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The outside of the Guggenheim is one of the best quirky museums in the world
By Beth Seager

6 of the Best Quirky Museums

“I see we’ve hit peak bullshit,” Ben announced when we walked into the 3rd floor of the Guggenheim. We were both very hungover and tired, and neither of us are modern art fans. We’d already wandered through video installations we didn’t understand and heard telephones ringing which really isn’t good for a hangover. This room…

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Palace of Knossos and bull fresco
By Beth Seager

Beyond the Myth: King Minos, the Minotaur and the Birth of European Civilisation in Crete

The Palace of Knossos has four significant firsts: the oldest European throne, the first paved road in Europe, coloured frescoes 3000 years before the technique was rediscovered in the Renaissance, and Europe’s first toilet. Located on the North coast, about 5km from the town of Heraklion, most of what can be seen today is part…

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