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Recent Entries: chronological go-back list (from present back to March 1, 2023)
                                                                              days shaded orange have material by Luciano Mangiafico



NOV 10

CANADAIR water bombers in Naples


NOV 8

add various names to 'film dubbing'


NOV 4

National Unification and Armed Forces Day


OCT 31

Halloween


OCT 22

revisions to cave-ins and landslides


OCT 16
Fighting Child Abuse


OCT 14

Artificial Intelligence vs. the burnt scrolls of Herculaneum


 OCT 3

In the spirit of Arcimboldo


SEPT  27
Susanna and the Elders- restored


SEPT  22

Rest in Peace - Richard Kidder


SEPT  19
A Plight at the Opera


SEPT  16
The post-card's gone, but the memory lingers on


SEPT  12
Go for a swim? Just a few miles - right over there.


SEPT  11

Tom & Jerry in Naples


SEPT  10

Fudd.speak - "I'm hunting wabbit."


SEPT  9

Let us now praise Tom & Jerry


SEPT  7

A Tale of Two Cities


SEPT  5

add "lesser-known" voices to song dubbers


AUG 31

Happy Birthday, Roberto De Simone


AUG 28
The Royal Roads to Empire


AUG 23
The Phaistos Disc


AUG 21

Breathing vortex rings is bad for you.


AUG 19
another volcano (Etna) - more stalwart geologists


AUG 17
Luigi Palmieri - Geologist


AUG 16
add photos to villa Pignatelli


AUG 15
Ferragosto


AUG 12
The Palermo Stone


AUG 11
Will the real Betty Boop please stand up?


AUG 10

Stand by for a squiggle-gram!


AUG 7

total revision  of Vesuvius geological observatory


AUG 5

Men vs.Women lexicographers


AUG 3

Don't forget Herculaneun!


AUG 2

The Dog Days of Summer - Siriusly!


JUL 31
What does "South Italy" mean?


JUL 30

Welcome to your tropical paradise!


JUL 29
Say, how's that bridge coming along?


JUL 26
Nice kitty... hey, where's my finger?!


JUL 24
improving earthquake prediction


JUL 20

Christ of Maratea (statue) -update


JUL 18
On the good ship, Bulbous Bow


JUL 15
The enemy is within the walls! Stand fast and fight!


JUL 13
Follow the yellow brick train station


JUL 12
 New Metro at main port of Naples opens


JUL 11
Turn that spare lighthouse into cash!


JUL 10

The Santangelo Art and Antquities Collection


JUL 7

The thrilling conclusion to July 5


JUL 5

The Mysterious Courtesan of Naples


JUN 29
Original Neapolitan Pizza


JUN 27

Megayachts banned at Mergellina


JUN 19
revise & add images to A. Dumas in Naples


JUN 13
Where troubles melt like lemon drops...


JUN 11
Relax! What Can Happen?


JUN 10

Paradise Restored - la Floridiana


JUNE 9

Palinuro - Southern Coastal Town


JUNE 6

The Reclining Monk


JUNE 3

E.Scarfoglio 2 - the soap opera


MAY 28
My main MANN gets a baby brother


MAY 26
Mary Somerville, Mistress of Science


MAY 24
update list of articles from Luciano Mangiafico


MAY 24
Wheel of Fortune Foundlings


MAY 23
how many pebbles in one stone?


MAY 21
eco-activists strike again


MAY 20

Huzzah! Banco di Napoli make the UNESCO MoW cut!


MAY 19
Can it happen here? Sure. It has.


MAY 18
Don't touch the statue


MAY 16
I don't know enough about you  - or particle physics


MAY 14
the two architects of the San Carlo theater


MAY 13
&3 -Bellanca - aviation pioneer from Sicily


MAY 12
1. Air Force Academy   &    2. Museum


MAY 11

how the bad guys made a clean get-away


MAY 10

a small good word for good small bridges


MAY 9

a bridge over mythological waters


MAY 8

add Quaker City ship image to Mark Twain page


MAY 7

More San Gennaro --too much revelry is stressful


MAY 6

Leonardo - ambextrous but gauche


MAY 5

whoopie. I guess.


