Prunus amygdalus, syn. Prunus dulcis
Almonds are a seedDid you know one of the most interesting facts about almonds of all is they aren’t technically a nut at all? Nope, that’s right!Almonds are actually a seed. They are actually the
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The church of San Sebastiano, Mantua by Leon Battista Alberti. Magnificent example of the early Renaissance architecture in ItalyIn terms of architectural styles, there are few breaks as dramatic as that between the forms of architecture found in antiquity and
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Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy - a renaissance masterpiece of literature that left a legacY
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Touted as one of the greatest poets
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