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Classical Artwork of the Week - The Hellenistic Prince 👑🏛️

(1/6) This stunning Greek bronze sculpture of a relaxed, heroic young man was made in the 2nd century BCE, and stands at an imposing 2.04m tall!

#Classics #Art #Archaeology #Roman #Greek #Hellenic
(2/6) Produced using a lost wax process, the sculpture depicts a naked and athletic figure reclining on his spear in a pose traditionally associated with heroism. Inspired by the 4th century BCE "Heracles" of the artist Lysippos, it was likely produced in the city of Rome.
(3/6) The identity of the figure has been a point of academic debate. Alternatively known as the Seleucid Prince, the sculpture was originally believed to depict either Seleucus I, the founder of the Seleucid Empire, or Attalus II, the King of Pergamon.
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For 2,300 years, aqueducts have carried fresh running water to the city of Rome. You know these marvels of Roman engineering as long arched bridges or underground tunnels, but what are they like on the inside?

Let’s climb into the Aqua Traiana! 🇮🇹🏛⛲️

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#rome #Archaeology
2/9 Unlike the other aqueducts in Rome, the Aqua Traiana begins at the volcanic Lago Bracciano to the city’s northwest.

Commissioned by the emperor Trajan, the 33km aqueduct began delivering water to Rome in 109 CE, an event that was commemorated on one of Trajan’s coins!
3/9 The aqueduct brought water to Rome’s Janiculum hill, where it powered a series of industrial water mills & public fountains.

After centuries of neglect, Pope Paul V renovated the aqueduct in 1612. The spectacular Fontanone celebrates this return of clean water on the hill!
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I read the story The Silver sword by Ian Serrailler. Its about 3 Polish children who separated from their parents in World War II cross war torn Europe facing war, danger & #disease. These are children like me, I thought & was so glad I had been born after the war finished. 1/20
Living through the war as RAF personnel my parents also had a horror of war, which rubbed off on me. I saw photos of the relief of Belsen & I decided that I would do everything I could to stop war #poverty & #prejudice. 2/20
I remember Dad telling us about the jigsaw at his #Methodist Sunday school with the map of the world on one side and the face of Jesus on the other. “taking care of the world is taking care of Jesus” he said 3/20
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Thread on the #walls of #Rome TP Wiseman’s brand new paper on FirstView weighs in on the old debate of the age and shape of Rome’s early fortifications: cup.org/3cOTdGe
It’s been almost 10 years since I weighed in on this topic, suggesting our extant evidence (lit, arch, otherwise) was insufficient to resolve this debate. I still think at least that much is true, despite some very firm claims otherwise. jstor.org/stable/41725315
In the intervening decade, I’ve grown increasingly charitable to the idea of Rome as an extensive Mediterranean capital by the early 6th c. I STILL, however, think that the idea that the city had a full circuit at that date is an assumption, and a speculative one at that.
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In many ways, the outskirts of Rome are more spectacular than the ancient city itself.

From 2,000 year old roads to towering aqueducts, follow this thread to join 4 archaeologists on a long-overdue walk along the beautiful Via Appia!

#rome #archaeology #ClassicsTwitter #italy
The Via Appia Antica, or Appian Way, is one of the earliest examples of a Roman highway. Beginning in the Roman Forum, it runs southeast all the way to the southern Italian city of Brindisi on the Adriatic Coast!

But we’re starting our walk much closer to home!
Even though Rome’s strict #COVID lockdown has been partially lifted for a few short days, we’re still not permitted to leave the commune.

That means our trip along the Appian Way has to begin at the inconspicuous Capannelle Station, as far afield as we’re allowed!
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You all want to see some photography? I haven't posted any in ages.
#Vegas #sunset with a thundercloud that covered half the valley, taken about 5 years ago.

Look in the clouds. What do you see? #LasVegas #Nevada #photography #Photo #photographers If I told you what I see they'd lock me up.
instagram.com/p/CHJ77HPnfGO/ © #thundercoulds #SunsetSky Image
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#BREAKING

#Italy #Russia #Rome #Coronavirus #VACCINE

Adienne Pharma & Biotech, based in Switzerland, will manufacture Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Italy, marking the first European production contract for the Russian vaccine.
According to Italian news agency Adnkronos, the business and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) have signed an agreement in this regard, citing the Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce.
The company will be able to begin production in July and manufacture 10 million doses by the end of 2021 under the terms of the agreement. On March 4, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Union's drug regulator, announced that it had begun reviewing Sputnik V.
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John Dunn
ONE LAST TIME...
36 years ago, today, I arrived back home, at 4am, after travelling back from a week's fund raising in #Rome (somebody had to do it!).
#Derbyshire #NUM had asked me to go, after pickets at #Felixtowe docks had received support from #Italian seamen,
who then arranged a fund raising visit...
An eye opening trip, that was eventually to prove life changing, had shown to me, at first hand, the magnificent international solidarity we received that fateful year.
I slept on the floor of a squat, on the setee of the person
who subsequently became my greatest friend, and addressed meetings in occupied buildings, universities and public halls...
It was at the last meeting, in Rome University, on Saturday the 3rd of March, that an Italian comrade read, in his newspaper, that the strike was to end...
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#Italy #Rome #Coronavirus

