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Yevpatoria

tour called "A Small Jerusalem" by analogy with the real one, the ancient part of this city gathered different religious denominations: Christians, Muslims and Jews. Walking down the ancient streets you will fell the atmosphere of multicultural heritage of Evpatoria and will have opportunity to teste a real Karaite's food. Do Kazantip Kazantip is an electronic dance music festival held every year, and the main reason fo tourists to arrive to the area


Stari Grad, Croatia

February 1, 2015 location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada One of the oldest towns in Europe, its position at the end of a long, protected bay and next to prime agricultural land, has long made it attractive for human settlement. Stari Grad is also a municipality within the Split-Dalmatia County. The most ancient part of Stari Grad falls within the UNESCO Protected World Heritage Site of the Stari Grad Plain, while the entire municipality lies within the surrounding


Gaza City

contained the Jewish and Christian quarters.) Most structures date from the Mamluk and Ottoman eras, and some were built on top of earlier structures. The ancient part of the Old City is about Israel has launched with at least 30 simultaneous missiles strikes on Hamas (w:Hamas) installations in Gaza City (w:Gaza City), causing heavy damage. F-16 fighters (w:F-16 Fighting Falcon) targeted security compounds in the city’s centre. Palestinian (Palestine) medical officials report that a United Nations school in Gaza City (w:Gaza City), which was being used as a shelter for civilians, took a direct hit from an Israeli (Israel) tank, killing more than 30 Palestinians on the 11 th day of the assault (w:2008–2009_Israel–Gaza_conflict). Israeli officials have stated that rocket fire had emerged from within the school. Doctors of the Kamal Adwan Hospital in Jabaliya report that an additional 10 people died at the hospital and they expect an increase in the casualties as more people may be on the way to the hospital.


Nablus

conducted during two operations near the towns of Jenin (w:Jenin) and Nablus (w:Nablus). An M-16 (w:M16 (rifle)) rifle was also discovered during the raid near Jenin. Troops also stormed the city of Nablus (w:Nablus) in the West Bank (w:West Bank) where at least nineteen people have been injured. Large explosions and automatic gunfire continue to be heard for the past three days from Jalazone (w:Jalazone) near Jerusalem (w:Jerusalem) and Balata (w:Balata) the ancient part


Aleppo

Square , the Liberty Square (Liberty Square (Aleppo)), the President's Square and Sabaa Bahrat Square (Sabaa Bahrat Square (Aleppo)). There is a relatively clear division between old and new Aleppo. The older portions of the city, with an approximate area of WikiPedia:Aleppo commons:Aleppo


Oslo

. The route is known as Saint Olav's Way. The main route, which is approximately 640 km long, starts in the ancient part of Oslo and heads North, along Lake Mjosa, up the Gudbrandsdal Valley, over Dovrefjell and down the Orkdal Valley to end at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. There is a Pilgrim's Office in Oslo which gives advice to Pilgrims, and a Pilgrim Centre in Trondheim, under the aegis of the Cathedral, which awards certificates to successful Pilgrims upon

''' or the '''Old Kings' Road''', was a pilgrimage route to the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, the site of the tomb of St. Olav. The main route is approximately long. It starts in the ancient part of Oslo and heads north along the lake Mjøsa, up the Gudbrandsdal valley, over the Dovrefjell mountains, and down the Oppdal and Gauldalen valleys to end at the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim.


Turin

tollfree fax hours price content is a trendy neighborhood north of Piazza Castello. It is the most ancient part of the city, and once was an unsafe area. But now there are many design shops (Marcopolo, via Sant' Agostino) and independent shops like Autopsie Vestimentaire or Born In Berlin in its pedestrian cobbled streets. Lots of cosy restaurants and outdoor trendy cafes and bars. For dog-lovers there is a dog park inside the fenced area around the Roman ruins. * WikiPedia:Turin Dmoz:Regional Europe Italy Regions Piedmont Localities Turin Commons:Category:Turin


