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A renewal of faith in Petra

Jordan's geographical proximity to Israel and Palestine has caused many to question its safety as a holiday destination.

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After months of searching London, Thomas Kilpper found the perfect site for his vast woodcut. So why did he choose the 10th floor of an abandoned tower block?

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the knee gives it away. It is enlarged, deformed and covered in hard lumps. The Renaissance genius who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel almost certainly had gout.

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