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Heidelberg, Medieval Cities of the Main Valley and the Romantic Road

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Adding to this, its 14th century university, one of the most prestigious in Europe lends Heidelberg that genteel atmosphere rather similar to that of ...
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Riviera Travel has been providing luxury escorted European and worldwide escapes for more than 30 years. This market-leading company also specialises in exclusive river cruises on the Rhine and superb city breaks to Eastern Europe. Telegraph readers are most impressed with the diversity of their tours, the professionalism and knowledge of the local guides, and the value for money Riviera Travel delivers. Ninety-seven per cent of travellers return to the company to book their next escape, and 2017 brings a new direction that caters for solo travellers looking to explore Africa, Asia and Europe’s hidden gems. This holiday is provided by, and your resulting contract and booking conditions will be with, Riviera Travel (registered in England ...
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Lutherhaus in Neustadt „ein Wunder“

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Luther in Neustadt "a miracle"
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... dessen bauliche Spuren bis ins 15. Jahrhundert zurück reichen. Das Haus selbst ist schließlich das wichtigste Ausstellungsstellungsstück und in ...
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... until the 15th century its building traces back enough. The House itself is ultimately the most important exhibit of the position and in...
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Neustadt Es ist ein Wunder, sagt Heike Jansen-Schleicher, die Hauptamtsleiterin der Neustädter Stadtverwaltung ganz gerührt. Endlich wird das Neustädter Lutherhaus als begehbares Schaudenkmal der Öffentlichkeit übergeben. Endlich ist eine neue Bestimmung für dieses besondere Denkmal Sichern Sie sich mit OTZ-Plus alle Inhalte der OTZ-Webseite und unserer Smartphone-App. Wählen Sie einfach aus einem der folgenden Angebote - alle ohne Vertragsbindung.
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Neustadt, it's a miracle, says Heike Jansen-stalker, the main head of the new town city management completely stirred. Finally passed new town of Luther as a walk-in monument to show the public. A new provision for this particular monument back up is finally you with OTZ-plus all the contents of the OTZ Web site and our Smartphone app. Simply select all without contract from one of the following -.
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Les Médicis, maîtres de Florence : "Les Médicis, c'est l'histoire de la civilisation occidentale"

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The Medici, Florence masters: "The Medici is the history of Western civilization"
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On ne peut pas présumer du fait que les gens se passionneront pour une famille de banquiers du XVe siècle”, admet volontiers Frank Spotnitz.
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You can't assume that people turn to a family of bankers in the 15th century,"readily admits Frank Spotnitz.
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À l’occasion du lancement, ce mardi 25 octobre sur la plateforme SFR Play, de Médicis, maîtres de Florence, nous avons pu rencontrer Frank Spotnitz, le showrunner de cette grande saga familiale. Un soap à la sauce florentine Nous sommes en 1429, à Florence. Giovanni Médicis, banquier du Pape et patriarche d’une des plus puissantes familles d’Italie, est assassiné. C’est en tout cas l’histoire que veut nous raconter Frank Spotnitz, derrière l’adaptation de The Man in the High Castle et scénariste sur X-Files. Lorsqu’il a été approché par Altice Studios et la Rai pour écrire la saga romanesque Les Médicis, maîtres de Florence, Frank Spotnitz ne savait que très peu de choses sur la légendaire famille : “J’ai été fasciné par leur rôle dans l...
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At the launch, the platform of SFR Play this Tuesday, October 25, Medici, masters of Florence, we could meet Frank Spotnitz, the showrunner of this great family saga. A soap with florentine sauce we're in 1429, in Florence. Giovanni Medici, banker of the Pope and Patriarch of one of the most powerful families of Italy, is murdered. It is in any case history that wants to tell us about Frank Spotnitz, behind the adaptation of The Man in the High Castle and writer on X-Files. When he was approached by Altice Studios and Rai to write the romantic saga of the Medici, masters of Florence, Frank Spotnitz didn't knew very little about the legendary family: "I was fascinated by their role in l...
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Sixth-Century Swords Discovered in Japan

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EBINO, JAPAN—The Asahi Shimbun reports that two swords have been recovered from a sixth-century A.D. tomb on the island of Kyushu. One of the ...
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EBINO, JAPAN—The Asahi Shimbun reports that two swords have been recovered from a sixth-century A.D. tomb on the island of Kyushu. One of the weapons, which has a wooden pommel, would have measured about 60 inches long and is said to be the longest sword ever found in an ancient tomb in Japan. The opening of its scabbard was covered with a valuable textile. The hilt of the other sword, which has a pommel decorated with silver, is covered with ray skin. It is said to be the oldest such item found in East Asia, and may have been made in the Paekche kingdom, on the Korean Peninsula. “The swords suggest there was a powerful person in southern Kyushu, who would have directly served someone in the upper rank close to the Yamato king, and would...
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Le Mystère Jérôme Bosch

