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Roman Chariot discovered at Pompeii

The four-wheeled processional chariot is the latest discovery of Pompeii. A large ceremonial chariot with four wheels, along with its iron components, beautiful bronze and tin decorations, mineralised wood remains and imprints of organic materials (from the ropes to the remains of floral decoration), has been discovered almost intact in the portico facing the stable where,…

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Striking Old Photographs of Sardinia in 1919

A series of rare images from the American National Red Cross photograph collection (Library of Congress) describing a poor country, plagued by malnutrition, tubcolosis and widespread poverty. Related articles: Sa Femina Accabadora, The Lady of the Good Death In 1919 Italy had just emerged from the First World War and the wounds of the conflict…

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The dreamy illustrations of Antonio Rubino

Antonio Rubino, influenced by the Liberty style, has often been associated with Futurism for his surreal illustrations. Related: The Manifesto of Futurist Cooking, A Meal that Prevented a Suicide, Codex Seraphinianus, the surreal encyclopedia by Luigi Serafini, E.U.R.: The square Colosseum Antonio Rubino, born in Sanremo in 1880 and died in Bajardo in 1964, was…

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