The death penalty has very ancient roots. There is in fact evidence of its application since peoples like the Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. But still today it’s applied in many advanced countries, such as the USA. We certainly know that the prehistoric communities did use the death penalty, but we don’t have written evidence of criminal codes because the laws were passed down orally, and they were applied generally in a quite subjective and arbitrary way by people had…
The Tower of London is a very old building dating back to 1000, strongly backed by William the Conqueror. It’s not a single “tower”, in fact it is a very large complex consisting of 21 different towers and various buildings that over the years have served as a royal residence, fortress and prison. The tower was the place of many atrocities and torture, renowned for the diabolical instruments developed within it.
The British Library’s exibition dedicated to the birth and evolution of the Gothic genre over the last 250 years. The curator of the event Tim Pye said: “The Gothic is one of the most popular and influential genres and we are happy that this exhibition has worthily celebrated its history spanning 250 years.”
Most of the cemeteries in Italy are the mirror of the curious taste and customs of an era and they preserve the works of the greatest sculptors at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth century.
The cimiterial statues, due to their beauty and the meaning who accompanies them, have the specific purpose of paying tribute to the memory of one who is no longer among us: the funeral art allows to create true masterpieces designed to commemorate the memory of our loved ones.
The south of Italy is rich of charming abandoned places, fascinating ghost towns which every year attract hundreds of tourists and curious people.