Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii

Pompeii was really so obscene? : A little (very little) of History.

Table of Contents – Traveling to a Different Pompeii

 

Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii, we will answer that question.  Pompeii is located in the south of Italy. barely two hours away by train from Rome. The story is quite familiar. The city is located on the slopes of Vesuvius, a volcano that on August 24, 79 AD, broke and buried the city in a sea of ​​ash. More than 20,000 people died in that event.
It remained in oblivion until the eighteenth century, when under the domination the location of this city was rediscovered (the name was not even known) and excavations began.

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The Excavations Show

Thermal baths, luxury residences, freediving houses, gymnasiums, artisan workshops and brothels were gradually appearing. In those places there were architectural remains such as mosaics, frescoes and sculptures. Some of them almost intact.
These findings speak of a sophisticated, well-off and evolved life. We must bear in mind that part of the aristocracy of the Roman era, had its villas in Pompeii and made tourism in that city and on the nearby island of Capri.

Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii

Also appeared part of the erotic life of pompeii. frescoes, murals, sculptures, lamps, amulets and even artifacts that we do not yet know their use and meaning.

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Wide Freedom of Customs

Touring the streets and houses of Pompeii, the paintings and bas-reliefs with erotic motifs ranging from “Satyr and Maenad” (House of the Faun) or “Pan and the Hermaphrodite” (House of the Dioscuri), Some are sexually explicit as the ” Priapus with his phallus “(House of the Vetii).

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Phallus Lantern – Archaeological Museum of Naples

The paintings are not limited to private places, such as the lupanar (brothel) or public baths, but can also be seen inside private homes, gardens and public use spaces shared by all. You have in the streets with phalluses signaling the sense of traffic.

Centennial House - Fresco of the two lovers-Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii
Centennial House – Fresco of the Two Lovers

Phalluses on The Streets

One of the possible explanations was these images had ritual or religious value, and linked the phallic figures with the force generating or creating nature. They were also used to give good luck to a commercial establishment. 

Phalluses on the Walls of Pompeii Houses. for Prosperity-Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii
Phalluses on the Walls of Pompeii Houses. for Prosperity – Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii

 

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Erotic artifacts were found from the seventeenth century, and accumulated outside the view of the public in the Borbonic Museum (now Archaeological Museum of Naples), where I created a special room to store them.

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Gabinetto Segreto – Obscene Objects Cabinet

In 1817 a first selection of artifacts was made to exhibit in the museum. In 1819, King Francis I of the Two Sicilies visited the Pompeii exhibition and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples with his wife and daughter. There he was scandalized with erotic art in such a way that he ordered it to be removed from the public view and confined to a secret room. Then the objects classified as obscene and indecent, were confined to the special room without any kind of order and the door was sealed at that time. Only in 1860 the room was opened and the artifacts were inventoried.

Tintinnabulum - Lucky Bells - Archaeological Museum of NaplesTraveling to a Different Pompeii
Tintinnabulum – lucky bells – Archaeological Museum of Naples

 

The secret room (Gabinetto Segreto in Italian) was opened with a special order obtained only by mature gentlemen of good manners. Also after having paid a large amount of money. In the same ruins of Pompeii, screens were placed on frescoes and obscene paintings and only with special invitation and payment were they shown to select tourists.

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Lupanar – Brothel – Pompeii

Over the years the room remained closed until Giuseppe Garibaldi ordered it to be opened again. That happened in 1860 during the Italian unification and when Garibaldi conquered Naples in that year

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Lupanar – Brothel – Pompeii

 

In 1866 a catalog of artifacts was published, but from that moment the official censorship of the Kingdom of Italy was restricting access until it was closed, in accordance with the customs and political winds of the moment.

Centennial House - Ménade and Satyr-Traveling to a Different Pompeii
Centennial House – Ménade and Satyr

At the time of the Mussolini Dictator visits were forbidden for not agreeing the vision of the new Italy (pure) with obscene artifacts of the ancient Romans. In the Fascist era, it could be visited with express authorization from the Ministry of Education.

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House of the Fauno -Satyr and Nymph

 

The censorship

The censorship was maintained after the end of the war until 1967, where the work of cataloging and restoring the artefacts of the obscene room was resumed.

