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This is Illyria, Lady: A short history of the Adriatic

The stretch of sea that reaches, like the long neck of a bottle, from the Ionian to the foot of the Alps has been long overdue for its own narrative.  Everyone, it seems, has dipped a toe in its waters. … Continue reading

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Hajj in London

Hajj.  Pilgrimage.  Sacred journeys undertaken to specific places to celebrate, emphasise, renew faith.  A complex, crowded concept. The British Museum Hajj exhibition is a complex concept too (though mercifully not too crowded on a Wednesday morning).  The content of the … Continue reading

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