Italy wants to tighten the corona restrictions in some parts of the country from Monday. For the southern Italian regions of Basilicata and Molise, a lockdown will then apply,
in the economically strong Lombardy as well as the Marche and Piedmont the medium-strict rules of the orange zone. Health Minister Roberto Speranza signed an ordinance for this purpose. On the other hand, something could return to normal on the island of Sardinia.
She is supposed to fall in the White Zone. Originally, it is planned that all restrictions from the Corona decree will no longer apply there and that specific rules will be agreed instead. To do this,
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#Italy #Rome #DEBTS (#Coronavirus)

At the end of last year, Italy's total public debt soared to almost 2.57 trillion € (US$ 3.12 trillion), the Bank of Italy reported on Monday.
Compared to the amount of public debt at the end of 2019, the number represents a rise of 6.6 percent, or 159.4 billion €. But since, according to preliminary estimates from the country's National Statistics Institute, or ISTAT,
Italy's gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by an estimated 8.8 percent last year, that means public debt as a percentage of the economy increased from 134.7 percent at the end of 2019 to 157.6 percent of GDP at the end of 2020.
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#cejourlà 13 au 15 février, à Rome nous fêtons les Lupercalia, fête étrange qui nous plonge dans les racines mythiques de la #Rome archaïque, en l'honneur du dieu Pan.
#Histoire #twitterAntique
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Février est le mois d'un dieu étrusque et #romain archaïque, Febrrus, dieu des morts et de la purification. À Rome, le mois de février est jalonné de fêtes en l'honneur des ancêtres, des mânes, des morts et de rituels de purification des souillures de l'année.
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Il s'agit de commencer la nouvelle année romaine, le 1er Mars, débarassé de toute impureté. Les Lupercales s'inscrivent dans ce calendrier de purification, en l'honneur du dieu Pan (=Faunus) mi-homme mi-bouc, dieu de la nature, protecteur des bergers et des troupeaux.
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The First Five Centuries of the Papacy:

Are there a few Bishops, specifically Popes, that asserted Papal Supremacy or things that can be inferred as such? Of course. However, what we see is their claims were consistently, and often definitively, rejected.
2nd Century: Saint Pope Victor I excommunicated churches in Asia Minor over the date of Easter.

Eusebius recounts this was rejected by all and later the issue was decided in Nicea I, showing that the Church recognized the council was the final arbiter in these matters.
3rd Century: Saint Pope Stephen I excommunicated Saints Cyprian and Firmilian over their doctrine on Baptism.

North African council rejects Stephen, Saint Dionysus of Alexandria rejects Stephen, and Firmilian claims the “eastern churches” rejected Stephen.
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The Torlonia Marbles are on display for the first time in 50 yrs & yesterday I had the chance to see them!

A masterpiece collection with an incredible history, read on for a #THREAD on the exhibition, the collection, & some of my favorites!

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#rome #archaeology @museiincomune
2/17 What’s all the fuss about? When Alessandro Torlonia dissolved the Museo Torlonia in 1976, one of the most famous collections of ancient sculpture disappeared from public view.

Now, 92 of the 620(!) sculptures from the collection are on display at the Museo Capitolini!
3/17 The collection itself has an incredible history, acquired by the Torlonia family from other Italian noble families like the Giustiniani in the early 19th century.

However, the modern history of some of these objects stretches back to the 1500s, recorded by artists in Rome!
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#Italy #Rome #Police #Raid #Mafia

In a spectacular anti-Mafia operation, investigators arrested dozens of suspects in several parts of Italy. The suspects include alleged bosses of the 'Ndrangheta from Calabria as well as entrepreneurs, officials and politicians.
As the Italian news agency Adnkronos reported, 13 people were imprisoned and 35 were placed under house arrest. In Rome, an opposition politician from the center-right spectrum denied all allegations after a search.
However, he resigned from his party post, as the Ansa agency wrote. Central suspects have been identified in Crotone, where the 'Ndrangheta is at home.
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Vatican Seems To Have Gone Dark...