House of the caccia antiqua. Tablinum. Fresco by Polyphemus and Galatea - Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii
House of the caccia Antiqua. Tablinum. Fresco by Polyphemus and Galatea – Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii

The room was definitely reopened to the public since April 2000. While there is no censorship of any kind, there is a legend that warns about the special content of the room. In addition, children under 14 can only enter if accompanied by their parents or teachers

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House of Cecilio Giocondo – Pompeii

Tips to visit pompeii

  • Arrive early in the morning. Complete travel takes the whole day.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. Yes possible trekking shoes.
  • Most of the streets are made of stone blocks. Be guided when walking.
  • Bring sunscreen.
  • Head protection Hats, caps.
  • Carry the right equipment. Here more information
  • Take a guide, Arming a tour before going to avoid losing time.If you do not go on a guided tour, check the schedule of the last train to Naples or Sorrento.

How to get to Pompeii

From Rome.

Train to the central station of Naples. Then in the same central station, in the subsoil is the local Trans-Vesuvian train. Ask about the Pompeii- Scavi station. The departure of trains in this station is somewhat chaotic with schedules and cancellations, ask until you make sure. This station has several branches and only one reaches the ruins of Pompeii, You can also take a bus, although we do not recommend it.

From Sorrento

Transvesuvian train in the direction of the central station of Naples. Ask about the Pompeii- Scavi station.

 

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Ischia & Capri: Islands to Fall in Love

During the Middle Ages a watchtower was built over its ruins. In the nineteenth century also a defensive wall.Table of Contents – Capri & Ischia

 

Capri : Exclusive Tourism from the Roman Empire

Capri is an island located at the southern end of the Bay of Naples in Italy. It was already known in the Roman Empire for its beautiful landscapes. The Romans made this island a tourist destination and a place of summer residence. Today it is one of the main tourist places in the Naples area next to the island of Ischia and the city of Naples itself.

anacapri and . Capri Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

Landscape Capri: Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

Blue Grotto ( Grotta Azzurra)

One of its best known natural sites is the Blue Grotto. It is a dark cavern where the sea shines through the entrance with an electric blue color. There are a variety of exclusive hotels and rest villas.

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Capri Tips

  • Rent a boat for a half-day with a private driver. He or she will take you to swim amongst all of the most amazing caves
  • Rent an excursion to go around the island. But the additional of entering the blue grotto that is unmissable (you have to pay extra)

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  • Walking through the streets of capri is a unique experience. Spectacular landscapes at the end of each street
  • Visit Villa Krupp. Residence at the beginning of the 20th century of the owner of the famous armament factory. Hot is a park with unique views

  • Visit  Materita Tower. Old medieval tower of Anacapri, was later converted into a residence. Built in 1378, by the monks of the Charterhouse of San Giacomo, to defend against Saracen attacks.

  •  Villa Damecuta: Located in Anacapri, Damecuta is one of the severals imperial Roman villas, and little survives of it. Its plant has a gallery porticada towards the Gulf of Naples, topped by a semicircular viewpoint. During the Middle Ages a watchtower was built. In the nineteenth century also a defensive wall.

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Ischia: The Island of Amazing Landscapes

Bay of ischia : Ischia Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

Bay of Naples : Ischia Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

The island of ischia was occupied and inhabited since before the Roman Empire. The Romans did not take care of this island, considering it unstable because of its continued earthquakes.

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The Island suffered continuous invasions for more than 1500 years of all the neighboring towns until the crown of Aragon conquered and built a castle. Today it is a place of exclusive villas and hotels. It has many sandy beaches with amenities for tourists.

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The Aragonese Castle

Recommend a visit to the Aragonese Castle. We recommend visiting the building and learning its history. Ischia & Capri: Islands to fall in love

Ischia & Capri: Islands to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

Ischia & Capri: Islands to fall in love

Ischia & Capri: Islands to fall in love

Ischia & Capri: Islands to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

How to Get

From Naples. get to the port of Naples. There are some boxes where different companies sell the round trip tickets (or one way) to Ischia, Capri, Salerno, Positano, and Sorrento. Consult the schedules of the last boat, since they vary according to the season of the year.

