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Milan Duomo goes digital in a special event for 1700 anniversary of Edict of Milan
History that Made History: The Edict of Milan goes digital

To celebrate the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan and the re opening of the Grande Museo del Duomo as well as the Archives of the Veneranda Fabbrica, the city of Milan transforms its Duomo into a digital entertainment space.

All Saints day: origins and history of the relationship Italians have with their saints
Ognissanti: The cult of the Saints in Italy

There is a stronger relationship with saints in Mediterranean Christian countries that in most other places in the world with the exception of some countries in Latin America. Why is this?

Ancient perfumes in Rome: the plant essence of roman perfumery discovered in the Mediterranean
The perfume of the Romans: Reseda minoica

The Romans have been credited with doing much in the way of cosmetics, as with trade and conquest they brought many exotic practices back to Europe and thus started today’s multi billion industry.

Birth of Venus model: the history of Simonetta Vespucci, Renaissance most beautiful woman
Simonetta Vespucci: Botticelli’s muse

There is a remarkable visual similarity between Sandro Botticelli’s best known subjects like the Venus and the Primavera. But who was his Renaissance muse?

Experts have uncovered lost work in a mural by Leonardo da Vinci in the Castello Sforzesco in Milan. While restoring the work by the Renaissance master, experts have uncovered whole sections of the original work sketch by da Vinci hidden under 17 layers of paint.
Lost Leonardo da Vinci mural uncovered in Castello Sforzesco, Milan

New work by Leonardo da Vinci has been discovered in Milan as restoration on mural by the Renaissance master in Milan’s Castello Sforzesco has revealed more of the original work hidden under seven layers of paint.

Not all the saints were saintly some were down right bad to the bone. Swide chooses some of the most heroic, brave, and badass saints.
History's baddest Saints

The word ‘saintly’ describes someone meek and timid, pious and holy, but some of the men and women who achieved sainthood were tough, determined even violent people. Swide chooses five badass saints.

Rosary collectors from early christian items to modern pop culture ones.
The Rosary: A timeless collectible

The evolution of the rosary, from prayed bead to collectible and an item adopted by pop culture, globalization and into the digital age.

Mubil is a collaboration between Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU ) and the Scuola Superiore de Santa Anna of the Pisa University system that brings the past into the present to serve the future in bringing ancient books to life in a 3D digital learning laboratory.
Mubil: Ancient manuscripts in the Digital Age

We live in the Information Age, where knowledge is the currency with which we negotiate the terms and conditions of our daily lives. Now a collaboration between the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU ) and the Scuola Superiore de Santa Anna of the Pisa University system brings cutting edge digital technology together with ancient texts in the Mubil Project.

Meaning and History of the Color Red, from Religion to Fashion.
The Culture of Fashion: Cardinal Red

Red is one of the primary colours along with blue and yellow. From a colour spectrum vie point, its primary as it is the base for many other colours in the chart, put red is primary also in the sense of primordial, associated with so many different elements, from blood, our life essence to passion, danger and fire.

An exhibition to honour the 2000th anniversary of Augustus’ birth opens in Rome on October 18th. It will then travel to the Louvre in Paris and it includes of the most important examples of the art that portrayed the emperor and the flowering of an age of Roman culture that laid the foundation for all of Western civilisation.
AVGVSTO The Emperor returns to Rome

An exhibition entitled ‘Augusto’ opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale on October 18th celebrating the life and legacy of Rome’s first Emperor Augustus. The exhibition will run until February when it will move to the Louvre in Paris, to coincide with the 2000th anniversary of Augusts’ death, on the 14th of August 14AD.

One of history’s most important figures the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus is shrouded in myth and mystery. Side separates fact from fiction to bring you 10 facts you didn’t know about Christopher Columbus
10 facts you didn’t know about Christopher Columbus

Columbus Day is coming and the New World celebrates the arrival of one of Italy’s most important explorers. But probably more than any other, myths and legends surround Columbus and his voyages across the Atlantic. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Christopher Columbus.

The Birth of Venus is one of Botticelli’s masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance. From Lady Gaga ARTpop album cover to parodies and reinterpretations, we examine the most significant images of a classic work of art.
Gaga as Venus: Renaissance inspirations

The Birth of Venus is one of Botticelli’s masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance: why has this painting preserved its mesmerizing charm through the centuries? We examine the most significant reinterpretations a classic: from Andy Warhol to Lady Gaga.