little like…

Sick of Electric Cars? Morgan Green-lights Production of One You Might Not Hate

To some, the only thing that beats electric vehicles for soullessness is those pesky autonomous vehicle people who can’t drive adore so much. Morgan, the quirky British automaker best known for giving
Leicester car park where Richard III was buried given protected status

Leicester car park where Richard III was buried given protected status

Heritage minister says protecting site as a scheduled monument will ensure its preservation for future generationsThe scruffy council car park in Leicester that was revealed in 2012 to an astonished
Unicorns and selfies at Stonehenge winter solstice – in pictures

Unicorns and selfies at Stonehenge winter solstice – in pictures

Hundreds of people and a unicorn gathered at the Wiltshire stone circle for the winter solstice, the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere Continue reading...