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🇮🇶A Museum revival in Mosul, Iraq 🇮🇶

When the museum was attacked a few years ago by ISIS, the world woke up stunned by this catastrophe. This museum is the witness of a rich past of forgotten civilizations. Thanks to the energy of the local population and international aid, it comes back to life from its ashes. It is with emotion that we are now the witnesses of these restorations. If you want to know more about how Mosul recovers Other sources https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destruction_of_Mosul_Museum_artifacts

Aigues-Mortes, Salins and beyond.

Here is a great spot I discovered this past summer: Aigues-Mortes! There are 2 spots to absolutely not miss : the medieval city and the salines (Salins in french). Aigues-Mortes, is a French south town, in the Occitanie région, in the Camague, southwest of Nîmes, Its name comes from aquae mortuae, the “dead waters” of the surrounding saline delta marshland. The city was built by Louis IX (known as Saint Louis) as the embarkation port for his two Crusades (seventh, 1248; eighth, 1270). It is enclosed by crenellated and tower-strengthened walls which trace a rectangle. The principal industry is the extractionContinue reading “Aigues-Mortes, Salins and beyond.”

Saint-Germain-des-Prés (abbey/church) in Paris.

If you visit Saint-Germain des Prés area in Paris, stop by the church/abbey. It is absolutely stunning. The paintings were renovated in 2019. History The Abbey was founded in the 6th century by the son of Clovis I, Childebert I.Childebert erected to house the relic, dedicated to the Holy Cross and Saint Vincent. It was set on fire by Vikings in the ninth century and was rebuilt in 1014 and rededicated in 1163 by Pope Alexander III to Saint Germain of Paris, the canonized Bishop of Paris. The abbey was a royal necropolis until the creation of the basilica ofContinue reading “Saint-Germain-des-Prés (abbey/church) in Paris.”

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