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The Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence; new links

Earlier this year the on-line edition of National Geographic posted an article on: Mystery of Florence’s Cathedral Dome May Be Solved The wording of the article owes more to journalistic hyperbole than anything else, but it includes a link to an … Continue reading

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The Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence

The dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore was the first dome structure of that size built since the Pantheon in Rome (126 AD) and the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (537 AD).  Some sources say it is a little larger … Continue reading

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Galileo and Pisa

Welcome to Galileo Excel Baccusi, which will be replacing Newton Excel Bach for the next four weeks, while I travel in Northern Italy. Arriving in Rome on Friday morning, we travelled to Camogli by mini-bus, stopping for a quick tour … Continue reading

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