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The Artistic Walls of Carcassonne – France

Carcassonne Celebrates UNESCO Anniversary With art

Carcassonne is a medieval city in the south of France and has two sites classified by UNESCO on the list of World Heritage: the medieval city, double unice fortress in Europe, and the Canal du Midi.

The Swiss artist Ticino Felice Varin ; "eccentric concentric circles" Artistic Walls of Carcassonne
The Swiss artist Ticino Felice Varin ; “eccentric concentric circles”
Main entrance to the medieval walled city. Drawbridge”


Carcassonne is an example (one of the few remaining) of a fortified medieval city with an great defensive system that surrounds the castle and its dependencies. It also has a Gothic cathedral, a Christian Cathedral Catara and many urban buildings and streets of medieval origin. They are preserved because the area was not affected by the three wars they had with the Germans. 1870, 1914 (WWI) and 1939 (WWII).

View of the two concentric walls from a defense tower” The Artistic Walls of Carcassonne

This year of 2018 was celebrated the 20th anniversary of the inscription of the city as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO: the Swiss artist Ticino Felice Varin was contracted to pine a work called “eccentric concentric circles”. They can be enjoyed until September 2018

 

 

Another view of the Swiss artist Ticino Felice Varin ; “eccentric concentric circles”


Defense towers on the second wall
Defense towers on the second wall

Defensive Walls of Carcassonne

The walled city of Carcassonne is composed of two concentric walls that completely surround the city. Before the first wall there is also a very deep defensive pit. Within the City there is another walled castle with a pit as the last line of defense. This castle is called castle condal

Entrance to the city. Night View
Entrance to the city. Night View
View of the defense street between the first and second walls
View of the defense street between the first and second walls


Internal view of the defense street between the first and second walls
Internal view of the defense street between the first and second walls
Panoramic view Artistic Walls of Carcassonne
Panoramic view. Artistic Walls of Carcassonne

How much does it cost to visit these walls?

The first and second walls are free. To visit El Castillo Condal you have to pay. although it is worth visiting.

Entrance to the city. Night View

 

nside the county castle. Third and last line of defense
Inside the county castle. Third and last line of defense
Double defensive wall
Double defensive wall
Entrance to the city. Night View
Main courtyard of the Condal Castle
Main courtyard of the Condal Castle


Defensive pit Towers and battlements for archers in the county castle.
Defensive pit Towers and battlements for archers in the county castle.
Night View of Carcassonne Walls
Night View of Carcassonne Walls
One of the guard and defense towers of the first perimeter
One of the guard and defense towers of the first perimeter
Several guard and defense towers of the first perimeter
Several guard and defense towers of the first perimeter

How to get to Carcassone: Any airline to London, Paris, Madrid or any European capital
From London, Paris or Madrid: Airplane to the city of Toulouse
From Toulouse: Train or by car on motorway A61 (one hour)
From Barcelona . Train AVE station Sants (two and a half hours)

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The Fantastic Canyon of The Verdon

There Was Once a Glacier

A glacier was excavated for thousands of years in the mountain range to a depth of 750 meters. The Verdon Gorge is located west of the city of Nice. It’s one of the biggest gorges in Europe and I think it’s the prettiest. The Great Canyon of the Verdon is located 863 Km from Paris and 110 km from Nice

 


the discovery the  Gorge of The Verdon:

The Verdon river, which rises in the Maritime Alps, at an altitude of about 2,630 meters, leads to a distance of more than 160 kilometers on the Durance. On its stretch between Castellane and the lake of Sainte-Croix, the thousand-year-old glacier excavated a stretch of some 21 kilometers of canyon. When the glacier fell, one of the largest gorges in Europe appeared, but also a spectacular landscape. In 1997, a national park was also created.

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► The Charming Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Almost a year ago, Samsung called to review each and every Note 7 on the planet. To all. It was the withdrawal of one of the most desired phones of 2016. I wondered if we would see a phone under the name Note.

For any brand, it would have been better to forget the affair and engage in something else. But they wanted to do just the opposite: Galaxy Note, was born again

The Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has the biggest screen introduced in a smartphone of the Samsung brand. SuperAMOLED screen 6.3-inch . In Note 8 we have an “Infinity Display” screen of 18.5: 9 which produces a rectangular smartphone.

