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Florence, Italy!

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Quiz: How long did construction last in years to complete the Florence Duomo we see today?
The sites of Florence, Italy.
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Date 1999 to 2001
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1225 black table cell bar.jpg The Florence Duomo (Cathedral), dedicated to the Madonna, with the title "Saint Mary of the Flower". Construction 0f the Cathedral began on September 8, 1296. The bell tower of Florence Duomo began on in 1334 by Giotto and is refered to as "Giotto’s bell tower".

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1225 black table cell bar.jpg Giotto’s bell tower above. View of Florence from top of Giotto’s bell tower below.

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it florence 18190_19_20.jpg it florence 18191_15.jpg 400 black table cell bar.jpg The Baptistery bronze door "Gates of Paradise" by Lorenzo Ghiberti (east door) with scenes from the Old Testament. Stories of: Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, Abraham, Isaac and his sons Esau and Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, David, Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.

The mosaics inside the Baptistery dome.
400 black table cell bar.jpg The town hall of Florence (Palazzo Vecchio) originally called the Palazzo della Signoria. it florence 88662_18.gif
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1225 black table cell bar.jpg In Piazza Santa Trinita stands the Column of Justice with the sculpture of "Justice" on the top (above left). Bronze statue “Perseus with the Head of Medusa,” Perseus was the Greek hero who killed the Gorgon Medusa (above middle). The Fountain of Neptune in Piazza della Signoria (above right). Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is a Medieval bridge over the Arno River (below).

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400 black table cell bar.jpg Replica of a Galilean telescope. it florence 88663_03.jpg it florence 18190_09.jpg
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Answer to Quiz ==> 170 years of work.