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(in 2006, see what was added in 2010, in 2009, in 2008, in 2007, in 2005, in 2004, in 2003 and in 2002)

See the most recent additions to my websites

Romeartlover takes a break: he will be back in 2007!!!

December 16, 2006
Giuseppe Vasi's 1771 Grand View of the Aventine Hill and of River Tiber.

December 9, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: A Period of Change.

December 8, 2006
December 8
Ceremonies in Piazza di Spagna to commemorate the Immaculate Conception

December 2, 2006
Venetian fortifications in: Sifno, Serifo and Argentiera.

November 25, 2006
A Town on a Hill (Trevi).

November 18, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: Splendour and Crisis.

November 11, 2006
Fortresses of the Knights of Rhodes: Calimno and Lero; the monastery of Patmo. In addition: Venetian Fortresses in Greece in the footsteps of an XVIIIth century traveller.

November 4, 2006
A Rugged Town (Spoleto).

October 28, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: Rome's Early Renaissance.

October 21, 2006
A Steel Town (Terni).

October 14, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: From Chaos to Recovery.

October 7, 2006
A Medieval Town (Narni).

Romeartlover takes a break: he will be back on October 7, 2006

September 16, 2006
Rome's Sleepless Night

September 9, 2006
Roman Smyrna

September 2, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: The Popes Leave Rome.

August 26, 2006
Giuseppe Vasi's 1765 Grand View of Campo Vaccino.

August 19, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: The Rise and Fall of Theocratic Power.

August 12, 2006
A Roman Spa (Hierapolis).

August 5, 2006

S. Maria Maggiore
S. Maria Maggiore: the Miracle of the Snow.

August 5, 2006
Discover who moved eastwards in search of Oil.

August 4, 2006

S. Maria Maggiore
S. Maria Maggiore - anniversary of the foundation: Cardinal Bernard Francis Law inaugurates a bronze panel (Porta del Rosario - Rosary Gate) which covers a fake entrance to the basilica: left to right: Cardinal Law and sculptor Mario Toffetti take the covering cloth off; Cardinal Law blesses the panel; photo with the sculptor's family; detail showing Pope John Paul II.

July 31, 2006

Madonna de Noantri
Madonna de' Noantri leaves S. Maria in Trastevere to return to S. Agata at the end of eight days of celebrations.

July 29, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: The Investiture Controversy.

July 22, 2006
A Forgotten Roman Town.

July 15, 2006
Ancient Ostia.

July 10, 2006

World Cup
Some fans chose the right attire to celebrate the triumphal return of their soccer heroes (again at
Circo Massimo).

July 9, 2006

World Cup
Romans watched at Circo Massimo the Italian soccer team who won the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

July 8, 2006
Fortresses of the Sultans.

July 1, 2006
Aphrodite's City.

June 24, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: The Iron Age of Rome.

June 3, 2006
Lively Garbatella: a rione with a very Roman heart.

May 27, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: Byzantine Rome.

May 20, 2006
A Fortress with a View.

May 15, 2006

Giorgio Napolitano
The first act of Giorgio Napolitano, the newly appointed President of the Italian Republic, was to lay a laurel wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Monumento di Vittorio Emanuele II.

May 13, 2006
Discover where Money was born (Sardis).

May 6, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: The End of Ancient Rome

April 29, 2006
The Capital of Asia (Ephesus).

April 22, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: From Diocletian to Constantine.

April 21, 2006 (anniversary of the Foundation of Rome)

Ara Pacis Augusti
Ara Pacis Augustae, the altar erected by the Senate to celebrate Augustus, can now be seen in a new museum by Richard Meier (who also designed Chiesa di Dio Padre Misericordioso). On one side of the building there is a long inscription: the spiritual testament of Augustus, a summary of his achievements which was placed in temples dedicated to him (see the inscription found in Ankara).

Navy Band
The Navy Band plays "Funiculý FuniculÓ" on the Spanish Steps decorated with the traditional display of azaleas.

April 15, 2006
Roman Pergamum.

April 9-10, 2006

Ash Wednesday
No one loses in Italian politics: (left) Forza Italia (Mr Berlusconi's party) had a 23.7% result versus a 29.4% in the 2001 general elections: they lost 1 out of 5 of their supporters: in Rome they got less than 20%. (centre) DS (Mr. Prodi's coalition) thank the Romans for their support, which however was just slightly above 20%. (right) Rifondazione Comunista (allied with Mr. Prodi) have increased their vote, but the fact that the percentage is written with two decimals is amazing.

Ash Wednesday
No one loses in Italian politics (2): (left) UDC (allied with Mr B.'s party) had just a 6% of support in Rome, so they prefer to highlight the number of votes. (centre and right) AN (allied with Mr B.) has two local leaders (Alemanno/Storace) and they both thank the Romans, even though the city of Rome has given a 54% support to Mr Prodi (the winner of the election on a national basis).
This explains why careers of Italian politicians last so long: they never admit defeat!

April 8, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: A Century of Turmoil (180-285).

April 1, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: From Nerva to Marcus Aurelius.

March 11, 2006
Romeartlover takes a break and will be back on April 1. In the meantime have a stroll at Villa Adriana.

March 4, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: The Flavian Dynasty.

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday: the procession at Santa Sabina

February 25, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: From Tiberius to Nero.

February 18, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: Augustus.

February 11, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: Pompey and Caesar.

February 4, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: Expansion in the eastern Mediterranean.

January 28, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: The Romans meet the elephants.

January 21, 2006
Abridged History of Rome: The early republican period.

January 14, 2006
A new section: Abridged History of Rome: its foundation between history and legend.

A new exhibition
An exhibition on XVIIIth century Rome in Palazzo Venezia: a chance to see the Grand View of Rome by Giuseppe Vasi and two extraordinary paintings by Giovanni Paolo Panini (portrayed in the amusing poster) with views of Ancient and Modern Rome

January 7, 2006
A non commercial guide to the Historical Shops of Rome.

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