Archive - Aug 9, 2007

Renaissance fresco features face of Pope's mistress

The fragment of a fresco painted during the time of the Borgia's is causing some consternation in the Vatican with its depiction of Pope Alexander VI kneeling at the feet of his mistress Giulia Farnese.

John Patten elevated in the West

On Friday July 27, 2007, John Patten sat vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties of the West.

15th century moat gate found in the Netherlands

Archaeologists in Eindhoven, Netherlands have discovered the remains of a 15th century gate, one of three that guarded the medieval city. The Woensel Gate stood in the middle of a wooden bridge which spanned a moat.