April 13, 2012 Giovanni Antonio MATERA ( Trapani 1653 - Palermo 1718 ) The Massacre of the Innocents is an episode of infanticide by the king of Iudaea Province…

April 12, 2012 On a hill just outside the site of the ancient city of Segesta lies an unusually well preserved Doric temple. It was built sometime in the late…

April 12, 2012 Segesta (Sicilian: Seggesta) was the political center of the Elymian people, located in the northwestern part of Sicily, in what are now the…

February 26, 2012 The river rises at Mount Fumaiolo in central Italy and flows in a generally southerly direction past Perugia and Rome to meet the sea at Ostia…

February 26, 2012 The Tiber (Latin Tiberis, Italian Tevere) is the third-longest river in Italy, rising in the Apennine Mountains in Emilia-Romagna and flowing…

February 26, 2012 The Temple of Hercules Victor ('Hercules the Winner') or Hercules Olivarius is an ancient edifice located in the Forum Boarium close to the…

February 21, 23, 24 & 25, 2012 An aquila was the standard of a Roman legion formed in the shape of an eagle, which was carried by a special grade legionary…

February 24, 2012 In the gardens of the Pincio, it was Giuseppe Mazzini's urging that lined the viali with busts of notable Italians.

February 23, 2012 In 1749, Pope Benedict XIV endorsed as official Church policy the view that the Colosseum was a sacred site where early Christians had been…
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