MAY 4

add text & image to Pompeii domus, vettii


MAY 3
The suspense is yawning me


MAY 2

The Wedding Chariot


APR 30

the anti-dynamic duo fighting combat readiness


APR 30

Kill-Joy was here--no Vesius BOOM for scudetto


APR 29
the Ancient Roman Amphitheater of Pompeii


APR 28
the scudetto


APR 24
From Beethoven, with love:      version 1      |     version 2


APR 21
Faith in Comics


APR 20

total revision of page on Calabria -text & images


APR 19
Up, up & away upon the Appian Way


APR 17
new discoveries in Paestum-"the little temple"


APR 14
Nabataeans & Pozzuoli


APR 13
UNESCO's Creative Cities Network


APR 12
Amalfi Maritime Museum re-opens


APR 11
recent work in Herculaneum


APR 11
40 Stabiae frecoes to be restored


APR 10

Easter Monday - Pasquetta


APR 9
add The Wizard's Secret to Food Page


APR 8

anchors or anchovies aweigh


APR 6-9

Potpouri & updates


APR 4

San Carlo Theater re-opens


APR 3

Games that language plays


APR 1
This is not April Fool's Day


MAR 31

Metro line #6 - the 'ghost train' is finished


MAR 30

Carmine Gallone - film director


MAR 29
update Italian Mediterranean refugee crisis


MAR 29
The Royal Palace on the Sea


MAR 27
OPUS Continuum 2023  -  The Golden Bough-pt.2


MAR 24
Good game - The Tumult and the Pouting


MAR 21
Swing into Spring


MAR 21
Holocaust Museum in Rome


MAR 20

James Hutton, geologist


MAR 19
Hey, Mom, can we talk? -Leonardo


MAR 17
OPUS Continuum 2023  -  The Golden Bough-pt.1


MAR 16
Algo & Rhythm vs the Scroll


MAR 15
Whatever happened to "the Italian Schindler"?


MAR 13
museums and archeo sites in ALL of Italy


MAR 11

Recent rumblings from our supervolcano, Big Archie


MAR 8

ALL museums in and archeo sites in Puglia!


MAR 7

National Archeological Museum of Manfredonia


MAR 5

from cash back to trash back


FEB 27
new on-line historical archive - San Carlo theater


FEB 27
obit for Bill Henderson


FEB 25
Soccer stars are ambifootstrous - plus the "hand of God"


FEB 23
add RAI documentary "Soul Thief" to Noschese


FEB 22
Alighiero Noschese - the Great Pretender


FEB 22
Massimo Troisi finally gets his degree.


FEB 21
The Carnival of...Where?


FEB 20

The most beautiful cave in the world


FEB 19
Totò stll house-hunting


FEB 18
The Rothschilds in Naples


FEB 17
Art exhibit - "Justice and Beauty"


FEB 16
Cleaning up antiquity - Paestum


FEB 14
Valentine's Day


FEB 14
New monitoring system at Pompei archeological site


FEB 13
Your triclinium or mine, dear?


FEB 11

Exodus of the not "tired, poor and huddled masses"


FEB 9

Italy's first train station ...uh... needs some work


FEB 8

The Kingdom's gone but the powder room lingers on - Capt. Archeo


FEB 7

Captain Archeo -Gabriele Zuchtriegel


FEB 5

How the mighty are fallen!


FEB 2
National Trust for the Environment - FIA


JAN 29
Holocaust Remembrance - saving their music


JAN 28
100 Italian films from 1942-78 to be saved


JAN 24
Nature - Maker of  fine movie sets around the world


JAN 23
The submerged  "Black Wave" mosaic at Baia


JAN 22
The most beautiful panorama in the world


JAN 21
"The Mouths of Vesuvius" at Herculaneum Virtual Museum


JAN 20

pssst, the babe in the boat has no panties


JAN 19
The Blessing of the Animals


JAN 18
New Oplontis museum


JAN 16
Diaspora and diasporas


JAN 15
Harry Warren - biographical info


JAN 13
Friday the 13th


JAN 12

Spring is just around...what?... it's here now?!


