An Introductory Guide to Herbs in Your Garden

A lot of gardeners notice that they are attracted to learning more about herbs as they are simple to cultivate and fun to use in cooking. Herbs are very easy to cultivate indoors or outdoors and offer near-instant pleasure, they are used in marinades, sauces, soups and other great meals. When frost starts to come around you could prune your herbs,

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"Primitive" Greek Art: Large Statuary

Archaic Greeks were well known for creating the first freestanding statuary; up until then, most carvings were constructed out of walls and pillars as reliefs. Kouros figures, statues of young, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks, made up the majority of the statues. The kouroi were considered by the Greeks to represent beauty and were sculpted

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Bernini’s Very First Italian Fountains

The Barcaccia, a stunning fountain built at the base of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna, was Bernini's earliest fountain. To this day, you will see Roman locals and vacation goers occupying this area to revel in chit chatter and being among other people. One of the city’s most stylish gathering spots are the streets surrounding Bern

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Back Story of Garden Fountains

Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of ancient classical Greek texts into Latin. It was important for him to beautify the city of Rome to make it worthy of being known as the capital of the Christian world. At the behest of the Pope, the Aqua V

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Architectural Statues in Ancient Greece

Sculptors garnished the complex columns and archways with renderings of the gods until the period came to a close and most Greeks had begun to think of their theology as superstitious rather than sacred; at that point, it became more standard for sculptors be compensated to depict ordinary people as well. Affluent families would sometimes commissio

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