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Biochronological and palaeobiogeographical significance of the earliest Miocene mammal fauna from Northern Vietnam

Antoine, Pierre-Olivier ; Made, Jan van der ; Métais, Grégoire ; Phuc, Laq The ; Quan, Quý Tr??ng ; Schneider, Simon ; Tran, Dang Ngoc ; Vasilyan, Davit ; Viet, Luong The ; Böhme, Madelaine

In: Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 2018, vol. 98, no. 2, p. 287–313

Current scientific knowledge of Tertiary fossils from south of the Ailao Shan-Red River shear zone is extremely poor, in sharp contrast with the situation nowadays, as the area of Laos and Vietnam is regarded as a global hotspot of biodiversity. In this context, the few localities that yielded fossil assemblages are of first importance for the understanding of Cenozoic palaeobiogeography and...

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Marian Cult-sites along the Venetian sea-routes to Holy Land in the Late Middle Ages

Bacci, Michele ; Campobasso, Gianvito ; Dermitzaki, Argyri ; Scepanovic, Vesna ; Schiffhauer, Angela ; Zoitou, Sofia

In: Le Vie della Misericordia, 2017, p. 81-106

The present paper discusses materials collected and analysed in the frame of a research project coordinated by Michele Bacci at Fribourg University and supported by the Swiss National Found. It focuses on the spread of Marian cultic phenomena along the maritime routes between Venice and the Holy Land, which corresponded to the major commercial itineraries among territories mainly belonging to the...

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An Armenian Pilgrim in Medieval Italy. Cult and Iconography of St. Davinus of Lucca

Bacci, Michele

In: Armenian Studies Today and Development Perspectives, proceedings of the international congress (Yerevan, Armenian Academy of Sciences, 15-20 September 2003), 2004, p. 548-558

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A Sacred Space for a Holy Icon: The Shrine of Our Lady of Saydnaya

Bacci, Michele

In: Hierotopy. Studies in the Making of Sacred Spaces. Material from the International Symposium, 2004, p. 132-134

The monastery of Our Lady of Saydnaya, located 22 km east of Damascus, still proves to be one of the most important cult-centres of present-day Syria; although it is inhabited and controlled by Christian (i.e. Greek Orthodox) nuns, its church, housing a very famous icon of the Virgin Mary, is daily visited also by a great many Muslim worshippers. Its renown dates back to the late 12th century,...

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Greek Painters Working for Latin and Non-Orthodox Patrons in the Late Medieval Mediterranean

Bacci, Michele

In: Crossing cultures: conflict, migration and convergence: the proceedings of the 32nd International Congress of the History of Art, Melbourne, 2009, p. 196-201

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First record of fossil anguines (Squamata; Anguidae) from the Oligocene and Miocene of Turkey

Čerňanský, Andrej ; Vasilyan, Davit ; Georgalis, Georgios L. ; Joniak, Peter ; Mayda, Serdar ; Klembara, Jozef

In: Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 2017, vol. 110, no. 3, p. 741–751

Fossil anguine lizard specimens from several Turkish localities are described in this paper. The material comes from ten different localities, spanning a large geographic area consisting of both parts of the European Turkey and Anatolia, and ranging in age from the Oligocene to the Late Miocene. In certain cases, the generic determination was possible and, accordingly, members of Ophisaurus...

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A revision of the trionychid turtle Procyclanorbis sardus Portis, 1901 from the late Miocene of Sardinia (Italy) = Une révision de la tortue trionychidé Procyclanorbis sardus Portis, 1901 du Miocène supérieur de Sardaigne (Italie)

Georgalis, Georgios L. ; Zoboli, Daniel ; Pillola, Gian Luigi ; Delfino, Massimo

In: Annales de Paléontologie, 2017, vol. 103, no. 2, p. 127–134

Procyclanorbis sardus Portis, 1901 is the first fossil trionychid turtle described from Sardinia. This late Miocene taxon was originally considered to have affinities with the African and southern Asian cyclanorbines. We here redescribe in detail the holotype specimen of this species, which has suffered severe degradation since its original publication. A comparison between the original state of...