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mediumaevum:

Narni underground: The mysterious Inquisition Trial and the Room of Torment
In 1979 six members of the local speleological team of UTEC of Narni, in Umbria, below the ruins of an ancient Domenican monastery, discovered a small hole, covered by dense bushes and thick grass.
The first room was an old church built in XII-XIII century, with its frescoes covered by a thin layer of limestone. Thanks to local sponsors and volunteers started the work of restoration. Thus emerged paintings by Umbrian artists of the Middle Ages… read on.
lilacsinthedooryard:

Mark Rothko
Black, Red and Black
1968

(Source: roserosette, via loyaltyismightierthanfire)

fatherfalconsperm:

Arkoudiotissa is a cave in the municipality of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Crete. From Gouverneto Monastery, the path to the cave is only accessible by foot. Arkoudiotissa (“she-bear”), is noted for its stalagmite which is said to look like a bear.This cave is believed to have been used for worship since ancient times (as there is evidence for cults of Artemis and Apollo), but was dedicated to the Arkoudiotissa Panaghia (Our Lady) during the Christian era. Ascetics lived in the caves in the area.
According to local legend, a bear once lived in the cave and drank the water dripping from the stalactites into a hollow in the rock.
The monks, who were suffering from thirst, prayed to the Virgin for aid. The Virgin heard their prayers and turned the bear into stone, the stalagmite we see inside the Arkoudospilios today.