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The Great Disappearing Act of Beijing’s Hutongs

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Beijing’s grandeur does not lie in its opulence or in its refinement, but in its scale. The sheer scope of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City have been described as pharaonic, while the newfangled imperial architecture of a city on its latest meteoric rise inspire awe in the original, terrifying sense of the...
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Greek Art, Hellenism, and Mount Nemrut

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Mount Nemrut is visible from every direction. From afar, it appears to be the highest promontory in this range of the Taurus Mountains. From a bit closer, a small, discolored smudge may be seen at its peak, though what it might be remains elusive. From its base, it reveals itself: a 50-meter tall...
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