Dani Muehlbacher

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Insider Rome: discover four magical streets

Rome’s streets offer layer upon layer of history. Often there is an another world to explore beneath, with temples or Roman houses lying underneath churches and houses. Read on to discover some of Rome’s most remarkable addresses, from Via Appia Antica, the historic Roman road, lined by catacombs, …

6 Unique Backpackers' Hostels in South Africa to Visit on Your Next Trip

South Africa is the perfect destination for short or long term backpacking. Hostels in South Africa are a destination in themselves. A month or more …

Sri Lanka Travel Guide | Best Tips For Your Trip | Nomadic Matt

Sri Lanka — a jewel–shaped country in the Indian Ocean — was an unexpected surprise. I loved every bit of it: the verdant landscape, the delicious …

Asia Travel

DARIADARIA GUIDE TO CAPE TOWN

In Kapstadt könnte ich mir vorstellen zu leben. Eine Stadt in der ich am selben Tag wandern und surfen kann, ist das, was ich zum Glücklichsein …

Südafrika

10+ Best Quotes by Julius Caesar | Quotes

• It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.<br>• It is better to create than to …

Julius Caesar

Defects explain why Roman concrete was so tough - Futurity

Computer models of tobermorite, an element in the superior concrete Romans used in ancient times, suggest how to make concrete that's less likely to …

Roman Empire

Jewish History from Babylon to Rome

The kingdom of Babylon conquered Judah in 587 BCE. The Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem and its temple, and exported the elite members of its …

Ancient History

Here’s What Happens to the Coins You Throw in Fountains

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.</i><p>The Trevi fountain in Rome has had a longstanding tradition: if you stand with your back to the …

McDonald’s Opens Its Most Controversial Location Yet in Vatican City

Last week, McDonald’s set up shop within a stone’s throw of the home of the Catholic Church in Vatican-owned property, and not everyone is lovin’ it.<p>Around six million tourists visit Vatican City each year, but now, before they can pass through the awe-inspiring arched passageways of St Peter's …

McDonald's

Avoiding Theological Anarchy

The Latin word <i>credo</i> means simply "I believe." It represents the first word of the Apostles' Creed. Throughout church history it has been necessary …

Theology

Why Christian Discipleship Needs Reformed Theology

What is essential to the Christian life? What beliefs and practices do believers in all stages of growth need to be called to again and again …

Pope shakes up monthly prayers, adds new 'urgent' intention

Vatican City, Jan 4, 2017 / 04:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After launching the first video series on his monthly prayer intentions last year, Pope …

The Lord of the Rings may be more Catholic than you realized

Today is the 175th birthday of author and professor J.R.R. Tolkien – best-known for his Lord of the Rings books as well as other stories set in the …

Liberal churches are dying. But conservative churches are thriving.

Mainline Protestant churches are in trouble: A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center found that these congregations, once a mainstay of American religion, are now shrinking by about 1 million members annually. Fewer members not only means fewer souls saved, a frightening thought for some clergy …

Faith

Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'

The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared.<p>Speaking at the …

Top 10

Your 24 Hour Insiders Guide to Rome

Rome is famously known as The Eternal City, and it certainly lives up to its name. Whether you’re staring wide-eyed at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, …

24 Hours in Rome: How to Spend One Perfect Day in Rome

With 24 hours in Rome, you don’t even touch down on the surface, let alone scratch it.Thousands of years of history and millions of lives swirling …

Italy

Taking photos in Rome: Go beyond the cliches | CNN Travel

Travel

Five Of The Best Secret Palaces In Rome

11 Misconceptions About Ancient Rome, Debunked

Released in 1959, Charlton Heston's <i>Ben-Hur</i> is considered one of the greatest motion pictures of all time. Unfortunately, the film helped perpetuate a …

Slavery in the Roman World

Slavery was an ever-present feature of the Roman world. Slaves served in households, agriculture, mines, the military, manufacturing workshops, …

The Oddest & Weirdest Pets of Ancient Rome

The bond between humans and pets is an interesting and odd bond. The love and friendship that transgress species is an interesting relationship that …

The 8 bloodiest Roman emperors in history

They are often described as ruthless and bloodthirsty, famous for their tyrannical reigns of terror. Here, historian Sean Lang examines eight of the …

7 things you (probably) didn’t know about Roman women

From breastfeeding and unusual beauty regimes to female education, author and classicist Annelise Freisenbruch brings you seven surprising facts …

Hadrian’s travels

Hadrian was not the type of emperor to lock himself away in Rome, far from his subjects, and wait for the world to come to him. He ruled over what …

10 Badass Enemies Of Ancient Rome

Roman civilization grew by destroying hundreds of others. In this process, many brave men and women challenged the almighty Roman army in the name of …

Vigiles

The <i>vigiles</i> (or <i>cohortes</i><i>vigilum</i>) were formed during the reign of Augustus to act as ancient Rome's permanent firefighting service. Evolving from …

10 key Roman dates you need to know

From Rome’s creation to its eventual collapse, Dr Harry Sidebottom highlights 10 key moments in the rise and fall of one of history’s mightiest …

Behind The Scenes at the Vatican Museums

I sure felt like a VIP as we had a dedicated museum custodian who was there to unlock these hidden gems for our group. This shows you don’t have to …