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Pantheon

Formerly temple now a church. The Pantheon has looked essentially the same for the last 1900 years.
Rome - part I

December 26th 2007
When in Rome - see what the Romans did 2000 years ago Now over Christmas and New Year I am visiting Rome in Italy. To be honest it was not on my top-10 list of places where to spend Christmas. But since affordable flight tickets to other places were scarce this year (and I am a miser) this is where I ended up. But Rome is a wonderful city and I have been planning on going here for several years ... read more
Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome

Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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