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Saving Da Vinci's Last Supper From Air Pollution
2011-11-23 04:14:55

USC air quality monitors show dramatic reduction in air pollution at the painting's location Having survived long centuries, political upheaval, and even bombings during World War II, Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece Last Supper now faces the risk of damage from air pollution due to its location in one of Western Europe's most polluted cities. In late 2009, the refectory of Santa Maria Delle Grazie Church, where the painting is located, installed a sophisticated heating, ventilation, and...

2010-12-25 00:01:25

Viktor Galliano the famous Italian artist will recreate two of Leonardo Da Vinci's works, the unfinished painting of St. Jerome in the Wilderness and The Last Supper, and hold an exhibition of his works in Monte Carlo. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 23, 2010 Famous Italian artist Viktor Galliano will hold an exhibition of his works in Monaco in 2011. Having painted portraits and frescoes of some of the most famous people in the world including The Monaco Royal Family, King Abdullah of...

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2007-11-09 18:00:00

By ARIEL DAVID ROME - It's a new Da Vinci code, but this time it could be for real. An Italian musician and computer technician claims to have uncovered musical notes encoded in Leonardo Da Vinci's "Last Supper," raising the possibility that the Renaissance genius might have left behind a somber composition to accompany the scene depicted in the 15th-century wall painting. "It sounds like a requiem," Giovanni Maria Pala said. "It's like a soundtrack that emphasizes the passion of Jesus."...

2006-03-10 15:30:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops took aim at "The Da Vinci Code" on Friday, launching a Web site that disputes central points of the best-selling novel. The site, http://www.jesusdecoded.com, denies one point on which the novel turns, saying the New Testament "does not offer any support for speculation about Jesus' being married or having a child." The novel by Dan Brown centres on the idea that Jesus married Mary Magdalene, they had children who...

2006-03-10 15:30:00

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops took aim at "The Da Vinci Code" on Friday, launching a Web site that disputes central points of the best-selling novel. The site, http://www.jesusdecoded.com , denies one point on which the novel turns, saying the New Testament "does not offer any support for speculation about Jesus' being married or having a child." The novel by Dan Brown centres on the idea that Jesus married Mary Magdalene, they had children who survived and married...

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2005-03-09 07:36:02

VIENNA (AFP) -- The scientific genius of Leonardo da Vinci is on show at an exhibition here of 62 functioning full-scale and miniature models of his inventions, the biggest such display in the world. His designs include a forerunner of the bicycle, breathing apparatus for divers, hang gliders, elevators, parachutes, cog-wheels, jacks, military tanks, and other warcraft, including a mobile ladder for attacking enemy walls, that looks much like the ones used by firefighters today. "Computer...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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