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Roaming in Rome: the Vatican

While I do have some scruples about including the Vatican in my series about Rome—since it technically is not a part of Rome—I think excluding it would be paying too much attention to official opinion at the expense of geographic fact. 5,013 more words


Vatican Museums help restore art, economy in earthquake-ravaged region

If you have had the privilege of visiting the Vatican Museums in Rome, you know the feeling of being awed by the artistic masterpieces and historic treasures on display. 252 more words


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?

Social Studies


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