JAN 11

The Appian Way - UNESCO World Heritage


JAN 9

Roman concete - the real secret


JAN 8

House of the Vettii (Pompeii)


JAN 6

Befana Redux


JAN 2

Women's Little Christmas


JAN 1

A Foggy Day in Naples Town


HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2023 STARTS DIRECTLY ABOVE


DEC 28
The Living Presepe


DEC 28
When you wish upon a tree


DEC 26
"Titina" De Filippo


DEC 23
Edgar Degas and Naples


DEC 20

Getting Messi in the Manger


DEC 19
The Christian Alphabet


DEC 17
added text and image to Cola Pesce (Dec.13)


DEC 14
Sorry, that parking space is for the emperor


DEC 13
Legend of a teen-aged Aquaman - Cola Pesce


DEC 11
Neapolitan Stories and Legends - by B.Croce


DEC 10

Timeline of Jewish history in Naples


DEC 9

It's the most crowdiful tiiiiiiime of the year!


DEC 6

Jolly Old St. Nick - already?


DEC 5
The burial of a civilization


DEC 4

Wearily, wearily, wearily, wearily, life is....


DEC 3

John Milton in Naples


DEC 1

A meeting of the minds - all three of him


NOV 28
Venice squeaks by again but the outlook is bleak


NOV 27
Deadly mudslides on Ischia


NOV 26
wave of attacks on art in European museums


NOV 25
How to Cure the Munchies


NOV 24
Let me move the Christ Child over a bit


NOV 23
News on the old ex-English cemetery


NOV 22
complete revision of article on Torquato Tasso


NOV 20

The little professor who couldn't


NOV 18
word-games - palindromes & anagrams


NOV 17
The Aragonese castle on Ischia


NOV 16
add Violante Ferroni to "Women Artists"


NOV 15-2
Digitally restore painting -Gentileschi


NOV 15
It's beginning to look a lot like bag-pipes


NOV 13
Elena Ferrante - The Neapolitan Stories


NOV 12
Roman villa, Minori - restoring how the other half lived - pretty good


NOV 10

latest Etruscan news - new find of 24 statues in Tuscany


NOV 8

volcanoes - What are the odds that it's going to blow today?


NOV 7

IF U CN RD THS - shorthand and decoding the past


NOV 6

The Empire City-State Strikes Back!


NOV 4

History of the abbey of Monte Cassino


NOV 3

The Mysterious Case of the Coffee-Table of Debauchery


NOV 2

J.L.Stoddard, the most famous travel writer you've never heard of


NOV 1
Charles Dickens' Pictures from Italy


OCT 31
All-Sane Day!


OCT 29
the oblate spheroidization of ship-building


OCT 28
Duelling Pianos - Liszt vs that other guy


OCT 27
Virtual Archeological Museum of Herculaneum


OCT 26
A light from Iran shines in Massa Lubrense


OCT 25
The "pre-Risanamento"-rebuilding a city just takes a little time


OCT 24
Man does not live by sweet, stuffed communion wafers alone


OCT 22
new archeology tool at Pompeii


OCT 21
Paestum-Diver's Tomb - Just time for one last swim


OCT 20

Who's afraid of the big, bad Scrixoxiu?


OCT 19
National Archeological Museum, Cagliari, Sardinia


OCT 18
I hate to be a Kill-Fear, but...


OCT 17
Solfatara - still dangerous. Have a nice day.


OCT 15
What really happened to Santa Lucia?


OCT 14
Good news from the Kingdom of Neptune - photo shoot


OCT 13
O brave new Bronze Age


OCT 10

Book us for the eruption, dear. We can't miss that.


OCT 8

Velia archeo site - money talks, culture walks


OCT 6

Uh-oh. The snake is smoking! Brazilian Forces in Italy, WW2


OCT 4

John Oliver HBO - museums & art theft


OCT 2

FI - FI(E) - FO - FUM!...etc.


OCT 1

another great cable-car SNAFU!


SEP 30

"The days dwindle down..."   I can live with it.


SEP 29
Dear? Your hunting lodge or mine?


