The spiral is a decorative and frequent symbolism with ancient origins. Probably it was used in its origins by Celts as a symbol of the expanding universe and life dinamicity. A spiral in San Gimignano (Si) Like other … Read More
Discovering Indagini e Misteri
Indagini e Misteri is a blog of travel and adventure, that originates from the passion and personal research of its authors, Samuele and Daniela. It was born as an instrument of critical investigation aimed at deepening the sense of the mystery in the history and art, throghout the study of ancient cultures, of its symbols and iconic objects.
Indagini e Misteri is an ideal frontier, since it is located on the boundary among different ancient cultures, civilizations, ages and contexts, as a priviliged observer. This is the epoché of the ancient Greeks, the suspended judgment, accompanied by a strict historical-scientific approach which can lead the spirit of the discovery.
After the year 1000 the Church faced a great change and several conflicts, both internal and against the temporal power authorities. In 1054 the Great Schism of the East Church has had place, due to significant divergences. The … Read More
“And I saw a beast full of blasphemous names coming out of the sea, which resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. He opened his mouth to blaspheme … Read More
Since his appearance the Homo sapiens has engraved important historical and symbolic evidences on the rock. They are known as rock carvings or petroglyphs, which are graffiti obtained by pointed tools. Archaeologists have found rock carvings in many places over … Read More
The term “labyrinth” certainly comes from the Greek labýrinthos (λαβύρινθος), also derived from Labrys, a particular axe with a double blade. This weapon symbolized the government of the King of Crete, Minos. Hence, in ancient times the “labyrinth” was considered … Read More
During the 11th and 12th century Europe faced a process of political, social and artistic renovation. In this period the feudalism and the communes originated, particularly in Italy. The Romanesque was an architectural and artistic style that mostly reflected the … Read More
The St. John’s Knot  is an ancient symbol dating back to many centuries before Christ, that has its origins in Northern Europe. The symbol appears in a 5th century BC remain, known as “Hablingo Stone” which was found at … Read More
The Vesica Piscis, known also as Almond, is a decorative symbol used by several cultures from Europe, Asia and Middle East. Graphically it is the central part of a figure obtained by the overlap of two circles. In fact, the … Read More
The term “Christograms” defines a combination of Greek or Latin words which indicates the name of Jesus Christ. The need to shorten the name of Christ was born during the Christian persecutions of the first centuries. However, the Christograms were … Read More