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  Constantinople - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By their style, arrangement, and iconography the mosaics of St. Mark's at Venice and of the cathedral at Torcello clearly reveal their Byzantine origin.
Similarly those of the Palatine Chapel, the Martorana at Palermo, and the cathedral of Cefalu, together with the vast decoration of the cathedral at Monreale, demonstrate the influence of Byzantium on the Norman Court of Sicily in the twelfth century.
Mark's in Venice, the basilica of Ravenna and many churches throughout the Slavic East.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constantinople   (4275 words)

 Mystery Readers Journal: Art Mysteries I
Three years later Richards is in Saint's Rest, another name for FLW's Oak Park, Illinois; this time Richards has a commission to design a mansion for a meat tycoon who soon ends up dead in his new home.
The city's cathedral is still under construction in 1492 when the body of a murdered woman is found in the chantry chapel.
She is soon identified as the runaway wife of a local nobleman, and Maistre Pierre, a French master mason, joins with recently-qualified lawyer Gil Cunningham to solve the crime.
www.mysteryreaders.org /Issues/Art1.html   (6019 words)

 Newport Classic - 11 Willow street, Newport RI 02840  - The Composers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A dazzling sonic spectacular of 100 timpani recorded live at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York.
To mark the centenary of one of America's foremost composers we offer this collection of vocal and orchestral works.
The Magnificat is presented in the rarely heard Venice version which includes three additional solo arias for soprano.
www.newport-cd.com /newcomp.htm   (4978 words)

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On August 26, 1978 Albino Luciani, formerly Cardinal of Venice, was elected to the papacy as John Paul I. He was the first pope in history to take a double-barrelled name.
He died, they say, in his bed, reading over some homilies he had delivered in Venice; later there was a fracas over some minor Vatican coverups regarding the details of the pontiff's death, a 1984 book alleging that the Pope had been poisoned, some question as to why there had been no autopsy.
The truth is probably that the pope died alone, in his bed, at peace, hardly in office.
www.hotelsk.net /rss/view.asp?id=48   (667 words)

 Strange Science: Timeline
1443-Workmen digging the foundation of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna find a huge femur (probably from a mammoth).
The bone is inscribed with its discovery date and the motto of Emperor Frederick III, and chained to one of the cathedral doors.
The work, covering alchemy, astrology, medicine, botany, and other topics, will be translated in three years and published in 1471.
www.strangescience.net /timeline.htm   (11662 words)

 Tournaments Illuminated - Index of Featured Articles
Marking Time: The Epic Quest to Invent the Perfect Calendar by Duncan Steel; Calendar: Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year by David Ewing Duncan; The Medieval Calendar Year by Bridget Ann Henisch; and A Handbook of Dates for Students of British History by C.R. Cheney (book reviews by Nicolaa de Bracton)
Cathedral, Forge, and Water Wheel: Technology and Invention in the Middle Ages by Frances and Joseph Gies (book review by Godith d'Arcy of Goosefoot Mead)
"Ballade in Praise of Levity" by Esperanza Halevi of Venice
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