Category Archives: Religion

Napoleon, Helena and the Iron Crown of Lombardy

In 1805, Napoleon was in the unusual position of being both an Emperor and a president. In late 1804, he had crowned himself Emperor of France, but he was also president of the Italian Republic. This was not the Italy … Continue reading

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Nicolas Sarkozy is a monarch, Prince Philip is a God

In 1278, the sovereignty of the tiny Principality of Andorra, located in the Pyrenees between Spain and France, was split between two co-princes: the Bishop of Urgell in Spain and the Count of Foix in France. The last Count of … Continue reading

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Jesus , Aphids and Parthenogenesis

The image above shows an infant Jesus being cradled by His mother who is in turn held by her mother, Anne.  Known as Anna Selbdritt, this depiction of the Holy Kinship became popular in the 14th century – Leonardo da … Continue reading

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