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Titian, the painter who revolutionized the equestrian genre

Titian, the painter who revolutionized the equestrian genre

In 1520, the monarch Carlos V, accustomed to the more than formal and sober northern and central European artists, must undoubtedly have been eclipsed when he met the style and color of that painter originally from Veneto, the great Tiziano Vecellio, who revolutionized the equestrian genre. Authors point out that the relations between Carlos V and Titian were not always as harmonious as we have been led to believe, but the truth is that after the representation of the Emperor Carlos V on horseback, he appointed him knight of the "Golden Spur". to name him Count of Palatino, undoubtedly the highest honor that any painter has received to date.

Mummification in Ancient Egypt

Mummification in Ancient Egypt

In Ancient Egypt, as in other cultures, there were specific funeral rites of the area, since they believed in life after death. The most characteristic rite was the embalming of the deceased, the so-called mummification. This custom was very expensive, so it was usually only available to the royal family and wealthy families.

Alexandria was built according to the route of the sun on the day of the birth of Alexander the Great

Alexandria was built according to the route of the sun on the day of the birth of Alexander the Great

A new study suggests that the city of Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, was built in such a way that it is aligned with the sunrise on the day of the famous historical character's birth. Alexander was born on July 20 of the year. 356 BC, ruled at that time by the Julian calendar that differs from ours (the Gregorian) by omitting the leap years that are those that keep our calendar synchronized with the astronomical year.

A deposit in Macedonia shows the earliest winemaking in Europe

A deposit in Macedonia shows the earliest winemaking in Europe

At an annual conference the results of the various activities carried out in a Neolithic house in Macedonia and Thrace have been shown, currently continuing in Thessaloniki. A new research session started in 2008 under the direction of Dr. Pascal Darque (Director of Research at the CNRS, France, Archeology and Antiquity Sciences, Nanterre), Dr Zoϊ Tsirtsoni (CNRS France Researcher, Archeology and Antiquity Sciences), Dr.

The Egyptian heritage of Christianity

The Egyptian heritage of Christianity

I must confess that at first, I had the intention of treating the issue of the origin of Christianity from a very different, or at least a more biased, perspective. He intended to bring you closer to the origin of Christianity as a sect split from Judaism and how its multiple ramifications developed over the centuries.

The Spartacist League

The Spartacist League

The Spartacist League, called the Spartakusbund in German, was a German revolutionary movement that started out as a socialist but ended up as a communist. It was founded by Rosa Luxemburg and by Karl Liebknecht, as well as by other minority socialists such as Clara Zerkin, who established a Marxist doctrine as the foundation of the party.