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Óc Eo

Commemoration Volume, 1746–1946'', Calcutta, Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1948, pp.118-19; paraphrased in R. C. Majumdar, ''Ancient Indian colonisation in South-East Asia,'' Baroda, B.J. : Sandesara, 1963, pp.12-13. Archeological sites reflecting the material culture of Óc Eo are spread throughout southern Vietnam, but are most heavily concentrated in the area of the Mekong Delta to the south and west of Ho Chi Minh City. The most significant site, aside from Óc Eo itself


Elmina

West African headquarters for trade and exploitation of African wealth. The original Portuguese interest was gold but this later expanded to include tens of thousands of slaves channeled through the trading post of Elmina. The location of Elmina made it a significant site for reprovisioning ships headed south towards the Cape of Good Hope on their way to India. After years of Portuguese wealth on the Elmina Coast, the Dutch learned of the profitable activity taking place through Barent


Khiva

in hushed tones) that if Khiva didn't have a rivalry with nearby Bukhara, it would not be the significant site that it is today. In the 19th century only a strong central power was created and taxes and money were introduced. For a long period of time Khiva was one of the most important markets of slaves in Central Asia. Slavery. however, was formally abolished during the October Revolution of 1917 only. Khiva with its 94 mosques and 63 mederssahs is considered as an important center of Islam. Because of this significance, Khiva was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990. Climate Khiva almost has a two-season climate; with slivers of spring and fall in between frigid winters and blazing hot summers. It starts to get uncomfortably cold in Khiva by November, with temperatures hovering between -10°C and 5°C. The chill usually lasts well into mid-March; just in time for the '''Navruz''' holiday. Spring usually lasts around a month and a half and is usually one of the best times to visit. Summer arrives quickly, however, with temperatures reaching as high as 45°C by August. Luckily, it's a dry heat (rainfall and humidity are practically negligible) so walking around the city isn't too much of a burden. Get in Usually people travel to the regional capital of Urgench, whether it's by air, train, or taxi, and then take a taxi to Khiva. With the exception of flying where the rates are fixed (most of the time) you might be subject to ticket agents at the train or bus stations charging you a bit higher for a fare because you look like a tourist. Ask a guide or local for correct information, as Uzbeks are usually willing to assist you in getting the correct price. You will, however, be expected to haggle for the price of your cab everywhere, with the unusual exception of the taxi from the Urgench bazaar to Khiva (see "by car"). * WikiPedia:Khiva Commons:Category:Khiva Dmoz:Regional Asia Uzbekistan Localities Khiva


Siem Reap

, literally "Grand Port") is a province (provinces of Cambodia) ( khaet ) of Cambodia. It borders the provinces of Siem Reap to the northwest, Preah Vihear (Preah Vihear Province) to the north, Stung Treng to the north east, Kratie (Kratie Province) to the east, Kampong Cham (Kampong Cham Province) and Kampong Chhnang (Kampong Chhnang Province) to the south and the Tonle Sap to the west

they comprise the most significant site of Khmer architecture (Architecture of Cambodia). Visitor numbers approach one million annually. Access From Cambodia, the temple can be approached either by Tbeng Meanchey in Preah Vihear province or from Siem Reap in Siem Reap province via Anlong Veng. Although the highway is paved when it leaves Siem Reap, both roads are (occasionally) graded gravel once they begin to approach the Dangrek escarpment. In June 2006, it received permission


Jerusalem

Jerusalem ended around 970 BCE when his son Solomon became the new king. Biblical sources state that within a decade Solomon started to build the first of two Holy Temples within city limits—Solomon's Temple (or the First Temple), a significant site in Jewish and Christian history as the last known location of the Ark of the Covenant. The period of the First Temple was marked by the division of the United Monarchy at the time of Solomon's death (c. 930 BCE) when the ten northern tribes, originally


