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Taj Mahal tops list of most-searched Unesco heritage sites in the world; The Star

The list of Unesco World Heritage Sites is a useful tool when planning for a trip: It allows travellers to identify the must-see spots for an itinerary.

Source: Taj Mahal tops list of most-searched Unesco heritage sites in the world

Researchers sequenced the genome of one of Pompeii’s ancient inhabitants; Rupendra Brahambhatt; Interesting Engineering

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Researchers have extracted ancient DNA from the skeleton of a man and woman that died in the Pompeii volcanic tragedy.

Source: Researchers sequenced the genome of one of Pompeii’s ancient inhabitants

The home of Hockney and the Brontes is the youngest city in Europe; Dave Higgens; PA

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Around 29% of its half-million population are under 20.

Source: The home of Hockney and the Brontes is the youngest city in Europe

I went to see the world’s tallest trees in California’s Redwood National Park. Here are 7 things that surprised me; Abby Armato; Insider

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Abby Armato went to Redwood National and State Parks for the first time. From poisonous plants to the actual height of the trees, here’s what she didn’t expect.

Source: I went to see the world’s tallest trees in California’s Redwood National Park. Here are 7 things that surprised me.

UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Valley of Flowers’ opens on June 1; Indian Express

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Declared a National Park in 1982, the Valley of Flowers stretches over an expanse of 87.50 sq. km.

Source: UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Valley of Flowers’ opens on June 1

The world’s biggest clone is a 77-square-mile ‘immortal’ meadow of seagrass; Harry Baker; Live Science

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The massive plant is around 4,500 years old but could continue expanding indefinitely.

Source: The world’s biggest clone is a 77-square-mile ‘immortal’ meadow of seagrass

A Scenic Guide For Driving Around Jasper National Park; Heyleena; The Travel

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Hop in a car and get ready for the ultimate adventure through the Canadian Rockies. Consider these scenic routes around the Jasper National Park.

Source: A Scenic Guide For Driving Around Jasper National Park

How a hat box inspired the Jodrell Bank Observatory telescope; The Argus

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The story of the inspiration behind the landmark Lovell telescope has been shared as a new visitor centre prepares to open on the site.

Source: How a hat box inspired the Jodrell Bank Observatory telescope

How to spend 2 incredible days in Nice, France; Donna Heiderstadt; The Points Guy

Photo: Donna Heiderstadt

Looking to escape to the South of France? The country’s southeastern coast—also known as the French Riviera or the Cote d’Azur—is set along a sun-drenched stretch of the Mediterranean where the herb-infused gastronomy of Provence meets the A-lister playgrounds of Saint-Tropez and Cannes and the glamour of Monte-Carlo in adjacent Monaco.

Source: How to spend 2 incredible days in Nice, France – The Points Guy

Southern Italy: 5 overlooked cities to add to your Italian itinerary; Kaitlyn Rosati; The Points Guy

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Most travelers to Italy opt for the same: Venice, Florence, Rome and Amalfi Coast. However, the Italian South offers a completely different feel than the typical popular tourist destinations.

Source: Southern Italy: 5 overlooked cities to add to your Italian itinerary – The Points Guy

A trip overseas to visit an ancestral home elicits reflections on our origins, identity and the future; Scott McMurren; ADN

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On a visit to Sicily, Alaska travel columnist Scott McMurren’s wife and brother-in-law searched for their family history.

Source: A trip overseas to visit an ancestral home elicits reflections on our origins, identity and the future

Mount Fuji – highest mountain in Japan, recognized as UNESCO World Heritage site; Azertag

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Insecurity Puts Mali’s Historic Djenné Mosque at Risk; Annie Risemberg; Voice of America

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Researchers Sequence First Pompeian Human Genome; Enrico de Lazaro; Sci News

Scientists from the United States, Italy, Denmark and Brazil have successfully sequenced the genome of a 35-40 year-old male who died in the ancient city of Pompeii after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE.

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Climate Change Threatens Important African Coastal Sites; Petro Kotze; Smithsonian Magazine

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Photo: Wolfgang Kaehler

Dozens of important cultural, social, and ecological places are already at risk from climate hazards.

Source: Climate Change Threatens Important African Coastal Sites

Top ten Unesco world heritage sites; Times

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With so many outstanding Unesco world heritage sites across the globe, it’s hard to know where to start. The Times has handpicked the best to make it that little bit easier for you…

Source: Top ten Unesco world heritage sites

Train runs on Rhaetian Railway in Albula/Bernina landscapes in Switzerland; Huaxia; Xinhua

Train runs on Rhaetian Railway in Albula/Bernina landscapes in Switzerland-

Source: Train runs on Rhaetian Railway in Albula/Bernina landscapes in Switzerland

Discover California’s Venerable Giant Trees—Without the Crowds; Jacqueline Kehoe; Afar

Photo: Yaya Ernst

California offers a number of majestic parks with wonderful trees beyond Yosemite and Sequoia.

Source: Discover California’s Venerable Giant Trees—Without the Crowds

This Epic Round-the-World Cruise Visits 48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Bailey Berg; Afar

Photo: Lemaret Pierrick

Setting sail in 2025, Regent Seven Seas World Cruise visits 25 countries and 48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites over 150 days.

Source: This Epic Round-the-World Cruise Visits 48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

On timeless rivers, life finds a peak; Yang Yang & Li Yingqing; China Daily

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The story began about 40 million years ago, when the Indian Plate collided with the Eurasian Plate, raising the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and creating the rumpled peaks of the Hengduan Mountains.

Source: On timeless rivers, life finds a peak

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