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You have heard of Alexander the Great and Hannibal, but it’s likely that the greatest general and military strategist of all has passed you by. Subotai led the largest and most devastating horse-borne force ever seen, and conquered territories stretching from Hungary and Syria in the West, to Vladivostok and the Sea of Japan in the East.

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Eternal rest is a lifelong task for the indigenous people of South Sulawesi, who reunite to serve their dead relatives once every few years

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The meticulous art-form of seal stamping continues to be popular in China today

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Petra sits at the crossroads of Arabian, Assyrian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures. Here in the peace of the Jordanian desert, Justin Ong explores the routes and ruins of the Nabataean city, a civilisation ahead of its time.
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Thailand’s Hill Tribes See Their Last Days

As elders pass on and youth surrender to the tide of modernisation, the once-proud villages who lived off the land are surrendering their diligently preserved traditions for basic food and healthcare

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