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20 facts about 20 Kremlin towers (PHOTOS) – रूस

20 facts about 20 Kremlin towers (PHOTOS) - रूस

1. Italians were responsible for building most of the Kremlin’s towers Yaroslavl Art Museum Inviting Italian architects to design buildings not only stable but beautiful was common in Moscow Rus (modern Russia’s predecessor state that existed between the 15th and 16th century). Ivan III (1462–1505), who rebuilt the Kremlin, changing ...

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The Story of the Black King Among The Magi

The Story of the Black King Among The Magi

The magi bring gifts to Jesus as he sits on Mary’s lap as the star of Bethlehem shines between them, 4th century CE, early Christian sarcophagus lid from Rome now at the Pio Cristiano Museum, Vatican Museum, Vatican City, Italy (image by Sarah E. Bond for Hyperallergic). LOS ANGELES — ...

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Rome: MAXXI presents ‘GIO PONTI, Loving Architecture’

Rome: MAXXI presents 'GIO PONTI, Loving Architecture'

‘GIO PONTI, Loving Architecture’- temporary exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome Architect, designer, art director, writer, poet and critic, Gio Ponti traversed much of the 20th century, influencing the taste of his time, responding to its most significant demands and anticipating many of the themes of contemporary architecture. 40 years ...

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Paying respects to sailors, a century later

Paying respects to sailors, a century later

A priest from the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand performs a memorial service for two Russian sailors who died in Thailand in 1911. Their graves were found at Soosan Farang on Charoen Krung Road. Somchai Poomlard There are many ways to pay homage to departed souls. Yet one that stood the ...

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The 21st century’s great game

The 21st century’s great game

In the 19th century, Europe’s great powers carved up the global map according to age-old rules of sovereignty: The first person to plant the flag controlled the resources — as long as they could defend them. That era might seem long gone. But as polar ice melts at unprecedented speed ...

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Most popular and notable museums in Milan

Most popular and notable museums in Milan

  Sforzesco Castle One of the most famous examples of Renaissance architecture, the Sforzesco Castle is a magnificent construction carried out by Francesco Sforza in the fifteenth century. Besides being one of the historic symbols of Milan, the Sforzesco Castle is also a place where you can find a number ...

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All you Need to Know about Lloret de Mar

All you Need to Know about Lloret de Mar

Img source: modenatravel.com A beautiful small town located in Catalonia Spain near the Mediterranean Sea with a population of 39,364 according to 2009 calculations. The place is also vibrant for its historical remains of Roman and Iberian civilizations on different archeological locations. Saracens invaded this town also like other Mediterranean ...

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How the world’s most beautiful cities looked 100 years ago

How the world‘s most beautiful cities looked 100 years ago: Vintage photographs offer fascinating look at how countries‘ capitals compare to now These colour pictures from the turn of the 20th century reveal what European capitals looked like a hundred years ago.  Some of Europe‘s historic landmarks have barely changed ...

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