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Incidents in the Paris Catacombs

The Paris catacombs are famous for their rich history and culture hidden beneath the hustle and bustle of the city. Paris was at one time rotting with bodies due to urbanization and over population within the city. This is why people decided to repurpose the city’s tunnels for the burial of bodies which helped rid… Continue reading Incidents in the Paris Catacombs

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Paris Catacombs

As Paris grew into a major European hub and started to house more and more people during the 1600s, by the 1700s it faced a major issue. Enough people had lived and then passed away in Paris that its cemeteries were now over flowing with bodies and there was no place to bury them anymore.… Continue reading Paris Catacombs

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What Treasures Were Held Inside Notre Dame Cathedral?

A building which took more than 200 years to build, but partly turned into ashes within no time, was the home to many treasures. The incident is not only hard to digest, but it also hurt the sentiments of the entire Christian community. Millions of tourists visit Notre Dame every year to witness the beauty… Continue reading What Treasures Were Held Inside Notre Dame Cathedral?

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Effects of the French Revolution

The French revolution was one of the major revolutions in the history of revolutions, having a drastic effect not only on France, but on other countries as well. There were various institutional changes that arose as a result of this revolution and it led to the introduction of equality before the law by removing all… Continue reading Effects of the French Revolution

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The French Revolution

The French Revolution started in 1789 and lasted until November 1799. It marked a critical turning point for the French. This revolution had a highly disturbing effect on France. During this time, alterations were made to the political structure, monarchy and feudal system. These were abolished and redesigned by the citizens of France. They were… Continue reading The French Revolution

Locations, Real Life Crime

Organized Crime in France

Organized crime in France is mainly based in some of its major and urban cities such as Grenoble, Lyon, Paris and Marseille. Organized criminals, singularly referred to as ‘les beaux voyous’ (the goodfellas) and collectively referred to as the French Mob, function and carry out their activities within Le Milieu (which translates to - the… Continue reading Organized Crime in France

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The Notre Dame Fire

The Fire Just recently, the Notre Dame Cathedral suffered a major tragedy that has shocked everyone. The medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris was engulfed by a major fire which destroyed the very famous landmark of France. The incident took place on April 15th and shook the entire structure, resulting in the roof to collapse… Continue reading The Notre Dame Fire

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Notre Dame Cathedral – Part 1

Notre-Dame de Paris, usually known as Notre Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral, located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The word Notre-Dame de Paris means “Our Lady of Paris”. It’s considered to be one of the best works of French Gothic architecture, and is basically consecrated to Virgin Mary. The elements that make this… Continue reading Notre Dame Cathedral – Part 1

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Tourism in Vienna

Although one of the Absolver books is based in Vienna, don't let it put you off visiting the "city of dreams" - there are many reasons why Vienna is well worth a visit. Vienna is an immensely intriguing city found in Austria, Europe. It is often known as the city of music because many world-renowned… Continue reading Tourism in Vienna

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Viennese Crime

Vienna is known for its beauty, its rich history pertaining to crafts such as cooking, baking, music and art as well as its amazing contribution to the field of psychology. An even more astonishing aspect of Vienna is that there is barely any crime found there! Austrian Law enforcement agencies are the ones who combat… Continue reading Viennese Crime