Temple of Valadier: a refuge for the souls in Genga – Italy

We are in Italy, in Genga, Marche region, near the magnificent Frasassi Caves dug in limestone by the Sentino river. Here an elegant octagonal church rises among the pointed and beveled rocks of a gorge between the mountains: it is the Temple of Valadier. The Temple, designed by Giuseppe Valadier (Rome, 1762-1839), cuts a striking neo-classical silhouette against the rough hewn edges of the surrounding natural cave walls, looking like the temple itself was trying to seek refuge in the cave. In reality it was the local population that has…

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The curious story of South Korean woman who has drunk 150,000 cans of Coke in the last 40 years

If you’re the kind of person who thinks that drinking Coke every day is a sure way to kill yourself, this 74-year-old woman who has been basically living drinking only this popular soft drinks for four decades would like a word with you… In February, South Korean YouTube channel X SBS featured the curious story of a pensioner who has allegedly been drinking nothing but Coca Cola for the past 40 years. Curious fact, she isn’t one of those people who just can’t stand water, or who has been drinking…

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#May 9, 1971: Irish adventurer “Captain Blood” steals crown jewels

Thomas Blood tried to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London on this day, May 9, 1671. He failed, but remains the only would-be thief to attempt such an audacious robbery. At various times Blood, who called himself either “Captain” or “Colonel”, was an adventurer, a rebel, a master of disguise, a con-man and a spy but, above all, a likeable rogue. Born in Ireland in 1618, the son of a blacksmith, he came to England to fight for King Charles I when the English Civil War broke…

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#TodayInHistory – May 9

May 9 – Some important events on this day 1386 👉🏼 Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and England (oldest diplomatic alliance in the world still in force) 1502 👉🏼 Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his 4th and final trip to the New World 1671 👉🏼 In London, Thomas Blood, an Irish adventurer better known as “Captain Blood,” is captured attempting to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. ✔️ READ THE ARTICLE! 1768 👉🏼 Statesman John Hancock pays duties on 25 pipes of wine, only one fourth of…

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