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Ring Scam at Vatican City

September 24th 2018
Since Vatican City is supposedly a sovereign country although I find it hard to believe, I thought I'd write a separate entry just for it. It is said to be the smallest country in the world. I've heard a few other countries call themselves that. But it's really hard to wrap my mind around the idea that a place as small as the Vatican city which for me isn't even big enough to be a city is actually ... read more
Europe » Vatican City

none Flag Popes in their secular role ruled portions of the Italian peninsula for more than a thousand years until the mid 19th century, when many of the Papal States were seized by the newly united Kingdom of Italy. In 1870, the pope's holdings were further c... ... read more
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1st October 2018

Nice to read your story
I went to Rome alost ten years ago and visted the Vatican Museum and St Peter's Basilica. I wish I had thought about taking this photo then but I didn't. I have to enoy yours instead. /Ake
2nd October 2018

Nice to read your story
Thanks! I thought it looked very beautiful so I snapped a photo. It's only when I wrote this entry that I discovered that it's actually famous enough to have a name

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