Bulgaria

cities, the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast can satisfy any taste and during the days of the hot Bulgarian summer. Most of the towns and villages along the coastline can be traced back to Ancient Greece - the town of Nessebar, for example, has a central ancient part that is a UNESCO World Heritage site (UNESCO World Heritage List). Varna to the north, is the third largest city in Bulgaria - as an economical and tourist centre it is called the sea capital of the country. region4name Strandzha region4color #B3377D region4items region4description A relatively low mountain, Strandzha is known for the specific architecture that can be observed in Malko Tarnovo, Brashlyan and most other villages, the rich folklore and distinctive rituals, such as nestinarstvo (barefoot dancing on live embers), that preserve numerous pagan elements. Strandzha is an area with a large concentration of ruins of Thracian sanctuaries and sacrificial altars, dolmens and other archaeological objects. The mountain is also the home of the Strandzha National Park. region5name Upper Thracian Plain region5color #37E701 region5items region5description Some of the most developed cities in Bulgaria, such as Plovdiv and Stara Zagora are situated in the region. Northern Thrace is an area of lowlands along the rivers Maritsa and Tundzha, that are very fertile and rich in fossil fuels. The region is also rich in historical heritage: the Panagyurishte Treasure one of the best known surviving artefacts of Thracian culture, the Thracian Tomb of Kazanluk dating back to 4th century B.C. is a UNESCO World Heritage site (UNESCO World Heritage List), and Plovdiv (the second largest city in the country) is arguably the oldest city in Europe. region6name Rhodope Mountains region6color #719128 region6items region6description While not very high mountains, the Rhodopes are a preferred destination by many tourists because of the limited number of roads and the steep hills and the deep forests. The winter ski resort of Pamporovo is in the Rhodopes. "The home of Orpheus" - the Greek mythological poet that went to hell to save his loved one - is a region with a distinct cultural influence. Rhodope music is world famous: many foreign musicians have been fascinated by the sounds of Rhodopes and even the song ''Izlel e Delyu Haydutin'' performed by Valya Balkanska is one of the few performances included in the Voyager Golden Record selection of music, part of the Voyager 2 space probe, that is expected to play across space for at least 60,000 years. region7name Pirin Macedonia region7color #ADCD04 region7items region7description Named after the mountain Pirin the area includes the mountain itself, as well as the valleys of the rivers Struma and Mesta. The national park Pirin and the popular ski resort Bansko are part of the attractions of the region. The town of Blagoevgrad is the largest town in the area. It is known as a student town because two of the largest universities are in it. Pirin Macedonia is also a popular wine region. region8name Bulgarian Shopluk region8color #42F37D region8items region8description The capital Sofia, as the largest city of Bulgaria, dominates the economy of the region. Vitosha mountain just south of Sofia is a popular tourist destination used as a "get-away" from the hectic urban life. The "roof of the capital" as Vitosha is sometimes called, is convenient for weekend picnics and tourist strolls in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter. ''Shopluka'', however, also includes the highest mountain in the Balkans - Rila. Rila is the home of the ski resort Borovets, some beautiful glacier lakes, as well