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The great hall at Versailles was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles which imposed swingeing terms on Germany and blamed it and Austria-Hungary for starting the first World War.

In mid-January 1919, amid revolutionary chaos in much of east-central Europe and a fierce civil war in Russia, the Paris Peace Conference convened to (...)

The Hagia Sophia. As a museum that attracts millions of tourists, it is worth tens of millions of dollars to local authorities every year. Photograph: Getty Images

As man-made monuments go, the Hagia Sophia is one of the world’s most distinguished. The imposing, 1,480-year-old building in the heart of Istanbul’s (...)