Saints Cosmas and Damian, twin brothers who were physicians and early Christian martyrs, painting, 1530-32, by Garcia Fernandez, d. 1565, in the Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, Coimbra, Portugal. The museum was opened in 1913 and renovated 2004-2012. The city of Coimbra dates back to Roman times and was the capital of Portugal from 1131 to 1255. Its historic buildings are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Saints Cosmas and Damian, twin brothers who were physicians and early Christian martyrs, painting, 1530-32, by Garcia Fernandez, d. 1565, in the Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, Coimbra, Portugal. The museum was opened in 1913 and renovated 2004-2012. The city of Coimbra dates back to Roman times and was the capital of Portugal from 1131 to 1255. Its historic buildings are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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