The exhibit contains sealed glass containers of books and prints that, in some cases, were published 50 or more years before the American Revolutionary War. There is a print of the goddess Venus, part of a volume that celebrated the visit of Tuscan prince Ferdinando de’ Medici to Venice in 1688. We see “Vendetta of Love,” as described by the exhibit organizers as, “a 16th century pulp fiction novel” published in Venice with a woodcut frontispiece showing a woman stabbing herself with a knife. There are two flap books printed in Venice in the late 1500s with a print of a woman and chaperone on gondola. Underneath the flap is an illustration of two lovers embracing. In another picture is a courtesan showing her skirt raised to a Venetian senator.
The majestic mountains of Oregon seem mighty tall when you’re pedaling up them. After a long day in the saddle, bring your tired legs down to the massage tent. Our therapists use a variety of Swedish, deep-tissue and sports massage styles to keep you riding happy all week. Massage relieves muscle pain and tightness by stimulating circulation, clearing out the toxins that build up with extreme exertion and stopping spasms before they stop you from riding. Massage can be tailored to your pressure preferences and to the areas where you need it most.
The Roman Empire was among the most powerful economic, cultural, political and military forces in the world of its time. It was one of the largest empires in world history . At its height under Trajan , it covered 5 million square kilometres.   The Roman legacy has deeply influenced the Western civilisation, shaping most of the modern world; among the many legacies of Roman dominance are the widespread use of the Romance languages derived from Latin, the numerical system , the modern Western alphabet and calendar , and the emergence of Christianity as a major world religion.