Archive Destinations

The Sgraffito-Adobe technique in the Puna Argentina

Arriving in the village Yavi, province of Jujuy late afternoon from la Quiaca, nearby the border between Argentina and Bolivia, it was quite cold and nobody’s around. 

 

Mari Sol's dog Mancha looking for us

 

When we decided to stay in a family house to better understand the Native Andes Culture & Life a dog found us en la Calle Reconquista and took us to his home where Mari Sol greeted us with a smile. 

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The Cuzco School of Painting in Susques, Argentina

If you decide to get lost in Argentina, I would suggest you to visit the province of San Salvador de Jujuy in northern Argentina, not far from Chile and Bolivia.
Follow the road to the Paso de Jama which descends into the Atacama Desert in Chile, up and up, you will find yourself over 4000 meter. After crossing the “never ending” crust salt of the Salinas Grandes, you will arrive at Susques (4150 m), the border crossing to Chile.

 

Desert of Atacama

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St. Paul’s ancient face at long last revealed

The light reveals Christ the master, the healed cripple and Lazarus and Daniel among the lions, but the real revelation is that of the first recognized depiction of St. Paul’s face.

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It is to be found at Santa Tecla in an ancient roman road, via Ostiense, hidden in an underground cubicle where the temperature is about 14 degrees and the humidity reaches 98%. This catacomb, rediscovered in 1720, now exhibits effigies of four apostles dating back to the end of the fourth century. Biblical scenes and faces have once again coming to light thanks to the work of the Pontificia Commissione di Archeologia Sacra, presided over by Fabrizio Bisconti, with director Barbara Mazzei in the role of project coordinator.

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Apostle images from 4th century found under street in Italy

 

www.ortolanstudio.com/projects/santa-tecla-catacomb

http://youtu.be/DK0tMa338Hw

New laser burnt away centuries of calcium deposits to reveal earliest known pictures of Andrew and John in Rome catacomb.

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