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2009-06-26 12:20:00

A California-based Web site has ranked the Top Five Leaning Buildings and Monuments Not in Pisa, including a German church and an Estonian museum. VirtualTourist.com said while Italy's leaning tower of Pisa may be the most famous of off-kilter buildings, it is certainly not alone in the category. Germany's Oberkirche church in the town of Bad Frankenhausen is believed to lean two extra inches each year, giving it an even greater slant than Pisa. Meanwhile, Estonia's Tartu Art Museum bears a...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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