"...Augustus (Latin: Imperator Caesar Divi F. Augustus,[note 1] 23 September 63 BC – 19 August 14 AD) was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD....". [Wikipedia]
Quoted in my:
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Obsessed with the Flood 8 - two millenniums long bridge
Breaking news of today, the same day of 2000th anniversary of Augustus' death:
Clash of the Tornado in the skies of Ascoli: 4 pilots missing. The Air Force: "Our aim is to clarify"
August 19, 2014
Two Tornado Air Force were involved in a plane crash in the skies of the Marches. Some witnesses say they saw the two aircraft touch in flight, one of the two caught fire, and both have fallen to the ground. The Air Force has confirmed that in the plane crash involving two Tornado aircraft that were conducting a training mission in the area. The two Tornado that collided in flight in the skies over Ascoli Piceno came from the base of Ghedi (Brescia) and after flight training would have to return to base. The Air Force has sent a team of experts to the crash site for the first checks....Etc.
Above image - Tornado IDS Italian Air Force
Ascoli Piceno is the capital city of the region Marche and is located at the south border of the same region:
Above image - region Marche and Ascoli Piceno
The river Marecchia flows little over the northern border of the region Marche, within bordering region Emilia Romagna:
Above image - the valley of Marecchia river, exactly over the norther border of region Marche, the river goes in the Adriatic sea at Rimini, famous holyday center.
Again an excerpt from "Obsessed with the Flood 8 - two millenniums long bridge ":
"..18/06/2014 - 10:05
...RIMINI. A bridge over the empires. 14-2014 two thousand years of history is the title Ancient / This, the 16th edition of the festival "bridge" between classical and contemporary culture, who returns to Rimini 20 to 22 June.
The street was the theme of the past year, a hit from 5000 admissions. Bridge is the key word of this festival, which will celebrate two of two millennia: that the bridge over the river Marecchia wanted by the Emperor Augustus in the year of his death (14 AD) and completed by his successor, Tiberius, and the fact of the death of Augustus. A three-day not to be missed, including exhibitions, meetings, workshops for children. To realize this, the City has allocated a budget of € 40,000.
June 20: is a party to the 2000 years of Tiberius' Bridge......."
Above image:"........The Bridge of Tiberius (Italian: Ponte di Tiberio) or Bridge of Augustus (Latin: Pons Augustus) is a Roman bridge in Rimini, Italy. The bridge features five semicircular arches with an average span length of ca. 8 m. Construction work started during Augustus' reign and was finished under his successor Tiberius in 20 AD; an inscription thus calls the structure as "given by both emperors". The bridge was the only crossing of the Marecchia not destroyed by the retreating German army during the Battle of Rimini and is said to have resisted all attempts at destruction, including the ignition failure of explosive charges. The bridge is still open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, with the exception of heavy goods vehicles.......".
Yes, Iveco and Renault could do the job the TNT of Wehrmacht was not able to perform.... but please.... Who did order to German Wehrmacht (or SS?) to fail the blowing up of such an allegorical bridge?..... Perhaps this guy?
by Douglas Willinger: Monday, November 30, 2009
Wlodimir Ledochowski Great Roman General 1
Both Tornado fighters (crashed in proximity of Ascoli Piceno) were from Air Force base at Ghedi, near Brescia:
Arnold of Brescia (c. 1090 – 1155), also known as Arnaldus (Italian: Arnaldo da Brescia), was an Italian canon regular from Lombardy. He called on the Church to renounce property ownership and participated in the failed Commune of Rome.
Eventually arrested, he was hanged by the papacy, burned posthumously, and then had his ashes thrown into the River Tiber. Though as a religious reformer and a political leader Arnold failed, his teachings on apostolic poverty gained currency after his death among "Arnoldists" and more widely among Waldensians and the Spiritual Franciscans, though no written word of his has survived the official condemnation. Protestants rank him among the precursors of the Reformation.
|The History of Protestantism by J. A. Wylie|
Attired in his monk's cloak, his countenance stamped with courage, but already wearing traces of care, Arnold took his stand in the streets of his native Brescia, and began to thunder forth his scheme of reform. His townsmen gathered round him. For spiritual Christianity the men of that age had little value, still Arnold had touched a chord in their hearts, to which they were able to respond. The pomp, profligacy, and power of Churchmen had scandalized all classes, and made a reformation so far welcome, even to those who were not prepared to sympathize in the more exclusively spiritual views of the Waldenses and Albigenses. The suddenness and boldness of the assault seem to have stunned the ecclesiastical authorities; and it was not till the Bishop of Brescia found his entire flock, deserting the cathedral, and assembling daily in the marketplace, crowding round the eloquent preacher and listening with applause to his fierce philippics, that he bestirred himself to silence the courageous monk.
