The Catacombs in Rome – Myths and Facts

Movies and novels have popularized the idea that underground catacombs were used as hiding places for Christians escaping persecution. I learned on my recent visit to Rome that this is a myth. I toured the San Sebastian catacombs, one of nearly sixty catacomb complexes just outside of Rome. Nearly 7 million people were buried in…

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Bamboo Craft – Plane Bamboo Weaving Technique

The natural, durable and attractive bamboo not only makes mats, baskets and other handicraft but is also used for high-grade packaging, decorative panels, curtains and window blinds. The bamboo window blinds, in fact, not only give a classic touch to the interior decor of a room but keep it cool as well. Bamboo craft is…

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10 Date Ideas for Art Lovers

If the woman or man you’re dating loves art, impress them by suggesting one of the following activities for your next date. It’s an opportunity to see them in an environment that brings them joy. Who knows – you may even learn a thing or two about art! 1. Visit the Local Public Art Gallery…

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Classic Songs About Shipwrecks

While much has been written, recorded, and exploited about the sinking of the Titanic over a hundred years ago, other shipwrecks have gotten little attention. A few have gained some notoriety through films, although all but one of those flicks has basically disappeared. One famous sea disaster owes its renown not to a movie, but…

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Building A Storage Shed Ramp

Storage shed ramps are a part of life that people don’t think about until they need to use them. Kind of like a toilet but not quite as serious. Not being able to use the toilet results in certain catastrophic implications whereas not being able to use a shed ramp means rolling your lawn mower…

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The Keys to Successful Hot Tapping

With hot tapping procedures now commonplace in many industries, there are a plethora of companies worldwide offering both hot tapping services and equipment. Unfortunately, as with any industry, there are accidents that result from improper hot tapping procedures or faulty equipment. Trained and qualified personnel, reliable equipment, and parts specifically designed to meet the needs…

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Put a Great Finish on Your Concrete

Broom finish, flagstone, color, texture, swirling, and more. All finishes to newly poured concrete. And all finishes anyone can do themselves. Any one of those finishes will give your patio or sidewalk something besides the same old look. The questions are, what do you do and how do you do it? However before we get…

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How To Absorb Universal Energy

Absorption of Universal energy to aid manifestation has been the forte of many mystics down the ages. Here, I share a three-fold technique that has worked for me and some honourable mystics I know. The tools needed to get the best out of this practice are concentration, imagination and ‘Will Power’. If you ardently practised…

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How to Restore Antique or Old Furniture

You can easily transform a piece of furniture cheaply by stripping off the old paint and refinishing the wood as to its original state. By stripping old furniture down to the natural wood you can ensure a smooth surface – free of bumps and blemishes – which can be polished, varnished or even stenciled for…

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Benefits of Modern Architecture and Solar Panels

The architects of today are building homes that are greener and friendlier for the environment. Homes are designed so that they can include solar panels along with its structure. Heating up homes using solar panels rather than using gas or burning wood or even electricity has its own benefits. Long-term advantages of using solar As…

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