Category Archives: History

Sam’s Ses Challenge #11: Uphill

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I pick a word or phrase as the theme for the week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits … Continue reading

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Jerusalem’s Western Wall

The Jewish Second Temple of Jerusalem was built during the 6th Century BC on Temple Mount, where it is thought King Solomon’s First Temple once stood. It was expanded by King Herod the Great between 37 and 4 BC, before … Continue reading

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct: The UNESCO Canal in the Sky

Happy St. David’s Day! For those that are unaware, St. David is the patron saint of Wales, which is where my post takes us this week. Before the days of motorways and interstates, or even railways, canals were the transportation … Continue reading

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Sam’s Ses Challenge #9: Deliver

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I pick a word or phrase as the theme for the week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits … Continue reading

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The Views From Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius has to be one of the most famous volcanoes on Earth. Of course, what it’s most famous for is the destruction of the Roman town of Pompeii (and four other towns) in AD79. The views from the top … Continue reading

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Sam’s Ses Challenge #7: Circle

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I will pick a word or phrase as the theme for that week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think … Continue reading

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Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome

The UNESCO World Heritage area of Rome is awash with famous and dramatic sights and buildings, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Vatican (which, strictly speaking, is a city within a city), the Forum, the Trevi Fountain… the list … Continue reading

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