Egypt

, Egyptian conquest and domination of Nubia was achieved. right 300px thumb Nubian pyramids at Meroe (Image:Nubia pyramids1.JPG)This conquest brought about the Napatan Phase of Nubian history, the birth of the Kingdom of Kush. Kush (Kingdom of Kush) was immensely influenced by Egypt and eventually conquered Egypt. During this phase, we see the building of numerous pyramids and temples. Gebel Barkal in the town of Napata was a very significant site. Kushite pharaohs

the building of numerous pyramids and temples. Gebel Barkal in the town of Napata was a very significant site. Kushite pharaohs received legitimacy. Thirteen temples have been excavated and two palaces in Napata. Napata has yet to be fully excavated. Nubian pyramids were constructed on three major sites El Kurru, Nuri, and Meroe. Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt. Sudan contains 223 pyramids. They were smaller than Egyptian Pyramids. Nubian pyramids were


Portugal

Azambuja in 1482 on the site of a town or village called Amankwakurom or Amankwa. It was Portugal's West African headquarters for trade and exploitation of African wealth. The original Portuguese interest was gold but this later expanded to include tens of thousands of slaves channeled through the trading post of Elmina. The location of Elmina made it a significant site for reprovisioning ships headed south towards the Cape of Good Hope on their way to India. The Dutch West India


Netherlands

headquarters for trade and exploitation of African wealth. The original Portuguese interest was gold but this later expanded to include tens of thousands of slaves channeled through the trading post of Elmina. The location of Elmina made it a significant site for reprovisioning ships headed south towards the Cape of Good Hope on their way to India. The Dutch West India Company captured it in 1637 (Battle of Elmina (1637)); in subsequent centuries it was mostly used for the slave trade


Italy

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It is bordered on the north by the cities of Naples and Pozzuoli, on the east by Mount Vesuvius, and on the south by the Sorrentine Peninsula and the main town of the peninsula, Sorrento (Sorrento, Italy). The Peninsula separates the Gulf of Naples from the Gulf of Salerno. As of December 2011, the following 70 countries were members of UPOV List of UPOV Members published by Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, the People's Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, European Community, The European Community was the first intergovernmental organization to join. Finland, France, Georgia (Georgia (country)), ''UPOV Notification No. 106, International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, Accession by Georgia'', October 29, 2008. 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Zonta drove for Toyota for the subsequent four rounds, before being replaced by Italian (Italy) Jarno Trulli, who had left the Renault works team (Renault F1). Panis, meanwhile, announced his retirement from racing, and bowed out before the final race of the season in Brazil (2004 Brazilian Grand Prix) to allow Zonta, who had stepped aside for Trulli, to compete in his home race. Olivier Panis www.sportnetwork.net Retrieved 2 February 2007. Neither Trulli nor Zonta scored points for the team in those late season races, although Trulli qualified well in both Grands Prix (list of Formula One Grands Prix) he took part in. Toyota brought in ex-Jordan and Renault (Renault F1) designer Mike Gascoyne early in the year to oversee the development of the car, which improved during the year. The team scored just over half the points they scored in 2003, but equalled their best finish of fifth at the United States Grand Prix (2004 United States Grand Prix) with Panis and maintained their 8th place in the constructors' championship. Alan Henry ed. (2004) 'Panasonic Toyota Racing' ''Autocourse 2004 - 2005'' pp.66-67 Hazleton Publishing ISBN 1-903135-35-4 Their hit song, "I Can't Let Maggie Go" (who was also a top 10 hit in Italy, with a good Italian version made by the local group Equipe 84, entitled Un angelo blu - ''A blue angel'' -), enjoyed an unexpected reprise in popularity in the 1970s, when it was used as the soundtrack for a television advertisement for "Nimble (Hovis)", a bread produced for slimmers. '''Fondi''' (


Australia

, and is under La Trobe Street (La Trobe Street, Melbourne) at William Street (William Street, Melbourne), near the north western corner of the CBD, and takes its name from the nearby Flagstaff Hill (Flagstaff Hill, Melbourne), a significant site in Melbourne's early history. The '''Joy programming language''' in computer science is a purely functional programming language that was produced by Manfred von Thun of La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Joy is based


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