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Ice Age art and cultureReturn to the Ice Age and see the oldest art and cultural artifacts in the world at the Archäologisches Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart, Germany.

"Eiszeit — Kunst und Kultur: Die ältesten Kunstwerke der Menschheit" ("The Ice Age — Art and Culture: The Oldest Works of Art of Mankind") looks at humans’ daily life, survival strategies and culture during the Ice Age. The 780-piece exhibition includes: the oldest human fossil in Middle Europe, a 500,000-year old jaw bone; a 40,000-year-old flute; and the world’s oldest art works, animal figures from digs in the Swabian Mountains in Baden-Württemberg.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with a late closing of 9 p.m. Thursdays. Admission is 10 euros for adults, 8 euros for children 6 to 16 and free for those younger than 6.

The exhibition runs until Jan. 10. Its Web site,, is in German but includes a flier in English.

Thanksgiving in IstanbulThis year you can spend Thanksgiving exploring the city of Istanbul, Turkey, on a Nov. 25-29 trip organized by Interra Reisen.

Sightseeing highlights include the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome square, the Egyptian obelisk, Ibrahim Pasa Palace, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Great Bazaar. There are also stops at an oriental carpet shop and jewelry outlet and a two-hour cruise on the Bosporus strait. The cost is 499 euros per person, double occupancy (95-euro single-room supplement) and includes round-trip airfare from Stuttgart, Germany, bus transfer in Istanbul, four nights in a four-star hotel, excursions by motor coach (entrance fees extra), Bosporus cruise and services of a local guide.

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