Leonidas at Thermopylae By Paul Richardson DO YOU SEE THIS PAINTING? I SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS staring at it when I was a little boy. My dad kept a book about ancient Greece and Rome. From the time I was four or five years old, I would often pull it off the shelf, take it to …
In my town there lives a king who is building a castle.
We usually think of castles as ancient European fortresses but this one is newly being built from scratch in the hills of Malang, Indonesia. The rocks for the walls and ramparts are being brought in from a quarry out of a volcano about an hour away….