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The Académie de France in Rome: the Medici villa

The Académie de France in Rome: the Medici villa

View of the Medici villa in Rome.TURPIN DE CRISSE Lancelot-ThéodoreView of the Trinity of the Mountains and the Medici Villa GRANET François-Marius (1775 - 1849) View of the Medici villa taken from the Bosco terrace.ANONYMECloseTitle: View of the Medici villa in Rome.Author: TURPIN DE CRISSE Lancelot-Théodore (-) Date represented: Dimensions: Height 24.8 - Width 40.3 Technique and other indications: Drawing.

Secret Babylonian Numbers

Secret Babylonian Numbers

A compendium of ancient signs united the knowledge of generations of scholars. It includes pictographic symbols from around 3000 BCE and a secret number for each sign, for encoding texts. Circa 450...

Shelters from the Storm: More Ancient Buddhist Caves Found in Mumbai

Shelters from the Storm: More Ancient Buddhist Caves Found in Mumbai

Seven caves that served as shelters from monsoons for Buddhist monks more than 2,000 years ago (and even into the 1990s) have been discovered in the forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumba

The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant

The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant

Shortly after my promotion I was ordered to Ironton, Missouri, to command a district in that part of the State, and took the 21st Illinois, my old regiment, with me. Several other regiments were ordered to the same destination about the same time. Ironton is on the Iron Mountain railroad, about seventy miles south of St.

HMS Zephyr with four funnels

HMS Zephyr with four funnels

HMS Zephyr with four funnels Here we see the A-class destroyer HMS Zephyr in her final configuration with four funnels. She was originally built with different boilers and one funnel, but failed to achieve her target speed and had to be rebuild with Reed water tube boilers which required these four funnels.

Like Father, like Son: Altar shows heroic son of Hercules slaying a many-headed Hydra

Like Father, like Son: Altar shows heroic son of Hercules slaying a many-headed Hydra

A second century AD altarpiece carved in marble and showing a strongman battling a monster has been found near a river by villagers in Turkey.