Posted on 07/29/2011

Photo taken on June 22, 2011

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P6225219ac Roma Santa Maria Maggiore Major Christian Basilica 432-440 AD

P6225219ac Roma Santa Maria Maggiore Major Christian Basilica 432-440 AD
TO SEE ENLARGED for apse walls frescoes and Virgo dormition under the baldachin; St. Mary Major was originally built here between 432-440AD; The nave's ceiling is gilded with gold supposedly donated by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella that was brought back from the New World; It is the only church in Rome where mass has been held every day since the 5th century; Italy Latium Rome Capital.

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Certainly much gold was sent to Rome for our Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella. Then Carlos I of Spain (V of Germany) and his son Philip II of Spain finished ruining Spain by spending and borrowing money to defeat the threat of the Ottoman Empire ... This is something that the world still has not been able to render thanks to my country ..!

By the south Spain expelled the Arabs from their territory thereby preventing the Muslim invasion to the rest of Europe and after, by the est (Lepanto) annihilated in union with the "Saint Catholic League" the Ottoman Empire forces threat.

In few words: Thanks to Spain we don´t speak arab and don´t use burka in Europe... today!!

Let´s see what will happens in the near future!
6 years ago. Edited 6 years ago.
Jacques has replied to ManueL.
Interesting historical facts! Yes Europe can thank Spain for its actions in the past!!!! But burka is used in france as is used with great expertise our social security system!!! I just hope that our future maintains in the way of Democraty!!! Otherwise it shoud be very dramatic for all of us!!! Thank You Manuel!
6 years ago.
ManueL. has replied to Jacques
My dear friend, due my incontinent pasion for history and for my country I forgot to tell you that the serie and the pic are oth Wonderful! Thanks for your work Jacques

Hugs to you and Pierre from us
6 years ago.
Jacques has replied to ManueL.
I know your passion for your country and for history as You live in Alcala de Henares, an historical center in Spain!!!! Thanks my dear Friends and hugs to You and Jeannette
6 years ago.
Really beautiful
6 years ago.
Jacques has replied to albertsville
It is an awesome place where I made a very furtive visit as Pierre was in the car and not able to drive if the police orders to go away!!!! Thank You Carol!
6 years ago.