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Sanctuary or snow mountain enter by George Grie

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Sanctuary – Middle English, from Old French sainctuarie, from Late Latin s?nctu?rium, from Latin s?nctus, sacred, sanctify. Sacred place, especially the most sacred part of a sacred place. In ancient times and in the Middle Ages, a sanctuary served as asylum, a place of refuge for persons fleeing from violence or from the penalties of the law. To injure a person in sanctuary or to remove him from it forcibly was considered sacrilege. In Egypt the temples of Osiris and Amon offered the right of sanctuary. Under the Greeks all temples enjoyed this privilege, and certain ones, like the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, were known throughout the Mediterranean world as a haven for fugitives. In Rome fugitive slaves often sought sanctuary. Christian churches were given the right of sanctuary by Constantine I. Abuses of sanctuary, tending to encourage crime, led to its curtailment and abolition. Modern penal codes no longer recognize the right of sanctuary.

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  • sowhat
    sowhatover 6 years ago

    Do you have a PHD or just do a lot of research?

  • Jaredemic
    Jaredemicover 6 years ago

    Stunning!

  • catnip addict manor
    catnip addict ...about 6 years ago

    again, eeeeek!

  • taylorcoyne
    taylorcoynealmost 6 years ago

    you are an amazing artist.
    simply mind blowingly awesome.

  • JenLand
    JenLandalmost 6 years ago

    Amazing, stunning work!

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 6 years ago

    stunning;

  • angiejones
    angiejonesover 5 years ago

    great :o)

  • Barbara Anderson
    Barbara Andersonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful.

  • jewd barclay
    jewd barclayover 5 years ago

    Your work takes me somewhere else entirely…thankyou for the journeys…

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 5 years ago

    Thank you!! . . . I have just enjoyed a wonderful journey through your creations . . .

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