Welcome to Iraq
Torn between its glorious past and its recent bloody history, Iraq is a country in turmoil. Following the 2003 US-led invasion and the problems that ensued, the country had little time to recover before a wave of violence swept through in June 2014, when jihadist group Isis took control of large swathes of north Iraq.However, while the instability has made the majority of the country too dangerous for independent... Read More
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Household Cavalry Museum Entrance Ticket in London
Head inside the Household Cavalry Museum in London with your entrance ticket, and then browse the extensive museum at your own pace. Open since 2007, the exhibition showcases the history and role of the Household Cavalry — a senior corps formed of the Life Guards and Blues and Royals regiments. Formed during the reign of King Charles II in the 17th century to act as the king’s protection, the Household Cavalry now has multiple tasks; while best-known for its ceremonial duties guarding Buckingham Palace, the regiment also fulfills a reconnaissance role and assists in combat duties on the front line of battles around the world. Explore the 18th-century former vaulted stables, and learn all about the Household Cavalry’s close association with the British Royal Family while browsing the museum’s impressive collection of rare military exhibits. High-profile members of the royal family, such as Prince Harry and the Queen, are currently part of the regiment and Prince William also served within it. Read first-hand accounts about the soldiers’ rigorous training schedules, see pictures from battles, and learn about units deployed in active service as international peacekeepers in Iraq and Afghanistan.Look into the working stables of the Queen’s Life Guard through a glass screen and see today’s troopers working with their horses. If you want, try on parts of the regiment’s uniform and pose for a photo! Make use of a state-of-the-art handheld multimedia guide as you walk around, and enjoy a greater insight into the history and accomplishments of the elite Household Cavalry.Many people find two hours sufficient to look around the museum, but your ticket enables you to spend as long as you like inside. There are no cafes on site, but there is an extensive gift shop if you wish to shop for souvenirs and postcards.
Half Day Private Tour: Trail of Delmon Civilization from Manama
At 09.00 your English speaking guide will meet you at hotel lobby. First visit will be Bahrain Fort, a16th century fort built by the Portuguese. The area where it is located is known as Qalat Al Bahrain with lots of hidden history of Dilmon Civilization. Then Next will be Saar burial chambers. Saar is a single-period Early Dilmun settlement, located on the north-west part of the island of Bahrain, near the center of the Persian Gulf. Dilmun was a trade partner between the ancient states of Meluhha (the Indus Valley civilizations of Pakistan and India) and Mesopotamia (what is today Iraq). Saar covers an area of about 2.5 hectares (6 acres), and lies on the side of a north/south limestone ridge which once included an extensive cemetery.Next proceed to the Barbar Temple Barbar temples to the north of Saar that were discovered in 1954. Its' excavations were continued by a Danish expedition until 1962, by which time three superimposed temples had been investigated and dated around 2000 BC at climax of the Dilmun civilization. Temples 1 and 11 are built on two superposed platforms and are connected to a monumental well and its spring, which apparently played an important role in the local cult. Little remains of the third temple which includes a large square platform and was apparently larger than the two previous ones.The last visit of the day will be Burial Mounds. Notably scattered along large stretches of Shaikh Khalifa Highway, near the Hamad Town roundabout, these archaeological mounds are of great historical importance going back to the Dilmun civilization in the third millennium BC. Other archaeological mounds, which go back to the Hellenistic period of Alexander, the Great (2500 BC) are also found in various areas in Bahrain. You will then be returned to your hotel at 13.00.