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Church in Prague receives relic of Czech Marco Polo

Church in Prague receives relic of Czech Marco Polo

Odoric of Pordenone relic was delivered to the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, photo: Zdeňka Kuchyňová I, brother Odoric, a Czech from Turlania,…crossed the sea and visited the land of the unbelievers intending to harvest some of their souls. I will not mention all that I have seen…For ...

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Ancient Rome’s first fire service

Ancient Rome's first fire service

The ruined Excubitorium, an ancient barracks for Rome‘s fire brigade, serves as a memorial to the city’s first responders. The trams rumbling along Viale Trastevere wake me. The bell announcing morning prayers at S. Crisogono tolls a little later. Ponte Garibaldi is visible from the terrace and roofs stretch away ...

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A City Still Eternal

A City Still Eternal

BY: Joseph Bottum Follow @@JosephBottum August 18, 2018 5:00 am The trouble with most of our attempts to tell the story of Rome—to deploy Rome as a metaphor in current events, for that matter—is that we tend to focus on the end points: the failure of the republic, the last ...

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