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Vatican restoration uncovers work of Renaissance master

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The 15th-century master painted frescoes in numerous Italian churches, but his works on the apartments of the controversial Spanish pope, formerly ...
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Art restorers toiling on the sumptuous 500-year old apartments of Pope Alexander VI, are rediscovering a Renaissance artist who left his mark on the pontificate of a controversial pope. The 15th-century master painted frescoes in numerous Italian churches, but his works on the apartments of the controversial Spanish pope, formerly known as Rodrigo Borgia, are now being restored to their former glory. Alexander, who was elected in 1492, gave Bernardino di Betto, better known as “Pinturicchio,” two years to decorate his private apartments, where he greeted heads of state and partied with his mistresses at a time when popes were not always celibate.  Alexander is less known for his interest in arts and science than for hi...
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Le Grand Hôtel Dieu de Lyon en livre : dédicace ce samedi

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The Grand Hotel Lyon book God: book signing this Saturday
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Depuis sa création au XIIe siècle, le Grand Hôtel Dieu rayonne sur Lyon grâce à son architecture et son histoire. Le livre permet de découvrir ...
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Since its inception in the 12th century, the Grand Hotel God shines on Lyon thanks to its architecture and its history. The book allows you to discover...
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Ce samedi 17 décembre, rencontre autour du Carnet de l'avant - Le Grand Hôtel Dieu de Lyon. Ce bel ouvrage nous fait découvrir un univers étonnant sur ce bâtiment bien connu des Lyonnais.Une rencontre autour du livre Le Grand Hôtel Dieu de Lyon aura lieu ce samedi 17 décembre à partir de 15 heures à l'Archipel du Centre de culture urbaine (21 place des Terreaux). L'ouvrage retrace les huit siècles d'existence de ce bâtiment mythique avant sa transformation en centre commercial, centre des congrès, hôtel de luxe et cité de la gastronomie. À cette occasion, les auteures Frédérique Malotaux et Ombline d'Aboville échangeront avec le public et assureront une séance de dédicace.Depuis sa création au XIIe siècle, le Grand Hôtel Dieu rayonne sur...
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Medieval Figures

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The Middle Ages form a crucial stage in that history. Drawing on the work of Friedrich Ohly, Radner argues that the “medieval typology was part of a ...
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In his recent study of figural exegesis, Time and the Word, Ephraim Radner traces the “fate of figural reading.” The Middle Ages form a crucial stage in that history. Drawing on the work of Friedrich Ohly, Radner argues that the “medieval typology was part of a long-standing outlook that remained in place, mutatis mutandis, well into the early modern period. . . . typology is bound to a certain conception of time, one presented in terms of historical unity. It is a unity, as the typologist sees it, given by God in time that is articulated through revelation, but just because of this, it is more than a humanly subjective perception. It is a ‘real' unity that draws all periods into relation one with another” (62)_For the medievals, typolog...
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Mein Deutschland: Ein Jahr, ein Wimpernschlag

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My Germany: A year, a blink
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So findet der Prophet Mohammed im 7. Jahrhundert die monotheistische Idee im Christentum klasse. Auch soll bei ihm der Erzengel Gabriel eine ...
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So, the Prophet Mohammed in the 7th century loves the monotheistic idea in Christianity. Also aimed at him one of Archangel Gabriel...
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Im Mai 1966 beginnt in meinem Heimatland China Maos "Große Proletarische Kulturrevolution". In ihrer Arbeitseinheit nimmt meine hochschwangere Mutter täglich an politischen Sitzungen teil, bei denen die Kollegen Kritik und Selbstkritik üben müssen. An einem lauen Juniabend schleicht sie sich leise davon und geht zu Fuß zwei Kilometer zur nächsten Klinik. In derselben Nacht komme ich auf die Welt. Seitdem ist ein halbes Jahrhundert vergangen. Ein Drittel davon habe ich verschlafen. In vielen glücklichen Momenten habe ich wie Goethes Faust gerufen: "Verweile doch, Du bist so schön!" Doch jedes Mal ist die Zeit weiter voran geschritten. Je älter man wird, desto schneller vergeht die Zeit. Diese Aussage mag abgedroschen klingen, wahr ist sie...
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How Did Syrian Bitumen End Up in Anglo Saxon Graves? — Chromatography Investigates