as another UNESCO World Heritage site (UNESCO World Heritage List) the Rila Monastery. region9name Balkan Mountains region9color #018300 region9items region9description The Balkan - the soul of the Bulgarian people. The mountain has a special meaning of a symbol in Bulgarian folklore and culture. It is the home of heroes and victories, the guardian fortress of the people, the cradle of all that is Bulgarian. The small towns in the foot of the mountain were the revolutionary centres of Bulgarians during the times of the Ottoman empire and many of the biggest heroes and cultural idols of Bulgaria were born in those towns. The national park Central Balkan is situated in the mountain and there are may places along the chain that are suitable for winter sports and tourism. Cities thumbnail Plovdiv (File:Plovdiv Bulgaria.jpg) * Sofia — the capital and lagest city in Bulgaria, featuring a nice town centre with a Reneissanse and modern influences, many parks including the National park "Vitosha" (which is just minutes away from the city centre), a good nightlife, over 250 historic landmarks and architectural monuments, and a great deal of cultural places of interest. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe * Burgas — though known for its commercial port (Port of Burgas) and oil refinery, the city has a picturesque waterfront, nearby downtown and rich shopping areas that make it popular with tourists. In recent years the city hosts the popular music festival "Spirit of Burgas" * Gabrovo — A popular tourist destination near the geographic the center of the country, providing quick access to other cities, such as Veliko Tarnovo and Kazanlak, as well as the Balkan Mountains and the ski-resort of Uzana (Nature Park Bulgarka). The architectural-ethnographic resort Etar (Nature Park Bulgarka) is situated near the town * Pleven — a historical city, famous for its Panorama monument and for its beautiful parks and fountains in the city centre * Plovdiv — the nation's second largest city, situated on the both banks of the Maritsa river, it boasts a lovely shopping promenade and many parks. An ancient city with influences from many epochs including a preserved ancient Greek amphitheatre, a Roman stadium, a "Bulgarian revival" style Old Town, and a variety of mosques, catholic cathedrals and orthodox churches all across the city. Plovdiv is also famous in the country for its hectic nightlife. Though the city has a modern lifestyle it is one of the oldest in the world and debatably - the oldest in Europe. Be sure also to take a side trip to Bachkovo Monastery which is about an hour away * Rousse — known as the "Small Vienna", the town centre offers an impressive architectural Baroque ensemble that cannot be found any place else within Bulgaria. The city boasts various places of interest among which the Sexiginta Prista Roman Castle, Rousse's Theatre, The House of Caliopa, and the Pantheon * Varna — the nation's third largest city is a lovely combination of a beach resort with a famous nightlife and an urban centre. Varna's coast garden is filled with entertainments and can also be appreciated by art lovers * Veliko Tarnovo — picturesque university city near the Yantra river that was the capital of medieval Bulgarian Empire and still has one of the best preserved medieval fortresses on its background Other destinations * Central Balkan National Park * Dragoman Marsh * Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex (Nature Park Bulgarka) (or just '''Etara''') - the open-air museum of Bulgarian crafts and culture of the 18th century in "Bulgarka" National Nature Park, near the town of Gabrovo * Pirin National Park Get in


