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12 March 2000

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on Il Centro - Quotidiano d'Abruzzo and Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition.

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12 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

From the Warrior to the necropolis / Dal Guerriero alle Necropoli, by Anna Maria Sestieri - Archeological Superintendent for Abruzzo
Last december within the joint Abruzzo-Marches Progetto Piceni an exhibition was inaugurated in Frankfurt über Main; interest has now grown on the ancient Adriatic civilizations of the late Bronze Age, finally defeated by the Romans in 295 B.C. From 4 march the exhibition has moved to Ascoli Piceno and Teramo. In the article a description of the best pieces.

12 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

Torricella Peligna - Typical dish for Carnival / Carnevale col piatto tipico
An "ambrosiano" (= after the beginning of Whitsuntide) Carnival at Torricella Peligna: a tourist stand with an info center, street artists, puppeteers, and, at 14.30, band and parade of allegorical pageants, then typical products (pizzelle) and to finish a bonfire to burn the figure of Carnival.

12 March 2000 - Il Centro

Sulmona - Centro celestiniano and Valle peligna on the Internet / Centro celestiniano e Valle Peligna viaggiano su Internet
At the Url http://www.celestino.com there are tourist offers, information on the area, a cultural section and virtual guides devoted to Sulmona, Campo di Giove, Pescocostanzo and Scanno.

12 March 2000 - Il Centro

Civitella Casanova - Techno music against the war / Un tedesco che usa la techno contro la guerra
Thomas Grippo, 19 years old from Stuttgart, Germany, speaks three languages, and wants to become a songwriter. While studying in Penne he made his first songs, "Forever destination" and "Where is the peace" speaking against all the wars now going on in the world.

11 March 2000 - Il Centro

"Rue de Manoppello" in Marcinelle to remember Abruzzese miners / Una strada per ricordare la tragedia del '56, by Walter Teti
A new street in Belgium leading to the entrance of the mine where on 8 august 1956 263 miners died (among whom 136 italians, 61 Abruzzese and 24 from Manoppello), will be called "rue de Manoppello". To the inauguration next 28 april the whole administration of Manoppello are invited. Mayor Giorgio De Luca is happy that after 50 years Belgium still honors its foreign victims. The mining tradition in Manoppello dates back to thousands of years.

11 March 2000 - Il Centro

Manoppello - The volto santo is the veil that disappeared 400 years ago / è la tela sparita 400 anni fa, by Adriana Settuario
In an international congress in Pescara Padre Heinrich Pfeiffer reconstructs the story of the Volto Santo in Manoppello - he is sure it is the Veronica (true icon) of Jesus. In 1608 the veil mysteriously disappered from a chapel in Rome then appeared again in 1618 in Manoppello, to be forgotten for almost 400 years. The image disappears in direct light - scientific analysis has shown no trace of paint. The story goes that nobleman De Fabritiis received the icon from a soldier's wife in exchange for her husband's freedom, then he donated the relique to the Capucine friars. Recent studies began when sister Blandina Paschalis Schloemer showed the perfect correspondence between the Volto Santo and the Sindone in Turin.