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Knossos Palace The Palace at Knossos, Crete is very old, but the legends are even older. Perhaps you have heard of the mythical Minotaur and the labyrinth where he was kept? Not much remains of the palace. Some excavation has been … Continue reading

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Heraklion is the capital city of Crete. It is also the largest city on the island and has museums and ruins showing the history of humanity in this part of the world. The following pictures were taken in May of … Continue reading

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MosaiCanada150 In Canada, there are many ways to contribute to life and feed a family. In a previous post, gardening and railroad services were shown. Here are a few more depicted in the art of Mosaicultures International de Montreal. In … Continue reading

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Gatineau 2017

MosaiCanada 150 On the east shore of the Ottawa River, in the province of Quebec, across from the city of Ottawa, is the city of Gatineau. It shares the civic and political offices and duties of the Canadian capital. At the … Continue reading

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Ottawa 2017

Ottawa 2017 In 2017 Canada is celebrating 150 years of confederation. In this peaceful city, the capital of Canada, something unusual is happening. This beautiful city on the Ottawa River has reconciled differences between French and English issues. The problem … Continue reading

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Herculaneum Herculaneum, like Pompeii was buried by ash from the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius. However the ash must have been cooler since there was not as much burning of the timbers as in Pompeii. The city was rediscovered … Continue reading

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Naples and Herculaneum From the Gulf of Naples in the northern Mediterranean Mount Vesuvius is a prominent feature of the skyline as it rises to 1,281 m (4,203 ft) . Three million people live around the base of the mountain which last erupted … Continue reading

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Pompeii Artifacts

Pompeii Artifacts In addition to the stone walls, columns, and statues, there were many other artifacts found in the buried city. Imagine all of the pots, jugs, and jars that would be left behind by those who managed to flee … Continue reading

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Pompeii Baths

Pompeii Baths Since Pompeii is a Roman city it has become a preserved sample of what the baths were like. Most private homes did not have their own baths because of the complexity of heating them and the amount of … Continue reading

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Pompeii Remains The City of Pompeii was buried under the ash and cinders of Mount Vesuvius for 17 centuries before excavations began. The homes, shops and streets are well preserved and give us a better understanding of life in 79 … Continue reading

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