In a village in the Pyrenees, the ancient art of miniature painting still lives - thanks to Edmond Tiffou's dedicated efforts to revive this nearly extinct art.
To help a young friend find a wife, Lady Anne and her husband set off for Hail - a journey that became one of the best 19th-century books on the exploration of the Arabian Peninsula.
As the desert changes and the Bedouins drift to the cities, the Desert Patrol of Jordan - the famous and colorful "Camel Corps" - slowly adjusts to the needs and challenges of the world of today.
The great monuments of the past awed the observers of their day, from Babylon to Cairo. For us - though most have disappeared - they can serve as a reminder of the achievements of the ancients.
In an island of glass in a corner of Central Park, the Temple of Dendur, snatched from the rising waters of Lake Nasser, has found a setting to match its beauty.