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A play about Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria to be performed at the Edinburgh International Festival

The play will also be presented at the Embassy of Bulgaria in London at the end of July and the beginning of September - before and after the festival in Edinburgh The English theater troupe...

A new digital platform could become social network for art

YourArt has ambitions to exhibit and sell works of amateur and professional artists A new digital platform dedicated to art was launched today by the head of the French Publicis group, Maurice Levy, AFP reported. The...

After 200 years: 2 new Rembrandt paintings discovered

They were in a private collection Two previously unknown portraits by Rembrandt were discovered after 200 years in the private collection of a British family, the Financial Times reported. According to him, the experts of auction...

2 million dollar fine for pranking the Chinese army

A Chinese comedy troupe has been fined 14.7 million yuan ($2.1 million) for a joke about the military that used President Xi Jinping's slogan, the BBC reported. The joke, in which the behavior of...

Paul Magdalino, Maria Mavroudi (ed). The Occult Sciences in Byzantium. La Pomme d’or S.A., Geneva 2006.

 Contents: Paul Magdalino, Maria Mavroudi: Introduction. Maria Mavroudi: Occult Sciences and Society in Byzantium: Considerations for Future Research. Katerina Ierodiakonou: The Byzantine Concept of Sympatheia and its Appropriation in Michael Psellos. Paul Magdalino: Occult Sciences and Imperial Power in Byzantine History and...

Tonia Kiousopoulou, Emperor or Manager: Power and Political Ideology in Byzantium before 1453. La Pomme d’or, Geneva 2011.

https://www.pommedor.ch/emperor.html  Byzantium in the 15th century is too easily dismissed as the anachronistic tail end of an ancient ecumenical empire, whose only achievements, apart from the heroic last stand of Constantinople in 1453, were the...

Emma Maayan Fanar, Revelation through the Alphabet. Aniconism and Illustrated Initial Letters in Byzantine Artistic Imagination. La Pomme d’or, Geneva 2011.

https://www.pommedor.ch/revelation.html The book explores aniconic tendencies in the post-iconoclastic lectionaries, with special emphasis on illuminated initial letters, unravelling their sources and models and offering an innovative approach to the enigma of their sudden and widespread...

The Danish government waived a law requiring all sermons to be translated into Danish

The Danish government has rejected a controversial draft law that had been under discussion for the past three years and would have required all religious sermons in Denmark to be translated into Danish. The...

The Challenges and Opportunities Facing European Newsrooms Today

From declining print readership to the rise of digital platforms, European newsrooms are navigating a complex environment. Discover the key issues they face in this insightful piece.

Because of a family dispute: An Italian princess was evicted from a one-of-a-kind villa

The villa houses the only known ceiling painting by the Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Texas-born Princess Rita Boncompani Ludovisi, the widow of Prince Nicolo Boncompani Ludovisi, has been evicted from a villa in...

225 years since the birth of the famous author of the painting “Liberty leads the people”

There is one picture that always strikes with the desire for freedom and has become emblematic for all nations, regardless of the fact that its author is French - the artist Eugene Delacroix. We...

A library with a baby corner has won the attention of parents

A photo of a library of workplaces and baby nooks went around the world and became one of the most viral posts on the internet. It's about the Henrico County Public Library in Virginia and...

An unknown manuscript of Victor Hugo about 150 years old discovered

The poem is called "Poor Children" The college in Besançon, which bears the name of the writer Victor Hugo, discovered a manuscript of Hugo's poem while cleaning its archives of unnecessary old documents, "Le Figaro"...

Did the Library of Alexandria really exist?

It is said to be one of the greatest archives of classical knowledge of the ancient world, it housed the books of all times. It was built by the Greek-speaking subjects of the Ptolemaic...

What happens to the giraffe women of the Kayan tribe, and tourism?

Kayan giraffe women expelled from Tibet In northern Thailand, halfway between Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, there is a very special Burmese refugee village. They are stateless people who have been expelled from Tibet, having...

Ireland, Community Sings “Bella Ciao Fiona” on a Good Friday fundraising

Bella Ciao Fiona - Fabulous Charity Event Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Dancer and Artist Fiona Fennell Dublin, WIRE / A night of musical theatre, dance and true community spirit under the title “Bella...

Understanding Time in Europe: A Comprehensive Guide

Confused about the time in Europe? This guide provides a clear explanation of the time zones and daylight saving time changes across the continent. If you’re planning a trip to Europe or need to communicate...

Pollock’s painting discovered in Bulgaria was for the actress Lauren Bacall

The discovered painting believed to be by Jackson Pollock was of American actress Lauren Bacall, wife of Hollywood star Humphrey Bogart. This was announced by the deputy city prosecutor of Sofia, Desislava Petrova. It said...

A painting by Jackson Pollock worth millions of euros found

A painting by the world-famous American artist Jackson Pollock was discovered in Sofia during a special operation of the Main Directorate “Fighting Organized Crime” at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of...

Survey Reveals Increased Eco-Consciousness and Spending Trends among Muslims during Ramadan

SINGAPORE, March 22, 2023 – Global market research company TGM Research has unveiled the findings of its comprehensive 2023 survey, highlighting Muslim consumers’ behaviors and sentiments during the holy month of Ramadan. Spanning 14...

Some facts about the origins and uses of Carnival

Carnival, one of the most beloved and celebrated events in many cultures, has been around for several centuries. Its origin is rooted in ancient festivities that have undergone changes through the course of time...

Ancient DNA reveals genomic history of ‘cradle of civilization’

Analysis of ancient DNA from more than 700 individuals reveals a complete genomic history of the so-called “Southern Arc,” a region spanning southeastern Europe and western Asia long considered the “cradle of Western civilization.” This...

Historic achievement: Helena Bonham Carter is the first female president of the London Library

The actress has been a member since 1986. We rarely focus on books lately. Streaming platforms, television and cinema have taken a huge part of everyday life and fixed our attention on the screens....

Neither new nor foreign, says new exhibition launched at First Forum of Municipalities for Tolerance in Spain

Neither new nor foreign (Ni Nueva, Ni Ajena) – Spanish Federation of Municipalities (FEMP) and the state Foundation Pluralismo y Convivencia, have launched an exhibition to promote tolerance, diversity and coexistence between religions. On the...

LeADS at work to bridge the advanced digital skills gap between industry and education in Europe

LeADS – In Europe, around 9 million people work as ICT specialists. The latest data shows that 55% of enterprises that recruited or tried to recruit ICT specialists reported difficulties filling such vacancies (DESI...
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