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Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum, also known as Musée du The Louvre is a famous museum in Paris, France. It was a fortress that originated in the late 12th century, and now is the renowned museum where the painting of Mona Lisa is located.

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What is the square footage of 12 x 20 room?

The square footage of the room is determined by the floor dimensions. So if you have a 12 x 20 room the square footage is 240 square feet.

Is Mary Magdalene really buried beneath the inverted pyramid in the Louvre?

Your guess is as good as anyone's. If you read certain popular contemporary literature as non-fiction instead of fiction, then I guess you can fairly make the claim of yes, since it's not likely that the floor of the Louvre will be destroyed or dug up anytime soon to check the veracity of that claim. However, for those who picked up their copy of that certain popular literature, to which this answer previously referred, in the Fiction section of their local bookstore, it should be noted that, as exciting, engrossing, and entertaining as the story is, there is no evidence to support the claim put forth by the novel in regard to the final resting place of Mary Magdalene. To be fair, however, it should be mentioned that there is no evidence to support that it's not true either. However, the burden of proof lies in proving what did happen rather than what didn't. So, as far as history, most churches, those who are capable of separating fact from fantasy, Louvre Officials, Historians, Theologians, Archeologists, and the French Government are concerned, until proven otherwise, the remains of Mary Magdalene are not underneath the Louvre in a grave covertly marked by the inverted pyramid.

AnswerI think that she is not...because if you think of it logically...how was she even related to anything French?

Okay, the person that typed the sentence right above me is stupid you know why? When Mary Magdalene realized that she was pregnant with the baby of christ ,her and someone else fled out of the holy land and traveled to France when she got their she had her baby and the people of France were going through something called the Witch Hunt where they believed that all women are bad and they killed Mary magdalene and put her in a sacred tombstone and supposedly that tombstone IS under the pyramid inside the Louvre.

Another answerInterestingly the above answerer calls the previous one stupid. Then goes on to tell us that Mary Magdalene was pregnant with Christ's child. Who is the stupid one?

The part of the puzzle that I don't understand is couldn't someone at the Louvre find out if the sarcophagus is actually there? Someone at some time must have put it there, if it really is there, and I'm certain they would have told subsequent managers of the museum that it was there. And if that's not the case, couldn't someone just go and check?? Maybe I'm wrong, and there is no way to enter the basement of the Louvre. But it would be odd if the basement was completely sealed off.

Discussion:

Okay this is not a public chat site...as some sites that encourage such stress-reduction methods are. Anybody who would like to answer this question should come forward and straightaway find himself/herself doing so. We teen researchers are being misled by these unusually embarrassing comments on each others' answers!!!

-Durjoy, 16, India

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"Magdalene" is derived from the Hebrew word "Migdol" or "Tyre". The English word for "Tyre" is derived from Israel's ancient name for Tyre or Rock (Tsor) and it is the word from which English gets 'tower', 'tyre', 'tour', 'town', 'turret'. "Migdol" or "Magdala" was a nick-name the ancient Israelites gave to the people and cities of Tyre. In circa 940 BC, Solomon gave twenty cities in Northern Israel to Hiram II of Tyre. The latter was actually displeased by this according to the Biblical record. These cities, and other Phoenician cities, got the nickname because of the towers the Phoenicians traditionally built on their cities (to defend the precious merchandise contained therein).

One such place was Magdala on Lake Capernaum (Galilee, Tiberius). However, there seems to be little evidence of a tower in that particular case. There probably would not have been towers (or turrets) there because the commercial treasure in that place was fish in the lake. The Phoenicians were animal traders and fish farmers as well. "Tyre" or "Phoenicia" were bywords for commerce.

The real question is why a Phoenician woman would be chosen to be the world's representative at the Garden of the Tomb when Jesus resurrected. Firstly, in the Mediterranean world, Phoenicians were the most evil people in the world. Greek playwright Menander always used Phoenicians as the baddie. The Syro-Phoenician woman who pleaded with Jesus to heal her daughter from a demon, with Jesus seeming extremely reticent - hardly the 'Gentle Jesus meek and mild' of the lullaby - was obviously seen as a baddie in that episode. Of course, that was part of Jesus' message. He came to save the sinners. He consented to healing that woman's daughter and Mary Magdalene is probably that daughter.

What most people overlook is that two ancient Israelite prophets, Elijah and Elisha, both resurrected a Phoenician woman's son (Apologies, not "daughter" as said in a previous edit) in the 9th century BC. That was at a time when Israel was rejecting the messages of Elijah and Elisha. A similar situation existed in circa 29 AD when Jesus met that Syro-Phoenician woman.

The obvious conclusion from all this is that just as Elijah and Elisha resurrected the dead son of a Phoenician woman, the Son of God resurrected and was first seen by a (very sinful, baddie) Phoenician woman's daughter. One may say this is all rubbish but it is difficult to see how, why or under what circumstances a succession of Jewish scribes between 800 BC and 50-60 AD put such odd and very un-Jewish stories or fables in the collection of books known as the Bible. One would have thought the examples of Elijah and Elisha, and the embarrassing reflection on Israel, would have been long deleted from the record. It is strange that they were retained, even after Jesus referred to them when he castigated the adherents at the synagogue in Capernaum.

