The discovery of a mythical Greek city
One of Greece’s top archaeologists, Eleni Korka, recently made the biggest discovery of her 40-year career: the mythical city of Tenea, which was built by Trojan prisoners of war.
A dress steeped in trauma and triumph
Worn for more than a century, these Victorian-style dresses have deep roots in the trauma and triumph of Namibia’s Herero people.
A lonely outpost 3,500m high
A Lithuanian scientist records the shrinking Toyuksu glacier above Almaty, Kazakhstan, and, from her unrivalled perspective, bears witness to the onslaught of climate change.
The rare ingredient healthier than meat
Loosely translating to “seeds of joy”, ahuautle, or water fly eggs, were considered by the Aztecs to be the food of the gods.
The last of Europe’s ‘forgotten’ people
The Saxons first arrived in Romania’s Transylvania region in the 12th Century, but over the past few decades the community has all but vanished from the region.
A $20bn treasure lost at sea
For centuries, the San José galleon lay lost on the ocean floor, but now it’s at the centre of a custody dispute, with several parties all staking claim to its riches.
The longest train in the world?
Since 1963, Mauritania’s 2km-long Train du Desert has carried iron ore and brave passengers 704km across the Sahara Desert.
The delicacy that survived the Nazis
They may swim into town only once a year, but the koryushka fish is more than just a strangely scented St Petersburg delicacy – it may be the reason the city survived World War Two.
Why Polish people hate rules
Warsaw has had a long and tumultuous history, which meant that its inhabitants had to come up with ingenious ways to survive.
Australia’s bizarre coastal desert
Australia is known worldwide for some truly distinctive rock formations. But there are few more remarkable than the eerie and astounding Pinnacles Desert.
The 12km British fortress lost to time
The 12km network of fortifications stretches across the entire northern end of the island, but for decades, few people knew it existed.
Is this Earth’s most inhospitable land?
Some believe they’re footprints from the gods, others think they’re formed by dancing fairies or UFOs, but no-one can explain these millions of mysterious circles in the desert.