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The Falcon Banner has posted a new item, 'On This Day: February 7, 1497. Bonfire of the Vanities'
On this day in 1497, Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola and his supporters burned thousands of objects that were condemned as sinful. This included mirrors, cosmetics, fine clothing, playing cards, musical instruments, books, paintings and sculpture.
This was the best known, but not the only, or even the first such burning. They were known in Italian as falò delle vanità, or bonfire of the vanities.You may view the latest post at http://falconbanner.
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