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What to see on Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona? History and architecture

What to see on Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona? History and architecture

The Paseo de Gracia (Passeig de Gracià) in Barcelona is an imposing and stately avenue that runs through the city center, where the incredible modernist buildings of Barcelona turn this avenue into an authentic open-air museum. one of the routes most visited by tourists and where you can see modernist buildings by artists like Gaudí, with La Pedrera and Casa Batlló; Puig i Cadafalch, with the Amatller house, and Domènech i Montaner, with the Lleó Morera house, among others.

Who was Aphrodite in Greek mythology? The Roman Venus

Who was Aphrodite in Greek mythology? The Roman Venus

Aphrodite, Venus for the Romans, is the goddess of beauty, sensuality and love, and one of the 12 Deities of Olympus. Biography of Aphrodite As explained by Hesiod in the Theogony, she is called this way because she was born from foam (' aphro 'means foam) It arose from the sea when Uranus's severed sexual organs by Cronus (from which the Giants were also born) fell into it.

The Romans already had small dogs as pets more than 2,000 years ago

The Romans already had small dogs as pets more than 2,000 years ago

In the Roman Empire, more than 2,000 years ago, miniature dogs already existed as companion animals, their size was similar to that of some current small breeds such as the Pekingese or some types of Chihuahua. This is the main conclusion of a study carried out by archaeologists from the University of Granada (UGR).

Dinosaurs: Camarasaurus, the chambered lizard

Dinosaurs: Camarasaurus, the chambered lizard

Camarasaurus fileTranslation: Chamber lizardAlso known as: Morosaurus Description: Herbivore, quadruped Order: Saurischia Suborder: SauropodomorphaInframe: SauropodaFamily: CamarasauridaeHeight: 7 metersLength: 18.3 metersWeight: SaurischiaSuborder: SauropodomorphaInframe: SauropodaFamily: CamarasauridaeHeight: 7 meters Length: 18.3 metersWeight: 18.3 meters that more quantity of fossils of the Jurassic Superior have been found.

History of the Srivijaya empire

History of the Srivijaya empire

The Srivijaya Empire was based on a monarchical government system that was located in the geographic area that today comprises Indonesia, having a strong influence in Southeast Asia.The foundation of the Srivijaya EmpireThe founder of the empire was Dapunta Hyang Sri Jayanasa, who It began with the journey undertaken hand in hand with 20.

What to see in Pisa? History of the city and the tower of Pisa

What to see in Pisa? History of the city and the tower of Pisa

Pisa is a city on the west coast of Tuscany, which of course is best known for its famous leaning tower, but it actually has more to offer us.City HistoryPisa was an important port city under the ancient Romans. Later, the 10th-13th centuries were a lucrative period for the city in every way: economic, political and artistic, and much of the most important development of the city took place during this period.

Introduction to Greek Cosmology (Astronomy)

Introduction to Greek Cosmology (Astronomy)

In order to get into Greek cosmology, the first thing we must do is understand its meaning and differentiate it from cosmogony.Difference between cosmology and cosmogonyCosmogony on the one hand is a science that tries to explain how the universe was formed using myths about gods. An example is found in the work 'Theogony' by Hesiod.

Cold War-era submarine found in Hawaii

Cold War-era submarine found in Hawaii

A team of explorers recently discovered the remains of a United States Navy submarine that sank more than half a century ago during the Cold War in the depths of the Pacific off the coast of the island of Oahu, Hawaii. identified as the USS Stickleback SS-415 submarine was found at a depth of 3.

Summary of the 'interwar period' (1918-1939)

Summary of the 'interwar period' (1918-1939)

Introduction to the interwar period When we talk about the interwar period, we are mainly talking about the 20 fundamental years that elapsed between the end of the First World War and the beginning of the Second World War. The First World War had quite serious effects for the European continent, considering that at least 10 million people died and at least twice that number were injured to varying degrees.

The Spanish conquerors used indigenous technology to build their weapons

The Spanish conquerors used indigenous technology to build their weapons

New research at the Mexican archaeological site of El Manchón has revealed that Spanish conquerors used indigenous technology to build their weapons. The results were recently published in the University of Cambridge's Latin American Antiquity magazine. Colonial historical sources show that the The Spanish had no experience in smelting copper and this led them to negotiate with indigenous specialists to acquire it.