The quality of the panel is protected with Gorilla Glass 5, compatible with the latest HDR standards and peaks of brightness up to 1240 nits. In hand it is difficult to differentiate from an S8 + except for a more rectangular design and 1/3 of an inch higher. It creates the optical illusion in which it seems that the screen floats on the phone.

IP68 water resistance, fingerprint reader on the back, button dedicated to Bixby, iris sensor and heart rate and compatibility with wireless charging. Note 8 is one of the most complete Android smartphones to date.

The Charming Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The point is the S-pen

The Galaxy Note 8 differs from the rest of the smartphones by an accessory that has been accompanying it for years. It’s the S-pen. The main difference of this phone with the rest of devices of the brand. And like every year, the S-pen continues to improve on reliability and options. For some users this is only the reason for purchase.

With the S-pen we can control the phone, take notes, draw on captures, select elements … all with a very precise screen response thanks to the 4096 levels of sensitivity. Only after trying it we realize that sometimes the finger is perhaps not the most ideal to manage the phone.

 

Battery

It is equipped with a processor Exynos 8895, rival of the Snapdragon 835. It also has 6GB of RAM, more than the other phones of the brand.

The Galaxy Note 8 also offers 64GB of built-in UFS 2.1 memory via microSD. The capacity of the battery is 3300mAh, an amount that is correct, although we believe that it should be improved more by the amount of performance of the equipment

Accompanied by a fast charger that will be completed in one hour and three quarters. It is compatible with wireless charging.

High-level double camera

The main novelty of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the incorporation of a double camera. It has the same amount of megapixels and great work has been done in offering a first level portrait mode.

With night shots the first camera is the one that does the best job while thanks to the second we can zoom 2X. The first one is also faster with the Dual Pixel system, in fact this difference increases because in the secondary we do not have the pro mode available.

The video recording is excellent and very stable, being another of the points where Note 8 especially stands out.

Our conclusion of The Charming Samsung Galaxy Note 8

 The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is in our opinion the best phone with a pen available today. An S-pen which is a differential element. In the rest it looks a lot like the Galaxy S8 +, which we also found an excellent device.

It has an excellent design, manufacture and materials. It has water resistance IP68 and one of the best screens on the market. The photography has improved a lot with the addition of the secondary camera and inside we have a combination of processor Exynos next to the 6GB make it an excellent phone.

Not an economic device, make it the most expensive Android phone within the range. It has some elements to improve: Your Bixby smart assistant is correct. The position of the fingerprint detector is not the best. The speakers are normal, and this smartfhone deserves better. Nor do we have the greater autonomy of the battery as it did with the previous notes.

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► The Useful Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers

The Helpful Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers

New : Kindle Oasis eReader Waterproof !! Oct 2017

After maintaining the same Amazon design, it presents the Amazon Kindle model, a letter-size eBook reader, endowed with a thicker side than the rest. There the hardware is installed. This protuberance for calling it somehow serves to catch the kindle.

Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers

Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers

 It comes equipped with a cover and an additional battery, so you can keep a charge (depending on usage) about two months
We understand that until this moment it is the best eReader that exists in place.

 Display

It is 6 inches and one of the best in this market. Same resolution as Paperwhite and kindle Voyage, 1448×1072 pixels and 300 dpi,
Illumination

It has 10 LED lights, more than the

 Voyage kindle that owns 6 or 4 of the Paperwhite: The lighting is more powerful and more uniform.

Useful Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers
Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers

Battery

The case includes an additional battery, a novelty, which is also charging the Kindle Oasis battery. This increases the autonomy up to almost two months (depends on the readings). Is the team with more autonomy of the market. In charging mode, the two batteries are charged simultaneously. The sheath can be placed or removed at will.

The rest of the benefits are similar to the other kindle. Having the weight on one side, where it grabs, makes the lever arm less and less tiring to hold

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Special features

It includes an accelerometer, which turns the screen. So it can be used with the left hand as with the right. Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers

It has physical buttons to turn the page without having to place the finger on the screen.

