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January, 1915 "Specter of Venice"



[Depicted in Indiana Jones Jr et le Spectre de Venise (Young Indiana Jones and the Specter of Venice), a novel written by French author Jèrôme Jacobs, published by Hachette Livre in 1998.]


  • At the top of 1915, Indiana and his father are back in Italy but this time in Venice, where a terrorist has threatened to set off bombs throughout the city. A few notable places mentioned are the Rialto Bridge and the Venice Theatre.


  • Venice - a renowned city in northeastern Italy that is comprised of a grouping of 118 small islands - separated by canals and linked by bridges. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and Piave rivers. Thanks to it’s architecture, artwork, and great history, the lagoon and city are listed as a World Heritage Site.

  • Rialto Bridge - one of four bridges spanning across the Grand Canal in Venice, the oldest bridge across the canal and the dividing line for the districts of San Marco & San Polo.


  • Venice Theatre (Teatro La Fenice) - an opera house and one of the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of theatre. In the 19th century it was the home to celebrated composers Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi.







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