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The mystery of Jérôme Bosch
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Plus on s'approche, plus le tableau devient complexe, vestige du Moyen Age et d'un « monde pré-cartésien », où l'on s'accommodait de multiples ...
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Is the closer, the more the picture becomes complex, remnant of the middle ages and a "pre-cartesien world", where it is accommodated multiple...
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Abbas Kiarostami, le grand cinéaste disparu en juillet, filmait, ces dernières années, des visiteurs dans les musées, leurs regards contemplatifs face à des toiles. Il y a un peu de cette démarche dans Le Mystère Jérôme Bosch, documentaire espagnol qui s'ouvre (et se referme) sur des images d'anonymes admirant le triptyque du Jardin des délices, au Prado de Madrid. Avec la suggestion d'un effet miroir entre le sujet de l'oeuvre scrutée et ceux qui la regardent. Mais, très vite, le film emprunte une route un peu plus balisée : les fans de Jérôme Bosch convoqués par le réalisateur sont tous artistes, his­toriens de l'art ou intellectuels, la plupart célèbres, avec une parole brillante et structurée. On gagne ainsi en érudition ce qu'on per...
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Abbas Kiarostami, the great filmmaker disappeared in July, filming, in recent years, visitors in museums, their contemplative eyes face paintings. There's a bit of this approach in the mystery Jerome Bosch, Spanish documentary that opens (and closes) on images of anonymous admiring the triptych of the garden of delights at the Prado in Madrid. With the suggestion of an effect mirror between the subject of the work scrutinized and those who watch. But, very quickly, the film takes a somewhat more marked road: Jérôme Bosch fans convened by the Director are all artists, art historians or intellectual, most famous, with a word brilliant and structured. Savings in learning what we per...
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World's oldest library goes digital as it begins a new chapter

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Founded in the 9th century by a devout and wealthy Muslim woman, Fatima al-Fihri, she provided the funding for al-Qarawiyyin, originally a mosque.
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In April 2016, Digital Journal featured the library and the work being done by Canadian-Moroccan architect Aziza Chaouni, a Fez native whose firm was awarded the contract to restore the library in 2012. Founded in the 9th century by a devout and wealthy Muslim woman, Fatima al-Fihri, she provided the funding for al-Qarawiyyin, originally a mosque. It was later expanded to include a university. Not only was al-Qarawiyyin a learning center in the Muslim world, but it also developed into a cultural center due to its influence in the Muslim world. The restoration of the library includes a new sewage and underground canal system to drain away the moisture that had threatened to destroy some of the prized manuscripts. The intricate design work...
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9th century library in Morocco goes digital for wider outreach

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9th century library in Morocco goes digital for wider outreach. REUTERS. Published Oct 25, 2016, 9:20 am IST. Updated Oct 25, 2016, 9:20 am IST ...
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Morocco: A ninth century library in Morocco, widely believed to be the oldest in the world, is going digital to make its ancient treasures available to a wider audience. The al-Qarawiyyin library in the former Moroccan capital, Fez, is home to some of the rarest and most unique manuscripts in the world, with access limited to just the curator in some special cases. However, the library installed a new laboratory this year to oversee the protection and digitalising of the 4,000 manuscripts on site in conjunction with the Institute of Computational Linguistics in Italy. "The main aim is to provide means and tools both in terms of hardware and software to digitalise this cultural heritage and to make them available in an open way to the wor...
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World's oldest library goes digital as it begins a new chapter

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A special temperature and humidity controlled room houses the most ancient of the texts, including a ninth-century copy of the Qur'an, written in ornate ...
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In April 2016, Digital Journal featured the library and the work being done by Canadian-Moroccan architect Aziza Chaouni, a Fez native whose firm was awarded the contract to restore the library in 2012. Founded in the 9th century by a devout and wealthy Muslim woman, Fatima al-Fihri, she provided the funding for al-Qarawiyyin, originally a mosque. It was later expanded to include a university. Not only was al-Qarawiyyin a learning center in the Muslim world, but it also developed into a cultural center due to its influence in the Muslim world. The restoration of the library includes a new sewage and underground canal system to drain away the moisture that had threatened to destroy some of the prized manuscripts. The intricate design work...
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Ninth century library goes digital to reach wider audience

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A ninth century library in Morocco, widely believed to be the oldest in the world, is going digital to make its ancient treasures available to a wider ...
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Oct 25, 2016 6:45 AM[RABAT] A ninth century library in Morocco, widely believed to be the oldest in the world, is going digital to make its ancient treasures available to a wider audience.The al-Qarawiyyin library in the former Moroccan capital, Fez, is home to some of the rarest and most unique manuscripts in the world, with access limited to just the curator in some special cases.However, the library installed a new laboratory this year to oversee the protection and digitalising of the 4,000 manuscripts on site in conjunction with the Institute of Computational Linguistics in Italy. "The main aim is to provide means and tools both in terms of hardware and software to digitalise this cultural heritage and to make them available in an op...
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Galilee's Basilica of Transfiguration desecrated by thieves

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The current church was completed in 1924 and was built on the ruins of an ancient (4th–6th-century) Byzantine church and a 12th-century church of ...
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A church in northern Israel built on a spot revered as a Christian holy site was vandalized, with chalices stolen, icons damaged and a donation box robbed, a church official said Tuesday. Church officials believe the motive for the incident at the Basilica of the Transfiguration, which took place at some point between Sunday night and Monday morning, was robbery and not religious extremism, said Wadie Abunassar, a spokesman for bishops in the Holy Land. (Jewish extremists have been responsible for previous vandalism at other Christian sites in Israel.) The police agreed with that assessment, saying it “appeared to be a criminal matter,” and not nationalistically or religiously motivated. Abunassar could not say how many chalices were sto...
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