Thursday, August 13, 2020

Did gold-greedy Romans kick-off climate change in Spain?

Columinst Jack Gaioni takes a look at Las Medulas as an example of what the Romans did for us

Santayana said it!

The sayings of the late, great Spanish philosopher, George Santayana, are an inspiration in these troubled times, writes Jack Gaioni

Antequera: The town that’s ‘all heart’

The town surrounded by Andalucía’s Big Three cities is also at the centre of a ‘love triangle’, writes Jack Gaioni

The legal battle that restored Spain’s claim to the biggest ever underwater bounty

Jack Gaioni explores modern-day treasure hunters, are they pirates or archaeologists?

Viva Roma!

Jack Gaioni unearths the best and brightest ‘Spanish sons’ who made it big in ancient Rome, setting the literary and intellectual agenda for many centuries to follow

The Liberator and the ecologist

Olive Press columnist Jack Gaioni on why the ghosts of Simon Bolivar and Alexander von Humboldt are alive and well

In Cordoban Skies… How a Moorish daredevil made aviation history

Columnist Jack Gaioni explores the history of flight in Spain

Anarchy, Andalucia and free women: How women in Spain plotted to bring down the patriarchy

Women in Andalucia were some of the first in Spain to join the fight against General Franco, writes Jack Gaioni

Jack Gaioni explores the horrors of a Civil War concentration camp and Franco’s grip on the Spanish press

 IF you were hoping for a ‘feel good’ article, read no further. If you were hoping for some logical,...

Give war a chance – a Spanish village at war with France

How a 100-year ‘war’ between an Andalucian village and France forged lifelong friendships

The ‘Battle’ of Parsley Island is much more Comedy than tragedy, writes Jack Giaoni

WITH a good pair of binoculars on a clear day, from just about anywhere along the Costa del Sol, you can make out the...

What do King Solomon, Andalucia’s Rio Tinto mines, NASA and Mars have in common?

One of the most common reactions to visiting the Rio Tinto mining complex is a comparison to a Martian landscape - and that’s not so far-fetched for a number of reasons
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