Sin City. Gambling Capital of the World. The city that never sleeps. These are some of the nicknames that are often used when referring to Las Vegas. And not without a reason. With its seemingly endless chain of casinos and options for adult entertainment, there seems to be no better way to describe this place. … Continue reading A Few Words About Las Vegas
Last Sunday, which happened to be October 16, the next day after the International Archaeology Day, I was honored to meet an extraordinary man, Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim, the chief of the Directorate-General for Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) of Syria. It was also the same day when a new exhibition, "Syria: a Living History," opened at … Continue reading An Afternoon with Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim
Lately, I’ve been feeling very nostalgic. As it’s now summer time, most archaeological digs in Israel and elsewhere in the world are underway. It seems that every time I log into Facebook or Twitter, I learn about yet another fascinating discovery that had occurred either spontaneously or thanks to an organized dig. For anyone interested … Continue reading Archaeology Digs as a Form of Travel
It’s around eleven in the evening. My daughter has been sleeping peacefully for several hours. However, I’m still up, working on yet another freelance project. Suddenly, I hear the unmistakable playback from the morning news on the Radio Lev Hamedina and realize it's getting late. The Toronto clock has hit past midnight. Many of my friends wonder … Continue reading Israel, My Love
The first time I walked into my daughter’s playgroup, I saw a model of St. Peter’s Cathedral from Rome placed on one of the classroom's shelves. Having walked around, I also noticed the model of St. Basil’s Cathedral from Moscow in another room along with models of a few other landmarks from around the world. … Continue reading How Educators Can Incorporate Heritage Conservation into School Curricula
Have you ever found yourself flipping through colorful pages of some archaeology magazine while standing in the Science and Technology section of magazines at Chapters and Indigo? Then you’re definitely not alone. Many people, including myself, enjoy reading about archaeology. Whether you’re looking for general information or articles on very specific topics, you can find many such magazines … Continue reading A Rough Guide to Buying an Archaeology Magazine
It’s no secret that we live in a less-than perfect world. Sadly, the modern geography is changing rapidly, and in a few years, parts of the Middle East might end up looking differently on the map. With refuge crises and terror threat being constantly replayed in the media, it’s easy to forget about heritage destruction happening in … Continue reading Fighting for Cultural Heritage: Does it Matter?