The wisest course of action is to accept the historicity of these accounts, not worry about where she was buried and recognise that Mary Magdalene confirms the accuracy of the accounts about the Resurrection of Jesus, hence the events leading to that resurrection, i.e., the death and burial and the events leading to the death of Jesus, i.e., in His Ministry etc., etc., back to His (miraculous) birth as a human and back further all the way back to His Eternal existence as Creator. The whereabouts of the Magdalene's body is unimportant compared to these other matters. Most likely, the bodies of Mary, her mother, Elisha (Elijah ascended to heaven to return to us at a later date, probably quite soon) are resting undisturbed in places that only the Lord will find at "The Resurrection" of all believers.

Why was the le Louvre built?

It was built because King Philippe Auguste in 1190 wanted it to protect Paris but later it turned into a palace. Then the throne was moved to a different place and that place was later turned to a museum as like right now. After it became a museum, a lot of changes were made like the glass pyramid.

How do you get from Disneyland Paris to the Eiffel Tower?

Directions From the Eiffel tower to Disneyland Paris

These are, perhaps, the most complicated metro directions in all of Paris, because, in fact, the Eiffel Tower is the least accessible (via metro) monument in all of Paris! Not to say it isn't accessible, because it is. It's just that most everywhere else in Paris has a metro within snapping-fingers distance. At the Eiffel Tower, you actually have to walk a few blocks to get to one.

Your best bet is to take either the Bir-Hakeim metro stop (line 6 - direction to Nation), then change at Nation to RER line A to Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy station. This is the simplest route, from downtown Paris to the front gates of Disneyland.

Or take the École Militaire metro (line 8 - direction Créteil-Prefecture), and change at Gare de Lyon to RER line A to Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy station.

Or from the RER C station "Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel" (the station is near the bridge), take the RER line C direction "SAINT MARTIN D'ETAMPES", change stations at "Saint-Michel Notre-Dame", take RER line B towards "AEROPORT CH.DE GAULLE 2-MITRY CLAYE", change stations at "Chatelet-Les Halles", take RER line A towards "MARNE LA VALLEE-BOISSY SAINT LEGER". This should be the fastest route, but you have an additional change of station.

What is a Louvre damper?

A Louvre damper is a flu-gas flow control device, analogous to a Venetian blind, that fits between a furnace's flu gas outlet and its chimney; operation of an external lever causes the slats to rotate up to 90 degrees in unison as the damper moves from fully opened to fully closed and visa versa.

When does the louvre open?

The Louvre opens Monday, and Wednesday thru Sunday at 9:00 am. It is closed on Tuesday.

What paintings are in the same room as the Mona Lisa?

In the Denon wing, 1st floor, room 6, you will find 22 paintings, Mona Lisa and the following 19 Italian paintings, one Flemish and a French one:

Camille Corot (French): Woman with a Pearl (not the famous Vermeer one!)

van Calcar (Flemish): Portrait

Dosso Dossi: Portrait of a Man

F Brusesorci: Holy Family with a Saint

de Pitati: Virgin and Child

Palma Giovane: Portrait of a Man

Palma Veccio: Adoration of the Shepherds

G Savoldo: Self Portrait

J Bassano: 5 mythological subjects

Tintoretto: Old Man wirh a Handkerchief

Tintoretto: Self Portrait

Tintoretto; Paradise

Tintoretto: Susanna and the Elders

Tintoretto: Portrait of a Nobleman

Titian: Ecce Homo

Veronese: Holy Family with Saints

Veronese: Road to Calvary.

How long has the Louvre been here for?

As a public museum - since 1793 (216 years) if it is still 2009. In 2010 it will be 217 years and so on

Where do you go in Paris to buy a painting from a Parisian artist?

== == There are actually many places, but the most abundant concentration of street artists in Paris is in Montmarte. Montmarte is a sort of bohemian artistic community in Paris. Atop this 300 foot hill is the Sacre Coeur, a basilica that is, of course, open to the public, and a virtual street market of artists. Here you can walk amongst the artists as they paint, view their work, converse with them, and purchase pieces you like. There is an artistic style for everyone to be found in Montmarte and on canvasses to fit into the available space in everyone?s luggage and budget. Aside from art, Montmarte is also a good place to venture into if you are in search of cheap food and drink or more traditional souvenir items at a reasonable price. Be forewarned of the walk, though. Getting to the top of Montmarte is no small feat. If you take the Metro, get in line for the elevator as you disembark the train. There will be a line which will make it tempting to take the stairs, but you will be glad you waited.

When you get over a year behind in payments is there anything you can do?

Most lenders will freak out if you call, but, what the heck? Call 'em. FROM A PAY PHONE 75 miles away. Better yet, try to get 3500 cash from other sources, then make a payoff offer to the original lender. Goood Luck

Is Mona Lisa on tour from the Louvre?

No, it has been said she is never to leave the Louvre again.

She has been exhibited elsewhere twice: from December 1962 to March 1963, the French government lent it to the United States to be displayed in New York City and Washington D.C.. In 1974, the painting was exhibited in Tokyo and Moscow.

Walking distance from Louvre to Notre-Dame?

From the Louvre Pyramid to Notre Dame cathedral, the walking distance is 1.7 km - about 20 to 25 minutes walking mostly on the banks of the Seine river.

What is the square footage of 20 X 30?

For a rectangle, the area is the length times the width.

A = L x W = 20 x 30 = 600 square feet

Where is the starter located on a 1996 Buick Le Sabre?

Follow the "red" hot wire from the battery and u always find the starter.