Complete list of gods and deities from Finnish mythology

Complete list of gods and deities from Finnish mythology

Before creating the complete list of gods of Finnish mythology, we have shared a series of articles about their main myths such as creation myths, or main characters such as Väinämöinen, both the list of the main characters, as well as the entire Finnish mythology in general, we get them from the Kalevala, the Epic of Finland and where we find, thanks to a very exhaustive compilation made by Elias Lönnrot in the 19th century, all the stories that are part of the nation's folklore, which has been transmitted orally throughout the centuries.

Found deposits in foundations and warehouses in the temple of Ramses II in Egypt

Found deposits in foundations and warehouses in the temple of Ramses II in Egypt

An archaeological expedition from New York University, led by Dr. Sameh Iskander, discovered warehouses with various objects in the temple of Ramses II in Abydos (Egypt), the country's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities reported on Wednesday. African Among the objects buried in 1279 BC.

Who is Ilmatar in the mythology of Finland?

Who is Ilmatar in the mythology of Finland?

Ilmatar is one of the best known deities in Finnish mythology for her great participation in the Kalevala, being the creator of the world in the Finnish creation myth and, in addition, the mother of Väinämöinen.In reality, there is not a single Ilmatar, but that the Ilmataras are virgin spirits of the air that live in the sky according to the Kalevala.

A glacier in Norway melts, exposing Viking objects

A glacier in Norway melts, exposing Viking objects

Archaeologists from the University of Cambridge (UK) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found numerous relics from the Viking era as the Lendbreen Glacier, located in the Scandinavian country, has melted. The research was published this Thursday in the journal Antiquity.

The 'Book of Kells', the Irish icon (8th century)

The 'Book of Kells', the Irish icon (8th century)

The Book of Kells (also called the Great Gospel of Saint Columba) is probably the quintessential Irish work of art, a true icon of the country and a source of national pride, possibly created by a community of monks on the island (today Scottish ) of Iona in the 8th century, although it is named after Kells Abbey, northwest of Dublin, where it was preserved for centuries.

List of the main heresies for Catholicism

List of the main heresies for Catholicism

Over the centuries a great number of heresies have arisen for Catholicism. But before mentioning the entire list, we must define what heresy is. What are heresies? Heresies are those controversial theories or beliefs that directly conflict with established dogma. It occurs very especially in religion, being opinions contrary to what both the religious authorities and the majority of the population express and therefore, they are not tolerated.

Who was Agénor? The father of Europa in Greek mythology

Who was Agénor? The father of Europa in Greek mythology

Agénor was the son of Poseidon and Libya, Belo's twin brother, as Hesiod explains in his "Theogony." He left Egypt and settled in Canaan, where he married Telefasa and from this union were born Cadmus, Fénix, Cilix, Thasos, Phineus and Europa After the abduction of Europa and under the guise of a white bull by Zeus, Agenor sent his sons to look for her with the order not to return if they did not find her.

Online talk Thyssen Museum: The museum after confinement

Online talk Thyssen Museum: The museum after confinement

Online meeting on Monday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. on the Thyssen Museum website. Live chat on the occasion of International Museum Day with the participation of Evelio Acevedo, managing director, Guillermo Solana, artistic director and Carolina Fábregas, head of the marketing and business development area.

Celtic mythology: banshees, spectral beings that announce death

Celtic mythology: banshees, spectral beings that announce death

According to Celtic mythology, banshees are messengers of death. Their name means woman of the hills and is a female spirit that -according to myth- appears in front of people to profess the death of a relative with their cries or screams. What do banshees look like? Celtic mythology describes them as delicate but elegant in appearance, with very pale skin and long, lush hair.

Places of historical interest to visit in Bilbao

Places of historical interest to visit in Bilbao

When we ask ourselves about things to do in Bilbao, there are two that come to mind very easily: going for pintxos and visiting the Guggenheim Museum, the undoubtedly great protagonist of the city, but Bilbao is more, much more, meeting in constant social, economic and aesthetic revitalization, largely since the arrival of the Guggenheim in the city.