Italy 2018 Apulia and Matera

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Italy. Apulia Region. Locorotondo. Chiesa Rettoria Madonna della Greca (Church of Greca) is a  Roman Catholic church. The crucifixion of Jesus occurred in 1st-century Judea, most likely between AD 30 and 33. Jesus' crucifixion is described in the four canonical gospels, referred to in the New Testament epistles. According to the canonical gospels, Jesus was arrested and crucified by the Romans. Stripped of his clothing, he died some six hours later. Collectively referred to as the Passion, Jesus' suffering and redemptive death by crucifixion are the central aspects of Christian theology concerning the doctrines of salvation and atonement. Locorotondo is a town and comune with a population of about 14,000.  On the wall, a painting of an olive tree. The olive, known by the botanical name Olea europaea, meaning "European olive", is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, found in the Mediterranean Basin. The olive's fruit, also called the olive, is of major agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region as the source of olive oil. The tree and its fruit give their name to the plant family. The city is known for its circular structure which is now a historical center, from which derives its name, which means "Round place". Apulia (Puglia) is a region in Southern Italy. 5.12.18  © 2018 Didier Ruef