The Ficus Sycomorus, Sycamore Fig July 8th 2021 The Ficus sycomorus, Sycamore Fig is a tree native to Africa and the Middle East. It is appreciated for its fruit and its shade.
In Ancient Egypt, the light and resistant wood of the Sycamore figure tree was used for the construction of the sarcophagi.
The wood was also used to extract stone blocks from the rock. The shape of the block to be extracted was drawn and holes were made along the ... read more
Europe » Italy » Sicily » Palermo 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
I moved to Italy three years ago. I worked for two years in the Tuscany region and this year I've travelled through Rome (6 weeks) Pisa (3 months), Genova (2 months), Bologna (2 weeks), Venice (1 week), Naples (5 days.) Most of this trip was done under the second lockdown when Italy was empty of tourists.
I moved to Palermo, Sicily's capital at the end of May 2021 and lived there for 2 months, I left Palermo and spent 7 days in each of the following cities in this order - Agrigento, Trapani, Taormina, Ragusa, Siracusa and stayed in Catania for September. In October I moved to Naples for a t... full info