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Why you should go to Rome

My last (and first!) post, I asked the collective you: If you could move anywhere in the world, where would you go? I’m pretty sure our answer to this question — Hawaii obv — is closely related to another question we asked ourselves just last year, which right now seems like days of yore. 859 more words

Janie McQueen

A glimpse of The Holy City

Where: Vatican City

Flight: The nearest airport: Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino) International Airport (FCO) (around €130/person from Stockholm, round trip)

Accommodation: you can find hotels from €30/person/night on  113 more words

Weekend Trips

Challenge -- what was this goddess' role?

Exactly 730 of statues this goddess were found at the same location from ancient Egypt. Take 730 and divide it by 2. Use your answer to figure out what this goddess’ role was among the ancient Egyptian deities?



One of the museums in the Vatican Museums is an Egyptian Museum, which has a large collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt including a couple of mummies. 61 more words

Social Studies

Vatican's Small Steps Toward Gender Equality

Without religious affiliation, we’ve applauded the current pope’s embrace of environmental protection and other progressive leaning policies. In a current political atmosphere where gender often overrides qualification, we appreciate this appointment all the more. 308 more words


Smallest Country in the World ~ Vatican ~ Rome Series, Part 4

Measuring just 0.2 square miles (100 acres), the Vatican is the world’s smallest country according to land mass. Completely walled, it is tucked neatly within the city of Rome, with nary a single street address.   1,077 more words



The secret of the rhythm which governs forms and the beauty that softens them…

The four rooms known as the Stanze of Raphael formed part of the apartment situated on the second floor of the Pontifical Palace that was chosen by Julius II della Rovere (pontiff from 1503 to 1513) as his own residence and used also by his successors. 473 more words

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