Archive - Dec 25, 2007 - Story

16th century monastery built on spice

Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal was built on spice. Actually, it was funded with taxes raised from eastern spices brought back by the country's famous explorers.

Estrella War XXIV Interactive Event Map/Camping Map Page

The Event Coordinators for Estrella War XXIV (Feb 12-18, 2008) are pleased to announce that a new "Event Site Maps" page has been added to the website.

Michelangelo's last sketch found in the Vatican

A red chalk sketch of the dome of St Peter's Basilica, believed to be the last work of the Renaissance artist Michelangelo, has been discovered in the Vatican archives. The sketch dates to 1564.