History of Sicily
The history of Sicily has seen Sicily usually controlled by greater powers—Roman, Vandal, Byzantine, Islamic, Norman, Hohenstaufen, Catalan, Spaniard—but also experiencing short periods of...
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Late Antique Little Ice Age: Volcanic Eruptions Helped Trigger Fall Of Eastern Roman And Rise Of Arab Empire
A 'Late Antique Little Ice Age' 1,500 years ago, triggered by three large volcanic eruptions, contributed to the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire (aka Byzantine Empire) and the rise of the Arab Empire...
‘Godfather’ theme for ‘King of Rome’: What happens when you cover lavish funeral of ‘mafia boss’?
It was a lavish funeral complete with a horse drawn carriage, a helicopter, and hundreds of tearful mourners. But when Italian journalists tried to cover the ceremony honoring alleged mafia boss Vitto...
The Underground World of the Hagia Sophia
For over a thousand years until its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, the city of Constantinople was one of the greatest urban centres in the Christian world. At the heart of this city was the Hagia
Byzantium 330–1453
Highlighting the splendours of the Byzantine Empire, Byzantium 330–1453 comprises around 300 objects including icons, detached wall paintings, micro-mosaics, ivories, enamels plus gold and silver meta...
Sicilian Baroque - Baroque - Sicilian_Baroque - Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto Sicily Italy - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ferries to Sicily: http://ferriessicily.com/ The Val di Noto owes its fame to the reconstruction which underwent after the year 1693, when the entire area wa...
Mafia - Police in three countries take on 'Frankfurt Mafia' drug ring
The ring has been dubbed the Frankfurt Mafia and is especially active in the German banking center and in the Austrian capital. The cities are at the end of ...
Antonello da Messina
Vita ed opere di Antonello da Messina pittore non umano come lo definì lo stesso figlio Jacobello. clicca qui http://www.granmirci.it/antonello.htm.
History of Sicily
The city was founded by the Phoenicians, but named by the Ancient Greeks as Panormus meaning all-port. Palermo became part of the Roman Republic and eventual...
Sicilian Expedition - Video
Description of Alcibiades and the debate over the Athenian invasion of Sicily.
Palermo
After the collapse of Rome and the chaos which followed, Sicily flourished for a couple centuries under Arab rule. Palermo, Sicily's main city and historic c...
Magna Graecia
Magna Graecia (Latin meaning "Great Greece", Greek: Μεγάλη Ἑλλάς, Megálē Hellás) is the name of the coastal areas of Southern Italy on the Tarentine Gulf that were extensively populated by Greek settl...
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Sicilian Expedition
The Sicilian Expedition was an Athenian military expedition to Sicily, which took place during the period from 415 BC to 413 BC (during the Peloponnesian War). The expedition was hampered from the out...
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First Punic War
The First Punic War (264 to 241 BC) was the first of three wars fought between Ancient Carthage and the Roman Republic. For more than 20 years, the two powers struggled for supremacy in the western Me...
First Punic War - Wikipedia
Sicilia (Roman province)
Sicilia was the first province acquired by the Roman Republic, organized in 241 BC as a proconsular governed territory, in the aftermath of the First Punic War with Carthage. It included Sicily and Ma...
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Sicilian revolt
The Sicilian revolt was a revolt against the Second Triumvirate of the Roman Republic which occurred between 44 BC and 36 BC. The revolt was led by Sextus Pompey, and ended in a Triumvirate victory.
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Emirate of Sicily
The Emirate of Sicily was an Islamic state (emirate) on the island of Sicily (in Southern Italy), which existed from 831 to 1072. Its capital was Palermo.Muslims, who first invaded in 652 AD, seized c...
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County of Sicily
The County of Sicily was a Norman state comprising the islands of Sicily and Malta from 1071 until 1130. The county began to form during the Christian reconquest of Sicily (1061–91) from the Mus...
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Kingdom of Sicily
The Kingdom of Sicily (Italian: Regno di Sicilia, Latin: Regnum Siciliae, Catalan: Regne de Sicília, Spanish: Reino de Sicilia) was a state that existed in the south of Italy from its foun...
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Sicilian School
The Sicilian School was a small community of Sicilian, and to a lesser extent, mainland Italian poets gathered around Frederick II, most of them belonging to his court, the Magna Curia. Headed by Giac...
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War of the Sicilian Vespers
The War of the Sicilian Vespers (or just War of the Vespers) was a conflict that started with the insurrection of the Sicilian Vespers against Charles of Anjou in 1282, and ended in 1302 with the peac...
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Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (Italian: Regno delle Due Sicilie) was the largest of the states of Italy before the Italian unification. It was formed as a union of the Kingdom of Sicily...
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Sicilian revolution of independence of 1848
The Sicilian revolution of independence of 1848 occurred in a year replete with revolutions and popular revolts. It commenced on 12 January 1848, and therefore was one of the first of the numerous ...
Sicilian revolution of independence of 1848 - Wikipedia
Expedition of the Thousand
The Expedition of the Thousand (Italian Spedizione dei Mille) was an event of the Italian Risorgimento which took place in 1860. A corps of volunteers led by Giuseppe Garibaldi landed in Sicily in ord...
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