The bishop, deeming it hopeless to contend against Arnold on the spot, in the midst of his numerous followers, complained of him to the Pope. Innocent II. convoked a General Council in the Vatican, and summoned Arnold to Rome. The summons was obeyed. The crime of the monk was of all others the most heinous in the eyes of the hierarchy. He had attacked the authority, riches, and pleasures of the priesthood; but other pretexts must be found on which to condemn him. "Besides this, it was said of him that he was unsound in his judgment about the Sacrament of the altar and infant baptism." "We find that St. Bernard sending to Pope Innocent II. a catalogue of the errors of Abelardus," whose scholar Arnold had been, "accuseth him of teaching, concerning the Eucharist, that the accidents existed in the air, but not without a subject; and that when a rat doth eat the Sacrament, God withdraweth whither He pleaseth, and preserves where He pleases the body of Jesus Christ." The sum of this is that Arnold rejected transubstantiation, and did not believe in baptismal regeneration; and on these grounds the Council found it convenient to rest their sentence, condemning him to perpetual silence.
The opportunity passed. And then came Adrian IV., Nicholas Breakspear, the only Englishman who ever ascended the throne of the Vatican. Adrian addressed himself with rigor to quell the tempests which for ten years had warred around the Papal chair. He smote the Romans with interdict. They were vanquished by the ghostly terror. They banished Arnold, and the portals of the churches, to them the gates of heaven, were re-opened to the penitent citizens. But the exile of Arnold did not suffice to appease the anger of Adrian. The Pontiff bargained with Frederic Barbarossa, who was then soliciting from the Pope coronation as emperor, that the monk should be given up. Arnold was seized, sent to Rome under a strong escort, and burned alive. We are able to infer that his followers in Rome were numerous to the last, from the reason given for the order to throw his ashes into the Tiber, "to prevent the foolish rabble from expressing any veneration for his body."....".
by Christo Stiliyanov:
As you all probably already know, Byzantium extended the dominion in Italy. Little north to the river Marecchia there's the city Ravenna (ancient Etruscan/Raseni name with proto-slovane root in "raven" which means "plain surface"):
The Basilica of Sant' Apollinare Nuovo is a basilica church in Ravenna, Italy. It was erected by Ostrogoth King Theodoric the Great as his palace chapel during the first quarter of the 6th century as attested to in the Liber Pontificalis). This Arian church was originally dedicated in 504 AD to "Christ the Redeemer".
It was reconsecrated in 561 AD, under the rule of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I, under the new name "Sanctus Martinus in Coelo Aureo" ("Saint Martin in Golden Heaven"). Suppressing the Arian cult, the church was dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, a foe of Arianism. According to legend, Pope Gregory the Great ordered that the mosaics in the church be blackened, as their golden glory distracted worshipers from their prayers. The basilica was renamed again in 856 AD when relics of Saint Apollinaris were transferred from the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe because of the threat posed by frequent raids of pirates from the Adriatic Sea.
On the upper band of the left lateral wall are 13 small mosaics, depicting Jesus' miracles and parables; and on the right wall are 13 mosaics depicting the Passion and Resurrection. However, the flagellation and crucifixion are lacking. They describe the parts of the Bible that were read aloud in the church during Lent under the rule of Theodoric the Great. On the left, Jesus is always depicted as young, beardless man, dressed as a Roman Emperor. On the right, Jesus is depicted with a beard. For the Arians, this emphasized that Jesus grew older and became a "man of sorrows", as spoken of by the prophet Isaiah. These mosaics are separated by decorative mosaic panels depicting a shell-shaped niche with a tapestry, cross, and two doves. These mosaics were executed by at least two artists.
Exarchate of Ravenna
".......The Exarchate of Ravenna or of Italy was a center of Byzantine (East Roman) power in Italy, from the end of the 6th century to 751, when the last exarch was put to death by the Lombards............"
As you can see the bridge of Augustus, the crash site and the Exarchate are pretty intermingled among themselves:
Above image . elaborated from original in:
"The Exarchate (orange) and the Lombards (gray) in 590"
.....The last 10 days of August have especial importance from a religious-sensible point of view........."
[Dr. Tatyana Koryagina - see References]
".......As you can easily verify, it was the same Barbarossa to erect the “Königspfalz”, the emperial seat in the city of Kaiserslautern, about 25 kilometres away from the today’s base of Ramstein. Kaiserslautern, together with other four German cities, has been appointed “Barbarossastadt” (“city of Barbarossa”) cause the long sojourn spent by that emperor in those cities.............".
Friday, August 28, 2009
28th AUGUST, a day as many others.......
Thanks to a hint given by Christo Stiliyanov, I believe that the case of the Massacre of Ramstein has been definitively unraveled:
".....on the 28th of August, on the feast of the Dormition/Assumption of Mother of God .... was discovered a canvas with a portrait of the son of Emperor Nicholay II, prince Alexey. Dated around 1914.... Miraculously left untouched by the bolsheviks and Nazis. ...":
сряда, 13 август 2014 г.