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Author(s): Gatz, Erwin
1. Place-Name The “Vatican” was the name of a hill (the Mons Vaticanus) on the right bank of the River Tiber in Rome. From the 2nd century onward it was revered as the burial place of the apostle Peter. Constantine (306–37) built St. Peter’s Church there, and in the 15th century it became the residence of the pope. It was expanded in the 15th to 17th centuries to become the largest palatial complex in the world. It includes today, in addition to the papal residence, the Vatican archives, library, and museums. 2. Incorrect Usage In everyday (but incorrect) usage the “Vatican” denotes the …

National research institutes

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Author(s): Tracy, Stephen | Mussche, Herman | Blackman, David | Wallace-Hadrill, Andrew | Dietz, Søren | Et al.
Tracy, Stephen [German version] I. The American School of Classical Studies (CT) Tracy, Stephen [German version] A. Founding and Building History (CT) Under the leadership of Charles Eliot Norton of Harvard University, scholars from nine American colleges assisted by a small group of influential businessmen established the American School of Classical Studies in Athens (ASCSA) in 1881. Their intention was to create a school where, in Norton's words, “young scholars might carry on the study of Greek thought and life …

Nationale Forschungsinstitute

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Author(s): Mussche, Herman | Blackman, David | Wallace-Hadrill, Andrew | Dietz, Søren | Salomies, Olli | Et al.
Mussche, Herman [English version] I. American School of Classical Studies (RWG) s. Nachtrag Mussche, Herman [English version] II. Das Belgische Archäologische Institut in Griechenland (RWG) Mussche, Herman [English version] A. Geschichte (RWG) Die Geschichte der Belgische archeologische school in Griekenland, der “Belgischen archäologischen Schule in Griechenland” (BASG), nahm im Oktober 1960 ihren Anfang, als ein belgisches Mitglied der École Française d'Athènes, H. Mussche, auf der Halbinsel A. Nikolaos in Thorikos (Attika) Probegr…