Norway

footage of Erik's village and environments was shot in Norway, while the Hy-Brasil sequence was filmed in Malta. Artwork was made by Tolkien (J.R.R. Tolkien) artist Alan Lee (Alan Lee (illustrator)). Snorri Sturluson based his work on an earlier ''Ynglingatal'' which is attributed to the Norwegian (Norway) 9th century skald Þjóðólfr of Hvinir, and which also appears in ''Historia Norwegiae (Historia Norvegiæ)''. It tells the most ancient part of the story of the House of Ynglings (''Scylfings'' in ''Beowulf''). Snorri described the descent of the kings of Norway from this royal house of Sweden (List of Swedish monarchs). Snorri Sturluson based his work on an earlier ''Ynglingatal'' which is attributed to the Norwegian (Norway) 9th century skald Þjóðólfr of Hvinir, and which also appears in ''Historia Norwegiae (Historia Norvegiæ)''. It tells the most ancient part of the story of the House of Ynglings (''Scylfings'' in ''Beowulf''). Snorri described the descent of the kings of Norway from this royal house of Sweden (List of Swedish monarchs). The saga deals with the arrival of the Norse gods to Scandinavia and how Freyr founded the Swedish Yngling dynasty at Uppsala. Then the saga follows the line of Swedish kings until Ingjald (''Ingjald illråde''), after which the descendants settled in Norway and became the ancestors of the Norwegian King Harald Fairhair. Sources Norwegian-Swedish War When the Norwegian kingdom was reestablished by Olaf II of Norway, a new war erupted between Norway and Sweden. Many men in both Sweden and Norway tried to reconcile the kings. In 1018, Olof's cousin, the earl of Västergötland, Ragnvald Ulfsson and the Norwegian king's emissaries Björn Stallare and Hjalti Skeggiason had arrived at the thing (Thing (assembly)) of Uppsala in an attempt to sway the Swedish king to accept peace and as a warrant marry his daughter Ingegerd Olofsdotter to the king of Norway. The Swedish king was greatly angered and threatened to banish Ragnvald from his kingdom, but Ragnvald was supported by his foster-father Thorgny Lawspeaker. * Pop singer Kate Nash released a video including the cast skating round the piano as she played (2007). * In 2004, Norwegian State Railways celebrated their 150 year anniversary at Oslo Spektrum Arena in Oslo, Norway. As part of the show, the song Light at the End of the Tunnel was performed and at the end of the song a real NSB Class 73 locomotive in fullsize entered the stage. http: www.youtube.com watch?v ijog_nCMJ4M * In Germany, the show 'Wunsche Werden Wahr', where kids have their wishes granted, involved Starlight Express three times. One girl dressed up as Pearl and Performed Hilf Mir Verstehn (Make Up My Heart). Another dressed as Dinah and went skating with Greaseball. And thirdly, a small girl dressed as Pearl and performed 'Crazy' with the cast. Various attempts have been made to harmonize these kings from the Frankish annals with the legendary kings found in the accounts of traditional historians such as Saxo Grammaticus and the sagas. ''History of the Northmen, or Danes and Normans, from the earliest times to the Conquest'' (1831) by Henry Wheaton suggested that Hemming was a direct descendant of Ragnar Lodbrok, equating Sigefrid of the annals with Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, the traditional son of Lothbrok, while making successor Gudfrid Sigurd's brother. "Ragnar Lodbrok, who, from the throne of Lethra, swayed the united realms of the Danes and the Sviar (Swedes (Germanic tribe)), led the warlike youth of the North, in the train of his distant expeditions to the borders of Sweden and the coasts of England. His name even seems to have been unknown to the Franks, thought it afterwards became their terror in the person of another prince. His son Sigurd Snogöje, king of Jutland, took up arms against in the latter part of the eighth century. Peace was afterwards concluded between him and Charles (Charlemagne), and Sigurd extended his Sway over all Jutland, Scania, Halland, and a part of Norway. Sigurd fell in battle, and was succeeded in Jutland by his brother, Gudröd, called by the Franks, Godfrid, who as guardian of the young Harde-Knud (Harthacnut of Denmark) became regent of all Denmark. In the peace which Charlemagne subsequently concluded with '''Hemming, son of Sigurd''', and nephew of Gudröd, that politic conqueror did not attempt to impose Christianity upon the Danes, which could have been rejected by them as a badge of slavery." Henry Wheaton, "History of the Northmen, or Danes and Normans, from the earliest times to the Conquest" (1831), pages 173-174 An alternative reconstruction would make Gudfred identical to the Gudröd of Ynglingatal, semi-legendary king of Vestfold and himself son of Halfdan the Mild, who would then be the grandfather of Hemming. Henry H. Howorth, "Early Intercourse of the Danes and Franks", ''Transactions of the Royal Historical Society'', 6:147-182 (1877). This approach is followed by ''Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten'' (1978) by Detlev Schwennicke, which identifies the father of Hemming as "Sigurd" and reports him killed in the battle of Bardowick (810). Charles Cawley considers this connection to lack support from primary sources. ''Europäische Stammtafeln'' further suggests Halfdan the Mild to be a sibling to "Sigefrid, first King of Hedeby", "Harald, second King of Hedeby" (identified as paternal grandfather to Anulo and his siblings), and Geva, wife of Widukind. Profile of Halfdan and his children in "Medieval Lands by Charles Cawley Other scholars reject these identifications and the legends to which they attempt to link, only crediting the annals as representing authentic history. Donnchadh Ó Corráin, "High-kings, Vikings and other kings", ''Irish Historical Studies'', 21:283-323 (1979); R. W. McTurk, "Ragnarr Loðbrók in the Irish Annals?", in ''Proceedings of the Seventh Viking Congress'' (1976), pages 93-123 '''Håkon Melberg''' (January 1, 1911 - November 4, 1990) was one of Norway's foremost linguist (linguistics)s. He knew 42 languages and could communicate in an additional 20. Commons:Category:Norway Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Wikipedia:Norway


Tokyo

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