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Not too much is known about the king due to the lack of records — they were destroyed when the Vikings invaded in the ninth century and destroyed ...
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One of the most famous and important archaeological sites in the UK is Sutton Hoo in East Anglia. Sutton Hoo is the site of two cemeteries dating from the sixth and seventh centuries and has delivered a wealth of artefacts to archaeologists since major excavations took place in 1939. One of the main finds was a complete ship burial — but as a recent paper in PLOS One shows — Identification, Geochemical Characterisation and Significance of Bitumen among the Grave Goods of the 7th Century Mound 1 Ship-Burial at Sutton Hoo (Suffolk, UK) — the site is still delivering exciting finds today. Anglo Saxon graves Sites like Sutton Hoo give archaeologists and historians an insight into how settlers in the UK lived almost 1,500 years ago. Very few ...
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Musikalische Reise in Vergangenheit

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Musical journey into past
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... mit der ältesten, mehrstimmigen Messe der Musikgeschichte von Guillaume de Machaut aus dem 14. Jahrhundert", verrät Michael Stelzhammer.
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Michael Stelzhammer reveals... with the oldest, polyphonic mass of music history, by Guillaume de Machaut, from the 14th century".
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How Did Syrian Bitumen End Up in Anglo Saxon Graves? — Chromatography Investigates

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... Geochemical Characterisation and Significance of Bitumen among the Grave Goods of the 7th Century Mound 1 Ship-Burial at Sutton Hoo (Suffolk, ...
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One of the most famous and important archaeological sites in the UK is Sutton Hoo in East Anglia. Sutton Hoo is the site of two cemeteries dating from the sixth and seventh centuries and has delivered a wealth of artefacts to archaeologists since major excavations took place in 1939. One of the main finds was a complete ship burial — but as a recent paper in PLOS One shows — Identification, Geochemical Characterisation and Significance of Bitumen among the Grave Goods of the 7th Century Mound 1 Ship-Burial at Sutton Hoo (Suffolk, UK) — the site is still delivering exciting finds today. Anglo Saxon graves Sites like Sutton Hoo give archaeologists and historians an insight into how settlers in the UK lived almost 1,500 years ago. Very few ...
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Rick Steves: Stunning Mont Saint-Michel inspires

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Since the sixth century, hermit monks came here in search of solitude. The word "hermit" comes from an ancient Greek word meaning "person of the ...
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Rick Steves, Tribune Content Agency 5:30 a.m. CST December 16, 2016Several million visitors — and a steady trickle of pilgrims — flood the single street of the tiny island of Mont Saint-Michel each year.(Photo: ricksteves.com)For more than a thousand years, the distant silhouette of Mont Saint-Michel has sent pilgrims’ spirits soaring. Today, it does the same for tourists. This island abbey in the Normandy region of France, one of the top pilgrimage sites of Christendom through the ages, floats like a mirage on the horizon.For centuries, devout Christians endeavored to make a great pilgrimage once in their lifetimes. If they couldn’t afford Rome, Jerusalem, or Santiago de Compostela, they came here, earning the same religious merits. Tod...
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Historic Gloucester buildings set for £1.36m revamp

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New iron railings will also be built at the 15th century church. It's believed he original railings were removed during the Second World War but the ...
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One of Gloucester's most historic buildings is set for a major revamp now cash has been secured following years of planning.The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £1.36million so St Mary de Crypt Church and the Old Crypt Schoolroom in Southgate Street can be transformed into a heritage attraction.The site, currently in danger of decay and dilapidation, will also be used as an education centre, cultural venue and community facility thanks to the Heritage Lottery funding.Detailed design work will take place in 2017 with work on site due to start in January 2018 and the buildings will reopen in April 2019. Read: M5 reopens after TK Maxx lorry smashes through central reservationRector of St Mary de Crypt Canon Nikki Arthy said: "I want to pay...
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Clifford's Tower: Legal bid lodged over visitor centre plans

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English Heritage was given the go-ahead for a £2m project at the base of the 13th Century tower. A petition signed by 3,778 people against the move ...
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Image copyright English Heritage Image caption The visitor centre would be for ticketing and providing information about the history of the 13th Century building A legal bid has been lodged against plans to construct a visitor centre at the foot of York's Clifford's Tower.English Heritage was given the go-ahead for a 拢2m project at the base of the 13th Century tower.A petition signed by 3,778 people against the move has been presented to York City Council and English Heritage. Councillor John Hayes, who has applied to the High Court for a judicial review, described the planning process as "deeply flawed". A council spokesman said: "We are entirely confident we have followed due process at all stages of the application."Read more about th...
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