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Dissected Layers: Grenoble Archaeological Museum


The Archaeological Museum of St Laurent, Musée archéologique Saint-Laurent, Grenoble, France Across the Isère river, in the quaint streets of the St Laurent quarter of Grenoble, is a fascinating little museum which serves as a heartening example of what can happen if you dig down under the buildings of cities with ancient origins. The museum is proud of the fact…

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Little Holes in the Hills: the Punic Necropolis of Tuvixeddu


Necropolis of Tuvixeddu, Necropoli di Tuvixeddu, Cagliari, Sardinia Cagliari is a town full of unusual details: one of the most unusual is probably the Punic necropolis of Tuvixeddu that basically serves as a dog-walkers’ park.  Other creatures you may see are toads, mosquitoes and die-hard history buffs. In Sardinian, the word Tuvixeddu means the hill of the little holes, which…

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