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  • As one walks past a renovated and magnificent 15th-century palace, Bouchouada tells the story of a princess who once lived there.

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  • But his efforts were revived and given pivotal momentum by Masaccio, arguably the father of modern painting, who rode the artistic and technical wave of 15th-century Florence to introduce new, monumental figures.

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  • Early on, she states: ... it is found in the fate of the 15th-century Spaniards whose wealth and power were bankrolled by the Italian Medici bankers.

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  • The most poignant scene I came across during two weeks of wandering around Ahmedabad was at the Sarkhej Roza, the 15th-century mosque-and-tomb complex dedicated to Sheikh Ahmed Khattu, the spiritual adviser to Ahmed Shah.

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  • For example, Gutenberg's 15th-century printing press, which enabled mass production of books, was a retooled ancient wine press.

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  • The images, which occupy dozens of amorphous panels, veer from the sweetly sentimental — the cartoon bunnies and kittens that fill his wife Whitney Ward's bedtime thoughts — to nightmarish visions grotesque enough to evoke both 1950s EC Comics and 15th-century Hieronymous Bosch.

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  • For the less bloodthirsty, there'll be falconry displays, archery contests, cookery demos 15th-century gingerbread, anyone? and "fantasy-inspired folk rock" from Blackmore's Night, with ex-Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore.

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  • Our current Jetsetter picks for you: Villa Olmi Resort, a 15th-century estate in Italy, and the boutique-y Hotel Jules in Paris. Which Type of Honeymooner Are You?

  • Worn by priests for particular rituals, they are strikingly similar to the ornaments that a 15th-century sculptor cast in silver on the 12-inch-tall dancing goddess displayed nearby.

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  • A third gallery illustrates some of the nitty-gritty of ritual and spiritual practice: implements such as a 15th-century chopper whose curved blade fits neatly into the oval cup made from a human skull; abstract mandalas symbolizing the cosmos; and creatures as fanged and fearsome as the Buddha on the altar next door is serene.

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