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  1. 17th-century French art is generally referred to as Baroque, but from the mid- to late 17th century, the style of French art shows a classical adherence to certain rules of proportion and sobriety uncharacteristic of the Baroque as it was practiced in most of the rest of Europe during the same period.

  2. Much of the work in a 17th-century farming community took place out of doors, so you will find costumed staff in the fields, gardens, and other work areas of the Village as well as in the houses. When you do encounter an empty house, feel free to explore the interior and garden.

  3. Honey bees are not native to North America. They were originally imported from Europe in the 17th century. Honey bees now help pollinate many U.S. crops like fruits and nuts. In a single year, one honey bee colony can gather about 40 pounds of pollen and 265 pounds of nectar.

  4. If historians are not yet agreed on the political motives of Louis XIV, they all accept, however, the cultural and artistic significance of the epoch over which he and his two 17th-century predecessors reigned. In their different ways—Henry IV’s interest lay in town planning, Louis XIII’s in the visual arts, and Louis XIV’s in the theatre and in landscape gardening—they all actively ...

  5. May 18, 2017 · So if you’ve ever wanted to talk like a 17th-century swindler, now’s your chance: Here are 30 choice entries from B.E.’s groundbreaking collection. 1. Addle-Plot.

  6. Sep 06, 2022 · The dead shall (not) rise — Archaeologists unearth remains of 17th-century female “vampire” in Poland Female skeleton was buried with sickle placed across her neck and a padlock on big toe.

  7. Sep 02, 2022 · Beware — you’re in for a scare. The remains of a “female vampire” have been uncovered by archaeologists at a 17th-century graveyard in Pień, Poland.

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