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The Roads of the Faith in Le Marche: The Via Lauretana

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The existence of the Sanctuary of Loreto has been documented since 1294, its peculiarity concerns the object of devotion of the faithful, the Holy House of Nazareth, the place of the Annunciation. The house of Mary was formed in a cave, still venerated in the Basilica of the Annunciation, and a manufactured stone leaning against it. According to tradition, in 1291, when the Crusaders lost permanently the Palestine, with the fall of Akko, the House of the Virgin Mary was carried, "under angelic ministry", firstly in Illyria and then in the territory of Loreto. Today, according to new documented information, with the available results of the archaeological excavations in the basement of the Holy House (1962-65) and philological and iconographic studies, is increasingly confirming the hypothesis that the Holy House was transported to Loreto by ship.
The first news about the Path of Pilgrimage linked to Loreto shrine dates from the early fourteenth century: it is the link between Recanati and the sea in Roman era, this is the first unit of Via Lauretana. In the following decades, the increasing flow of pilgrims is channeled along a major road directions of the Papal States, the one that comes from Rome along the ancient Via Flaminia to Foligno, then crossing the Apennines at the pitch of Colfiorito, getting Ancona through the valleys of the Chienti and Potenza rivers. This route was renamed Via Lauretana, linking the holy cities of Rome and Loreto. The route of the Via Lauretana is defining progressively, with the definitive identification in the eighteenth century.
Along this guideline were increasing signs of Marian devotion and the creation of the transport infrastructure and accommodation necessary for the pilgrimage, especially since the sixteenth century. At that time were borning confraternities dedicated to the service of the pilgrims, and "hospitales" in the cities and in the most inaccessible tracks of the route Loretana (Apennine passes, river crossings, swamps ...).


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Some of the earliest wall posts in human history were scratched on the sides of shops and homes in the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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Hi-tech aqueduct explorers map Rome's 'final frontier' - FRANCE 24

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Hi-tech aqueduct explorers map Rome's 'final frontier' FRANCE 24 AFP - Armed with laser rangefinders, GPS technology and remote control robots, a group of speleologists is completing the first ever mapping of the aqueducts of ancient Rome on...
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Ancient Roman coin Sterling silver ROLO Necklace Ancient ROME Bronze Coin RCN12

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PHOTO IN PROGRESS>> This is a very nice highly detailed )Genuine Medieval, Ancient Bronze Roman Coin!
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TIL in ancient Rome, the architectural feature called a "vomitorium" was the entranceway through which crowds entered and exited a stadium. The Latin word vomitorium derives from the verb vomitum w...

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Bible scholar claims Christianity invented as part of ancient Roman psy-ops ... - Raw Story

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Holiday Nomad: Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

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Lasers and robots explore ancient Rome's hidden aqueducts - Telegraph.co.uk

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Telegraph.co.uk Lasers and robots explore ancient Rome's hidden aqueducts Telegraph.co.uk Some 2,000 years after they were hacked out of solid rock by Roman engineers, the aqueducts that brought fresh water to ancient Rome are being explored anew...
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Ancient Egypt and The Alternative Story of Mankind's Origins (Full Documentary)

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From India to Rome Along the Ancient Spice Routes

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(BBC Documentary) The Treasures of Ancient Rome - Pomp and Perversion HD

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In Ancient Rome, Purple Dye Was Made from Snails - Smithsonian (blog)

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In ancient Rome, purple was the color of royalty, a designator of status. And while purple is flashy and pretty, it was more important at the time that purple was expensive.

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The color purple connotes royalty and that comes from the trouble and expense that went into creating it.  The Phoenicians, a group lived lived prior to the Romans, actually created the method of creating it but the Roman Empire was much larger and influencial.

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Land of the tomb raiders: Bulgaria is trying to claw back tens of thousands of ancient artefacts plundered from its historic sites in a £25m-a-year export racket

Land of the tomb raiders: Bulgaria is trying to claw back tens of thousands of ancient artefacts plundered from its historic sites in a £25m-a-year export racket | Ancient Rome | Scoop.it
Real-life vampires, giant rock vaginas, ancient sites to rival those of Greece and Rome – Bulgaria’s archaeologists are putting their country on the map of world history, but first they have to stop the mafia stealing its treasures.

 

The illegal diggers come at night with shovels and sacks, hunting through the places where they know the professionals have been. They’re looking for the tonnes of ancient artefacts that lie hidden in Bulgaria’s soil.

 

In the past two decades, Bulgarian law enforcement agencies say this plunder has turned into a €30m-a-year industry for local gangs, putting it a close third behind drugs and prostitution. The artefacts – gold Roman coins, ancient Greek silver, Thracian military helmets – wind up with falsified documents in auction houses in Europe and North America, or increasingly with wealthy Arab and Asian collectors.

 

Police say there are 300 criminal treasure-hunting gangs in Bulgaria at present, but as many as 50,000 people are thought to be involved in illegal digging in some form. Entire villages have been known to take part in some impoverished corners of Bulgaria.

 


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Skeleton of ancient prince reveals Roman life - Fox News

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Skeleton of ancient prince reveals Roman life Fox News The skeletonized body of an Etruscan prince, possibly a relative to Tarquinius Priscus, the legendary fifth king of Rome from 616 to 579 B.C., has been brought to light in an extraordinary...
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