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Gal Gadot to star as Polish Catholic who saved Jewish children from Nazis

The feature film about Irena Sendler will be the first major release of the new production company started by Gadot and her husband.

The monastic roots of Irish whiskey

Monks focus on the spirit ... and the spirits.

Explore the fascinating world of 11th-century herbal remedies

In a time before science dominated medicine, many remedies were meant to soothe the soul, along with the body.

Santa Sabina: The oldest extant basilica in Rome

Visiting this important early Christian site is like taking a step backward through time.

11 of the most exquisite fountains in Rome

The Eternal city has more than 2,000 fountains, many of them still in use.

Thorvaldsen’s “Christus” was once considered “the most perfect statue of Christ in the world”

The work of the Danish master sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, this statue is one of the peaks of neoclassical art.

If the devil was an angel, why is he represented as a monster?

A brief look at some aspects of the Western history of the notion of beauty might explain some of the key features of demonic iconography.

A Bible that survived hell

Incredible to think that a Bible that came from 9/11 was permanently opened to THIS passage!

New evidence suggests the biblical Edomites were technologically advanced

The ancient culture may have produced copper in a surprisingly efficient manner.

Is your diet worse than a medieval peasant’s?

This video series concerned with all things medieval takes a look at dietary class differences in the Middle Ages.

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