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The Siege of Malta

Posted May 4th, 2017 at 05:46 AM by AlpinLuke

PART I - the scenario

From the diary of Francesco Baldi da Correggio [Spanish troops garrison. St. Michele fortified point, 1565, Isle of Malta].

- my translation –

“It 'pleased God that this year, when the Order of St John was under the governance of the brave and devoted Grand Master Jean de La Valette, the Sultan Suleiman felt useful to attack the Order. Being furious because of the great damage inflicted on land and sea by the...
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Medieval refuge

Posted August 24th, 2016 at 12:23 AM by AlpinLuke

In my hometown, actually hidden on the top of a hill, submerged in a historical quarter, there is a medieval church [mentioned for the first time in a Papal bull to Litefredo in 1132CE] which is a real construction out of time.

Well, I remember the first time I saw it, it was like to use a time machine. The church is built on the rock of the hill and it's made by not well refined stone blocks [there is a section presenting better blocks which has been probably added later].
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Gravitational waves!

Posted February 11th, 2016 at 11:55 AM by AlpinLuke

This discovery risks to be the greatest scientific achievement of the last two centuries.

Einstein was right. And a couple of black holes collided in an incredibly far past generating the energy of the rest of the stars of the universe in a moment [!!!].


I have to calm down, to read and to assimilate this. For now, what I can do is to say something to gravitational waves ...

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Posted September 6th, 2015 at 10:16 PM by AlpinLuke

This month may be we could her from Egypt news about the possible discovery of the tomb of this Great Royal Queen, famous of her beauty and so pivotal as historical figure in one of the most complicated period of the history of Ancient Egypt. So … what about Nefertiti?

Nefernefruaton Meri Uaenra …

This particular name was adopted by one of the most known Great Royal Wife of the history of Ancient Egypt, when his husband changed his own name … She was...
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The Lost Sword of Scotland

Posted May 13th, 2015 at 05:50 AM by AlpinLuke

I was thinking to a curious discovery I made in Scotland [near Tyndrum, among the Western Highlands]. I had occasion to visit a little lake [there they call a lake "loch"] with this particular stone with an engraved sword on it.
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This sword would be in the lake [which is just the Loch of the Lost Sword]. There is a local tradition saying that...
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