The Statistician and Economist Volume 13

The Statistician and Economist Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...with the finest water-supply in Europe. The mean temperature, Jannary, 47.: !"; July, 7H.4 Fahr. Frost seldom lasts over night, and snow falls on an average only 1 J$ days in the year. Borne has364 churches, with 7 basilicas, many of which are remarkable for their architecture and their decorations; of these, the cathedral of St. Peters is the largest and most sumptuous in the world. Founded A. D. 1450. Its building occupied 176 years; it was planned and commenced by Bramante, and carried on by Raphael, Peruzzi, Sangallo, and Michael Angelo. Length of the cathedral, 613 feet; width, 286 feet; height to top of cross, 4:14'; feet. The space covered by the buildings of St. Peter's is 240,000 square feet; and the cost, exclusive of the sacristy, bell towers, etc., was $50,000,000. The palace of the Vatican, adjoining St. Peter's, is Mid to contain 4,422 halls, chapels, and other apartments; it became the permanent residence of the Popes after their return from Avignon in 1377. The famous library of the Vatican, founded A. D. 1447, is probably the most valuable in the world; its museum of sculpture, the richest in the world, contains the Apollo Belvedere and the LaocOon. Ancient Rome.--According to the popular iccount, Rome was founded by Bomulus in 754 B. c. The remains of ancient Rome compriBe the Cloaca Maxima, a great subterranean tunnel, still In good repair, the aqueducts, the circus of Bomulus, toe Circus Maxlmus, the Coliseum, remains of the theatres of Marcel. Iur and of Fompey, the palace of the Cajsars, the temple of JEsculaplua, the temples of Concord, of the Sun, and of Vesta, the mausoleum of Augustus, in the Campus Mart iiiH the tomb of Ctecllla Metella, the Columbaria, on the Applan way, the Tarpelan rock, the Mamertine...
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933613
  • 9781236933614