North Harbour

North Harbour

(image courtesy of ShutterSpeed Photography)

North Harbour is a great place to choose to call home. This master planned new neighbourhood north of Brisbane in the burgeoning suburb of Burpengary East has been designed to provide all the amenities required for modern day living: plenty of open space and parks (1,000 acres – larger than Central Park in New York!) including future Heritage Precinct with river access for launching canoes and fishing (and a proposed marina for larger vessels), fibre optic cable for fast internet, reticulated gas and close proximity to many great places to eat, drink and shop.

The North Harbour team even provides weekend activities for the fitness conscious: Saturday parkruns around the future Heritage Precinct, and Sunday yoga in Reflections Park which is located opposite Raff Creek eco-corridor.

While the North Harbour development’s history doesn’t quite stretch back to the Mediaeval era, there is a lot of history to be found locally as the site was one of the first settlements in modern Queensland. North Harbour, in partnership with The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, …

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Hittites

Rediscovering the Lost Empire of the Ancient Hittites

Rediscovering the Lost Empire of the Ancient Hittites

In the 14th and 13th centuries BC, Hatti, the Late Bronze Age Hittites kingdom, held the greatest political and military power in the ancient Near East. And then it vanished! Situated near what is now northern Turkey, about 160 kilometres east of Ankara, its territories stretched from Turkey’s western coast and southwards through Syria to the Damascus borders.  What really happened to this thriving civilisation?

Unraveling the Hittites Mystery

Ongoing archaeological excavations at the 180-hectare site of the capital continue to produce important discoveries.  Archaeologists have recently completed a major rebuilding project in Hattusa and have unearthed previously unknown sites in the kingdom. Over the last 100 years, a civilization lost to us for 2,000 years has dramatically reappeared before us.

The Hittites history and civilization is recorded on thousands of tablets, found mainly in the royal capital but also in many provincial centres of the kingdom. The Hittites language, deciphered during the First World War, revealed itself a member of the Indo-European language family. Therefore, it is related to Sanskrit, …

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