The frame does not protrude from the screen, as it does on the rest of Kindle
Comes in two versions

  • Kindle Oasis WiFi version, with case included of various colors.
  • Kindle Oasis version WiFi + 3G free also with cover included

 

Technical Details of Useful Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers

DisplayAmazon’s 6″ Paperwhite display technology with E Ink Carta™ and built-in light, 300 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
Size5.6″ x 4.8″ x 0.13-0.33″ (143 mm x 122 mm x 3.4-8.5 mm)
Cover: 5.7” x 4.9” x 0.07-0.18” (144 mm x 125 mm x 1.9-4.6 mm)
WeightWi-Fi: 4.6 oz (131 g); Wi-Fi + 3G: 4.7 oz (133 g); Cover: 3.8 oz (107 g)
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
System RequirementsNone; fully wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content
On-Device Storage4 GB; holds thousands of books
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery LifeA single charge with cover lasts up to eight weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Battery life will vary based on light and wireless usage.
Charge TimeFully charges in less than 3 hours from a computer via USB cable
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySupports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Content Formats SupportedKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
DocumentationQuick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle Oasis User Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF]. Additional information in multiple languages available online.
Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year, or 3-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.
Included in the BoxKindle Oasis with leather charging cover, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide

 

 

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► Onyx Boox 67ML Carta 2 – eReader Max & Max2 HDMI

Onyx Boox C67 ML Carta – Max & Max2 eReader HDMI

Onyx Boox has launched a high resolution digital reader or eReader. It is the C 67 ML This model has an e-Ink Letter 2 screen with a resolution of 1148 x 1072 with 300 PPI on the screen. It also has an integrated front light to allow reading in certain special circumstances.

The C6 series is in its third phase or generation. This is the first digital Onyx Boox reader that employs the new Chart 2 display. The device has some striking features such as that dual core Cortex-A9 processor at a clock speed of 1 GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory And expandable internal storage up to 32 GB with micro SD card. It also has a 3.5mm audio plug to listen to audiobooks or even music.

 

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ModelMax2 eReaderMax Carta eReader Onyx Boox C67
Screen13.3 ” HDMI13.3 ” HD Flexible6 ”  HD Carta2
Resolution2200X16501600X12001448×1072 
Storage32 GB WI FI Bluetooth16 GB WI FI Bluetooth8 GB
Batery4100mAh Pol Li-on4100mAh Pol Li-on3000mAh Pol Li-on
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Quick guide to Travel to France by Car

Travel to France by Car

Table of Contents

 

 Are you planning to make a road trip through France?

  • Do you plan to rent a car in France to get to know the country?
  • Do you want to travel to France by car but have no idea what to do first?
  • What is necessary to travel around France and enjoy it, without having a nervous breakdown?
  • Do you go to another country in Europe and have to cross France by road?
  • Will you need to have an car accident lawyer on standby in case you’re involved in an accident?

Okay. The first thing that is needed is a lot of money. If you have it, stop reading and book a luxury hotel here. This post is not for you.

Now, if you have a more limited budget. This is the right place

Here we go

Automobile club de France

Know what are the rules of circulation in France

If you have ever driven in any foreign country or if it is the first time you do it, you should know that France is a country where you travel in a similar way as in the United States of America. The rules that you must respect are very similar

Accessories for the car and the trip

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► The Incredible SONY DPT RP1/B Digital Paper

The Incredible SONY DPT RP1

Electronic ink is a very particular type of screen, which does not emit light, so it only uses the battery when it modifies its contents. Well, now we know the Sony DPT-RP1, a 13.3-inch touchscreen electronic ink that borrows many ideas from popular eBooks.

The electronic ink, for now

only works well with grayscale images, and requires a good light to see it, because it has no backlight. Therefore, the Sony DPT-RP1 is a product halfway between a tablet and an eBook.

At the functional level, it allows you to read PDF documents on your screen with 1,650 x 2,220 pixels (can be converted from other formats), with up to a month of autonomy.

Sony DPT-RP1 offers a 13.3-inch screen

Does not include Android or other advanced system.

