Leda and The Swan Painting History

Leda and the Swan da Vinci  –  Michelangelo   – Veronesse.  –  Rubens. –  Boucher  – Delacroix     is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, or Jupiter, in the Roman version, in the form of a swan, seduces or rapes Leda,  the daughter of the King of Aetolia, and married to the Spartan King Tyndareus. According to later Greek mythology, Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces, children of Zeus, while at the same time bearing Castor and …

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Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy, The Oldest in the World

In Florence, Italy is the Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy, the oldest in the world Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy, The Oldest in the World In Florence, Italy, we find a pharmacy that has centuries of history and, therefore, boasts of being the oldest in the world. This is the Santa María Novella Pharmacy, about which we are going to learn about its past and present. History of the Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella Although the official date of the pharmacy’s opening …

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Discovering Venice in two days: Second day


Discovering Venice in Two Days

Venice Map
Venice Map. Click to see in Goocle maps

Venice in Two Days: Murano and Burano Islands

On the second day we took a boat Vaporetto in San Marcos square. Previously we acquired a full day ticket that includes all the routes throughout the day. Our destination is the islands of Murano and Burano

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The History of Rome – Titus Livius

The History of Rome” a multi-volume work by historian Titus Livius   “The History of Rome” is a multi-volume work by historian Titus Livius, commonly known as Livy, that covers the history of Rome from its mythical origins to the death of Drusus in 9 BC. Here is a summary of the book:   Volume 1: Covers the founding of Rome, the reign of the seven kings, and the establishment of the Roman Republic. It includes legendary figures such as …

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History of Tourism: Pompeii 89 BC – 1970 AD

How was Tourism in Ancient Pompeii?     History of Tourism in Ancient Pompeii, 89 BC- 62 AD: In 89 BC was besieged by Lucio Cornelio Sila. And he surrendered in the year 80 a. After this episode, Sulla established a colony with the name of Colonia Cornelia Veneria Pompeianorum. The inhabitants received Roman citizenship shortly after, but were removed from part of their territory. The inhabitants of the municipality of Pompeii lost their political freedom. What Rome gave them …

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