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  1. A Feast for the Eyes and Ears: The World’s Most Beautiful and Majestic Library

    ... of historical buildings founded by Jesuits in Prague, Czech Republic, and is famous for its stunning Baroque-style library which houses ... from the Chapel of St. Clement, which was set up by the Dominican Order. It was only during the middle of the 16th century, however, ...

    dhwty - 11/12/2016 - 00:40

  2. First colonists led by Christopher Columbus hit by severe scurvy

    ... La Isabela, located in in what is now the Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. However, the colony was abandoned within several years amid sickness ...

    aprilholloway - 20/04/2014 - 05:03

  3. How Columbus, Of All People, Became a National Symbol

    ... a colony based at Santo Domingo, in what is now the modern Dominican Republic – a job he hated. He could not convince the other “colonists,” ...

    ancient-origins - 08/10/2017 - 13:56

  4. The Buccaneers of America

    ... (now comprising the island nations of Haiti and the Dominican Republic) describes the features of that country and its inhabitants, and ...

    ancient-origins - 31/03/2018 - 01:49

  5. Cave Art in the Dark: Thousands of Indigenous Pre-Columbian Paintings Brought to Light

    ... island called Mona, midway between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, thousands of previously unknown Taino drawings and paintings have ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 30/10/2017 - 21:55

  6. Amber encases a flea infected 20 million years ago with bubonic plague-type bacteria

    ... ) The flea caught in amber was found in the Dominican Republic, which was a tropical moist forest millions of years ago. It is not ...

    Mark Miller - 30/09/2015 - 14:42

  7. Juan Ponce de León and his Search for the Fountain of Youth

    ... island in the Caribbean known as Hispaniola (the present day Dominican Republic), where he was appointed as a military commander, and later as the ...

    dhwty - 01/01/2016 - 16:22