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▲ Numismatic: Argentine Ancient Coins 1813-1860

Numismatic:  Argentine Ancient Coins

After the pronouncement of May 1810, Buenos Aires and the other provinces of the Río de la Plata began the campaign of independence, sending expeditions to the High Peru, focus of realistic resistance. The Argentines took the Imperial Villa of Potosi with their mint. Coins were minted in 1810, 1813 and 1815: the last two occupations were important from the monetary point of view, since the type that was issued until then with the real bust and Hispanic emblems – was changed by new coins that bore the symbols patriotic Union and Freedom. The same happened in the Philippines with coins minted in America, which were countermarked

Mint of Potosi

Potosi (for Argentine). Rio de la Plata. 1813  –  J Jose Antonio de la Sierra ( Assayer)

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Ultimate Onyx Boox Max2 Android HDMI & Boox N96

Onyx Boox N96 and Onyx Boox Max2 Android HDMI

Onyx Boox has several large screen eReaders to offer. If yesterday we knew the Onyx Boox 13 inches, today we have known that also has been renewed the Onyx Boox N96 with interesting hardware and two versions that will make this eReader satisfy many users.

The Onyx Boox N96 and N96ML

Are two versions of the well-known Onyx Boox N96 on which the current Tagus Magno is based. These models will have a Cortex A9 processor at 1 ghz, 512 Mb of ram (in the case of N96) and 1 Gb of ram memory in case of N96ML.
Onyx Boox N96 is priced at around $ 320.00. check the price of 
Onyx Boox N96 here

Both models have 16GB of internal storage and Android 4.0. The Onyx Boox N96 screen is 9.7 “with a resolution of 1,200 x 825 pixels.
In both versions there is a slot for microSD cards, audio output, Wifi, bluetooth and a battery of 3.000 mAh. In the case of the Onyx Boox N96 the screen is capacitive and stylus, but has no illumination.
In the version of Onyx Boox N96ML, the screen is controlled with stylus and has lighting.

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☼ The Picturesque Village of Kurort Rathen and its Natural Park

A Natural Park: Kurort Rathen Bastei – Germany

Kurort Rathen Bastei Germany

 The Saxon Switzerland National Park (Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz) is southeast of Dresden, and is part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, up to the Czech Republic. The surface you are protected is 38,000 hectares of rock formations in the form of towers, originated by the Elbe River, which travelers who make the journey Dresden – Prague can see and be amazed

 

Kurort Rathen Bastei Germany
Kurort Rathen Bastei Germany

 

The Saxon Switzerland (Sächsische Schweiz), also known as the Elbsandstein hill (Elbsandsteingebirge), is located in the easternmost part of the federal state of Saxony that borders the Czech Republic. On the other side of the border the mountain of the Elbsandstein continues and bears the name of Switzerland Bohemia (Ceske Svycarsko).


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Ancient Collectible Coins: Spanish Pillar Dollar

Spanish Pillar Dollar: Influence on American Currencies

A collaboration of Marty Martinez

Spanish Origin of Sign $

The beliefs of the fifteenth century included, among other things, the absolute danger of sailing past the Pillars of Hercules. Thus they were called at that time two promontories located in the Strait of Gibraltar: Mount Calpe to the north (Gibraltar) and the Rock of Abila to the south (Ceuta).

This was the obligatory passage of the mare nostrum (the Mediterranean) to the greater and unknown part of the enormous Atlantic Ocean. And according to the mythology of Antiquity, the colossal Hercules would have written in both columns the lapidary warning. Nec plus ultra “not beyond” (ie: do not trespass).

Spanish Pillar Dollar

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The Ancient and New Campbell Bar – New York

The Ancient and New Campbell Bar. ( The Campbell Apartment)

The Grand Central Terminal is one of the iconic landmarks of Manhattantown Midtown for a stroll through a historic site in the city. Or to stop to have lunch in one of the restaurants and fast foods that are under their brick vaults.

In the southwest corner of the station, on the Vanderbilt Avenue, there is an elegant bar, with charm and style. And remember the ’20s: The Campbell. Formerly known as the Campbell Apartment. The building is a legendary New York institution that belonged to John W. Campbell, a millionaire jazz amateur who financed the Big Bands of the first decades of the 20th century and turned his private office into a living room. cocktails in 1923.

The Ancient and New Campbell Bar ( The Campbell Apartment)




Located in the Grand Central Terminal

The Gerber Group, leader of the hotel industry that owns and operates many of the most famous bars and restaurants in the city, acquired the Campbell Apartment with the clear objective of restoring its original grandeur.

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