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  1. Echoes from the Past: The Cave Churches of Matera

    ... One crypt contained in this complex is dedicated to Saint Eligio, who was revered as one of the patron saints of domestic animals ... some of the other cave churches is the cave church of Saint Lucia de Malve. Saint Lucia, also known as Saint Lucy, is considered the patron ...

    JamesBarr - 26/12/2015 - 03:50

  2. Notre Dame de Paris: Survivor of 850 Years of Upheaval, Revolution, World Wars and Fire

    ... at Reims Cathedral and interred in the Basilica of Saint-Denis. Henry VI of England was the only French king to be crowned at ... of the original spire was made, which included a statue of Saint Thomas that bears an uncanny resemblance to Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, one ...

    dhwty - 20/04/2019 - 01:55

  3. 20 Million Artifacts In Latin America’s Largest Museum - Gone - In Blazing Inferno

    Saint Christopher's Palace in the Quinta da Boa Vista park, in the city ... before becoming the National Museum in 1892.  Saint Christopher's Palace in the Quinta da Boa Vista park, in the city ... 1825. It also housed the 11,500-year-old skull known as ‘Lucia’, South America’s oldest known human fossil. Is anyone to blame ...

    ashley cowie - 04/09/2018 - 13:55

  4. Brazen Bull: Gruesome Ancient Greek Torture Device Turned Screams into ‘Music’

    The Brazen Bull (known also as the ‘Bull of Phalaris’, the ‘Bronze Bull’ or the ‘Sicilian Bull’) was a type of ancient torture and execution device from ancient Greece. The story of the Brazen Bull is connected with Phalaris, the tyrant of Acragas (known today as Agrigento, on the southern coast of Sicily), and Perillos (sometimes spelt as Perilaüs), an Attic bronze-worker. The Brazen Bull was an extremely cruel instrument, and its story is a renowned example of an invention that caused the death of its inventor.

    dhwty - 26/04/2017 - 18:52