In Florence everyone knows where Galileo Galilei is buried. Their mortal remains rest in a crypt inside the famous Basilica of the Holy Cross, the main Franciscan church of the city. This scientist born in the sixteenth century shares this space with several of his illustrious Italian colleagues, such as Michelangelo, Machiavelli, the poet Foscolo, the philosopher Gentille and […]

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In the 1950s the British Museum purchased an ancient glass chalice called the Lycurgus Cup, named after its description of the triumph of Dionysus over King Lycurgus of Thrace, which is entangled in grape vines on the outer surface of the cup. The craftsmanship is excellent, the interior is smooth while the exterior has been meticulously […]

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