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1 09, 2017

Roman chariot-racing – Circus games in Ancient Rome

By |2019-10-28T08:46:39-07:00September 1st, 2017|Romans|11 Comments

Roman circus games: Roman chariot-racing mosaic from Vienne, France Chariot-racing and gambling In addition to gladiatorial games, people in ancient Rome also really loved chariot-racing.  Both men and women went to [...]

21 08, 2017

What is baptism? – History of Christianity

By |2019-02-10T06:06:07-08:00August 21st, 2017|History, Religion, Romans|1 Comment

Torchlight parade (this one is actually in India) Baptism before Christianity Even before the time of Jesus, many mystery religions of the ancient Mediterranean had some sort of ceremony that people had to do in [...]

30 07, 2017

Florence Baptistery – Romanesque architecture in Italy

By |2019-02-10T08:22:46-08:00July 30th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Florence baptistery: the Romanesque baptistery in Florence, Italy Earlier Florence baptistery (700 AD) Probably people had built an earlier, smaller octagonal baptistery here around 700 AD.  This is where Catholic priests baptized Christian [...]