SEP 27
facsimile images from Innocents Abroad to MT's "Ascent of Vesuvius"


SEP 26
Nazario Sauro + perspective on WW1


SEP 24
On top of old Fagr...  Fafrks... Smokey, Fiery, and Icy


SEP 23
UNESCO and Etruscan sites


SEP 22
Etruscan "Cave Trails/Roads"


SEP 20

Med refugee crisis - a "Slaughter of the Innocents"


SEP 19
The Miracle of S. Gennaro- we are the agents of peace


SEP 18
Tomorrow is S. Gennaro - add S. Gennaro portal


SEP 15
The Vatican Museums


SEP 14
Add to Nestor's Cup


SEP 13
Why do we need another copy?- Polykeitos' Spear-Bearer


SEP 11

more stolen bits of antiquity come home


SEP 9

Neapolitan nursery rhymes


SEP 7

Two more from Adrian Borda - hard to explain


SEP 6

mystic cellos-photos by Adrian Borda & link to his gallery


SEP 4

Jeffmatt's Only Theorem - from John Booth


AUG 31

Nan Wynn, female vocalist dubber for Rita Hayworth-"I'm Old Fashioned"


AUG 30

Careful! Red-dot traffic


AUG 29
Return with us now to those thrilling days of Yestersurf!


AUG 28
proverbs - a bird in the hand takes two to tango


AUG 27
Drought lowers water levels and reveals ancient artifacts


AUG 26
megaliths and Donald Duck don't wear pants


AUG 25
If you chose "tall ship" --here


AUG 24
All I need is a giant violin and a star to steer her by


AUG 23
revise page on megalithic monuments


AUG 22
Why the word "fascinates" is so fascinating


AUG 21
Kurt Weill/Maxwell Anderson/September Song


AUG 20

revise underground city of Derinkuyu w/text & photo


AUG 19
new archaeology-largest agora in Magna Graecia


AUG 18
How ya gonna keep'em down on the farm...


AUG 17
I hope your city is for the birds


AUG 16
Old words. new definitions


AUG 15
revise Orvieto text & add Cathedral photo


AUG 14
Nothing happened today!


AUG 13
The Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro


AUG 12

Hannibal's Tomb


AUG 11

Battle of Cannae, Rome vs. Carthage, Hannibal


AUG 7

Drought in Europe, including Italy


AUG 6

Everyone's a comedian


AUG 4

Cartwheels? Jellyfish? Poached Eggs?


AUG 3
The Queen's Mandolin


JUL 31

What was Rodin's The Thinker thinking about?


JUL 22

The old earth-shaker's last ride


JUL 20

"It wasn't that much of a kiss"


JUL17-2
 Pillars of Creation- Blade Runner - Ruetger Hauer's 'death soliloquy'


JUL 17
Nice try, coppers! seizing beach front


JUL 16
nice supermoon seen from Positano


JUL 12

coffee & pasty - intra moenia style


JUL 11

eco-monster (Velia)


JUL 9

last word on a strange title


JUL 6

The Christ of Maratea vs. The Christ of the Andes


JUL 4

We Hold these Noodles to be Self-Evident


JUN 23

Pizzagate


JUN 10

notes about the cover of The Serpent Coiled in Naples


JUN 8

book release - The Serpent Coiled in Naples


MAY 24
list of articles from Luciano Mangiafico


MAY 22

The Young Sir Richard Burton in Naples


MAY 13
stigmatized and self-stigmatized dialects/languages


MAY 10

Herman Melville in Naples


APR 22

I can't quite get psyched for this


APR 18

Pasquetta - Easter Monday


APR 9

Art theft - I'm surprised anything is left!


APR 8

Napoleonic art plundering


APR 4

Brave New Time -two hairs past a freckle- Null island


APR 2

add to Apr.1 with section on BBC pranks


APR 1

April Fool's Day


MAR 30

total rewrite of The Bohemian Girl


MAR 27
Pope Gregory XIII - the calendar was still a good idea!


MAR 25
Catherine de'Medici redux - more than meets the eye!


MAR 24
Catherine de'Medici - party girl!
Physicians for Human Rights


MAR 20

The strange case of The Bohemian Girl


MAR 18
I forgot about St. Patrick's Day + Dwelt in Marble Halls


MAR 17
What Happened to Aenaria?


MAR 13
Let the seizures begin!


MAR 11

Penderecki - Auschwitz Oratorium - When whispers speak


MAR 8

Whispering Galleries


MAR 7

Finally. an oligarch when you need one!


MAR 1

Naples demonstration for Ukraine