How the Judas Tree Got its Name
Via di San Gregorio
In Rome, the arrival of spring is heralded by the flowering of the city's many Judas trees. Judas Iscariot is said to have hanged himself from a Cercis Siliquastrum, to give the tree its proper name, after which its white flowers turned red.
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My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
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