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Pagan Temples that became Christian churches pt 3

Last month I was in Rome and one theme of my trip was looking at pagan temples of the Roman period that were then converted into Christian churches during the Middle Ages. In the middle of the Roman Forum are…

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Pagan Temples that became Christian churches pt 2

I was in Rome last month and discovered a Christian church built in the Middle Ages over not one – but THREE pagan temples! You could easily walk past this church but don’t – go in and ask permission to…

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Medieval Barcelona – San Jordi and the dragon

Barcelona is today the most exciting city in Spain from a cultural and economic point of view – though I have always had a big soft spot for Madrid, the capital. Not a view shared by many citizens of Barcelona…

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