Source:
Update From The Vatican: 📜 Lights Seem To Have Come Back On..
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#Italy #Rome #Coronavirus

The health authorities in Italy have recorded more than 19,000 corona infections within one day after just under two weeks. Almost 19,040 corona cases have been reported, it said.
The last time it was higher was on December 12th, when it was just under 20,000 infections. Almost 460 deaths with Sars-CoV-2 were registered within 24 hours.
Italy has had more than 71,000 deaths from the corona virus since the beginning of the pandemic and recorded a total of almost 2.03 million corona infections. Recently, a trend of falling infection numbers appeared to be emerging.
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#BREAKING NEWS

#ITALY #UNITEDKINGDOM #ROME #CORONAVIRUS

A FIRST REPORT ARRIVED THAT THERE IS THE FIRST INFECTION WITH THE NEW BRITISH CORONAVIRUS MUTATION IN ITALY🚨
this got reported by the Italian MoH. Lets hope we dont see the images of March/ April from Italy again...Lets hope/pray!
First media report about it (The news report is in ITALIAN): agi.it/estero/news/20…
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#BREAKING

#ITALY #ROME #CORONAVIRUS #LOCKDOWN

Italy announced a lockdown under wich the entire country is a "red zone". Thos Restrictions are in effect from 24-27 December, 31 December to January 3, and January 5-6.
During this period people "can leave the house only for reasons of work, necessity and health," Mr Conte said. But,rules allow people to receive a maximum of two guests, not including people under the age of 14, in their homes. A curfew from 22:00 to 05:00 will remain in place.
non-essential shops, restaurants and bars will be closed, and Italians are only allowed to travel for work, health and emergency reasons. Slightly looser curbs will be in place from 28 to 30 December and on 4 January.
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Almost two weeks into the national #lockdown, #France's 🇫🇷 PM Jean Castex is holding a news conference regarding the #coronavirus situation later Thursday 🦠

As @Ellen_TLG reports, the government is expected to make announcements on whether to tighten or loosen the lockdown ⤵️
@Ellen_TLG 🇫🇷 The medical staff of the French hospital of #Chambery is under pressure, as the region of #Savoie is being hard hit by a second wave of #coronavirus 🦠📈

As @Selina_Sykes reports, the Savoie region has the highest infection rate in #France ⤵️
@Ellen_TLG @Selina_Sykes The #EU 🇪🇺 has expressed hope that it could start vaccinating people against #covid19 as early as next year💉

The announcement came as #Italy 🇮🇹 recorded more than one million cases and the #UK 🇬🇧 said its death toll has surpassed the 50,000 mark 📈🦠
f24.my/74KC.t
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More Major Changes, Four More Seasons, Archangel Michael We Thank You, The Fake Universe

The day is 144 hours and starts at 3 PM after hitting the 3 AM meditation bells six times prior.

This post’s launch time is the east coast US 8:08 morning gate, on the 3D date 111020 Image
💞💞💞💞#Archangels please read today’s #ArchangelicCalendar!!! 💞💞💞💞
#Diwali #NewMoon🌚 #Puja🙏🏼(#Prayer, #Intention, #Workshop) by #ArchangelicCalendar

*Instructions are in between the (((( )))), and the words to speak are in the”, “feel free to change this as your instincts tell you, allow your inner self to be the administrator. Image
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#Italy #Rome #Coronavirus

In Italy, the number of corona deaths within one day has risen to almost 600, the highest value in over half a year. The health authorities registered 580 Covid 19 victims within 24 hours.
A total of 42,330 people have died in connection with the virus disease in the country with around 60 million inhabitants since February. The number of new infections is currently just under 35,100 cases in 24 hours.
The total number of cases of infection will thus soon reach the one million mark. Since Friday, the government has been trying to curb the rising infection levels with new measures.
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#Italy #Rome #Coronavirus

Italy reports more than 39,800 new infections - a record - and 425 deaths. A total of around 902,490 infections and 41,063 deaths are recorded.
After protests against the tightened regulations, the government has announced new aid measures for affected companies and workers. On Saturday night, the cabinet passed an aid package that, according to a communication, provides for tax breaks, loans,
deferred payments and grants, among other things. There was initially no precise information on the total. According to the Ansa news agency, the package is worth around 2.5 billion euros. At the end of October, the government had approved aid measures worth 5.4 billion euros.
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#Italy #Rome #Coronavirus

As part of the fight against Covid-19, stricter corona protection regulations came into force in Italy on Friday. The government has issued a night curfew for the 60 million citizens.
A partial lockdown came into effect in four red regions, which applies around the clock. Among them is the economically strong Lombardy with ten million people.
In the red zones, people have to stay at home to a large extent, with exceptions for commuting to work or shopping. Bars, restaurants and shops that do not sell essentials are closed. There were protests against the new measures in advance.
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#Italy #Rome #Coronavirus

In Italy, the number of daily new corona infections has risen to a new high since the beginning of the pandemic. The health authorities registered more than 34,500 new infections within 24 hours.
In total, the authorities in the country of 60 million people now counted almost 825,000 infections with the virus. The number of new Covid-19 deaths also climbed significantly to 445 victims within one day.
According to official information, almost 40,200 people have died in Italy since February in connection with the Sars-CoV-2 virus. To get the virus wave under control, a night curfew is to start in Italy on Friday.
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