Focus on Archaeology

The palace in Kabah.
Exploring ruins of three Puuc Mayan cities — Kabah, Labná and Sayil — on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

Historically, what is called the “Borders” once included not only much of southern Scotland but also neighboring areas of northern England. Today, however, the Borders is just one of 32 council areas of Scotland and is located in the southeastern part of the country. Cumbria and Northumberland in northern England lie to its south and east.

The Scottish Borders has the greatest concentration of medieval abbeys — four of them — in Scotland. These four are...

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Eilean Donan Castle.
Eilean Donan Castle, on an island in the western Highlands of Scotland
Mir Castle, home of the Radvila/Radziwiłł family — Belarus.
Castle hunting in Belarus, searching for the medieval and Renaissance past of what once was part of Lithuania (2 of 2)
Castle hunting in Belarus, searching for the medieval and Renaissance past of what once was part of Lithuania (1 of 2)
Raudonvaris Castle, west of Kaunas, Lithuania.
Castles along the Nemunas River in Lithuania
Inner courtyard at Muiden Castle — the Netherlands. Photos: Skurdenis
Two castles near Amsterdam that are more than 700 years old — Muiden Castle and Door­werth Castle (2 of 2 on Netherlands)
Karthuizerhofje in Amsterdam.
Visiting a number of historic hofjes (courtyards) in Amsterdam (1 of 2 on the Netherlands)