Why are ruins so attractive? Vandals destroy beautiful buildings, yet aesthetes haunt the remains with sighs of pleasure.  In the 18th century...

The church was consecrated on December 28th, 1065.

Behind the beautiful work of the ‘Father of Glasgow’ lay a deep and lasting love.

Roger Hudson details the rebuilding of the world’s first theme park in south London in 1853.

The monumental city of Persepolis was the pride of the Persian empire until its destruction by fire. Richard Stoneman revisits its builders, Darius and Xerxes, and their role in its construction.

James G. Clark investigates the destruction of western Europe's medieval heritage during the First World War, as churches and cathedrals became targets, and how it made people think anew about their nations's pasts.

The stately, rhythmic elegance of Greek temple architecture has inspired generations of...

Images of the Norman castle, which was largely destroyed during the English Civil Wars. 

Near London Bridge, writes W.A. Speck, the Doric column to commemorate the Great Fire of 1666 was designed by Wren and made of Portland Stone.

The remains of the Palace were almost completely destroyed by the fire of 1834 and, writes L.W. Cowie, the Houses of Parliament were rebuilt by Sir Charles Barry.


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