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Paris

In the antiquity, the statue represented an attendant of the original god Mithras and would have held a torch, but in the 18th century, the arms were restored with attributes of the Trojan prince Paris. Discovered outside Rome in 1785 CE...
Viking Raids on Paris
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Viking Raids on Paris

Throughout the 9th century CE, Viking raids on the region of Francia (roughly modern-day France) increased in frequency, destabilizing the region, and terrorizing the populace. The raids seem to have been inspired by the death of the Holy...
Oenone
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Oenone

Oenone was a nymph in Greek Mythology, the daughter of the river god Cebren and sister of the nymph Asterope/Hesperia. She was given the gift of prophecy by Rhea (mother of the gods) and the gift of healing by Apollo. Her name comes from...
The Paris Impressionist Exhibitions, 1874-86
Article by Mark Cartwright

The Paris Impressionist Exhibitions, 1874-86

The impressionist exhibitions in Paris through the final quarter of the 19th century were organised by a group of avant-garde artists who struggled to have their innovative works accepted by the art establishment. Although ridiculed by many...
Louis IX and Capetian Politics at Paris' Sainte-Chapelle
Article by Amanda Rundle

Louis IX and Capetian Politics at Paris' Sainte-Chapelle

The Sainte-Chapelle in Paris was originally consecrated as a private royal chapel in 1248 during the reign of King Louis IX of France (r. 1226-1270), who was known in life as rex christianissimus ('most Christian king') and canonized in death...
September Massacres
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September Massacres

The September Massacres refers to a series of mass killings that took place in the prisons of Paris between 2 and 7 September 1792, during the French Revolution (1789-99). Sometimes known as the first Terror, the massacres saw between 1,100...
Paris Observatory
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Paris Observatory

An 18th-century engraving of the Paris Observatory, founded in 1667. Image taken from Wolf, Charles J. E. (1902) Histoire de l’Observatoire de Paris de sa fondation a 1793.
Paris Parlement Session in 1787
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Paris Parlement Session in 1787

The extraordinary session of the Parlement of Paris on 19 November 1787 at the Palais de Justice. Museum of the French Revolution, Vizille.
Paris Street, A Rainy Day by Caillebotte
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Paris Street, A Rainy Day by Caillebotte

An 1877 oil on canvas, Paris Street, A Rainy Day, by Gustave Caillebotte (1848-96) the French impressionist painter. Strict geometry is a feature of the artist's work and can be seen here in the strong horizontal and vertical lines, notably...
Paris & Oenone
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Paris & Oenone

Mantlepiece with relief of Paris and Oenone, 1738 CE, made by Jean Baptiste Xavery for the principal room of the house at 48 Rapenburg in Leiden, where Diederick, Baron van Leyden, livedRijkmuseum, Amsterdam.
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