Friday, May 24, 2013

Bonfire of the Vanities

Bonfire of the Vanities (here by SkyWalter) - On February 7, 1497, Florentine friar Girolamo Savonarola led his followers in burning thousands of books and artworks in a public ceremony. They saw this as an act of piety, believing that these works were temptations to sin.

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