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Piazza Dei Miracoli

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Piazza Dei Miracoli (which means 'field of miracles' or 'field of dreams'), aka Piazza del Duomo, is home to the leaning Tower of Pisa, the Camposanto, the Duomo and the Baptistery. The square and its surrounding areas, were the sites of pre-Roman settlements. The square is a walled area that lies in the center ...

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The Baptistery

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Baptistery The Baptistery Standing to the west of the Duomo, the Baptistery is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. It's construction began in 1152 and was not completed until 1363, so total construction time is 211 years. The Baptistery, which is Romanesque in design and appearance, was designed by Diotisalvi. This is known because Diotisalvi's name ...

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Fibonacci Fibonacci aka Leonardo of Pisa, leonardo pisano bigollo. Known by several other names, Leonardo of Pisa ( aka Fibonacci) has been hailed as one of the premiere mathematicians of the middle ages.Despite his numerous aliases, his national notoriety for his work in mathematics was immense. He is most famous for the Fibonacci Sequence that ...

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