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Lalibela

in Washington, D.C. Through donations and matching funds, WMF has worked with local community and government partners worldwide to safeguard and conserve places of historic value for future generations. To date, WMF has worked at more than 500 sites in 91 countries, including many UNESCO World Heritage Sites (World Heritage Site). WMF has worked at internationally famous tourist attractions as well as lesser-known sites. Highly prominent projects are many temples at Angkor, Cambodia, starting in 1990, including Preah Khan and Phnom Bakheng; the Château de Chantilly in Chantilly, France; many structures in Rome, including the Temple of Hercules, Santa Maria Antiqua, and the House of Augustus; several sites on Easter Island; various sites at ancient Luxor in Egypt; Lalibela in Ethiopia; San Ignacio Miní in Argentina; the ancient Maya city of Naranjo, Guatemala; the Segovia Aqueduct in Segovia, Spain; as well as 25 projects in Venice, Italy, over 20 years. WMF has also participated in projects in the United States, including Ellis Island, Mesa Verde National Park, the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society, and many sites in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. thumb left The rock-hewn Church of Saint George, Lalibela Church of Saint George (File:Bet Giyorgis church Lalibela 01.jpg) in Lalibela is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (World Heritage Site). Ethiopia has close historical ties with all three of the world's major Abrahamic religions. It was one of the first areas of the world to have officially adopted Christianity as the state religion, in the 4th century. It still has a Christian majority, with over a third of the population Muslim. Ethiopia is the site of the first Hijra (Hijra (Islam)) in Islamic history and the oldest Muslim settlement in Africa at Negash. Until the 1980s, a substantial population of Ethiopian Jews resided in Ethiopia. right thumb The Church of Saint George, Lalibela Church of Saint George (File:Bet Giyorgis church Lalibela 01.jpg) is a monolithic church in Lalibela. There are many monolithic churches in Ethiopia, most famously the above-mentioned twelve churches at Lalibela. After these, two main types of architecture are found—one basilican, the other native. The Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion at Axum is an example of the basilican design, though the early basilicas are nearly all in ruin. These examples show the influence of those architects who, in the 6th century, built the basilicas at Sanʻāʼ (Sanaá) and elsewhere in the Arabian Peninsula. There are two forms of native churches: one oblong, traditionally found in Tigray (Tigray Region); the other circular, traditionally found in Amhara (Amhara Region) and Shewa (though either style may be found elsewhere). In both forms, the sanctuary is square and stands clear in the center, and the arrangements are based on Jewish (Judaism) tradition. Walls and ceilings are adorned with frescoes. A courtyard, circular or rectangular, surrounds the body of the church. Modern Ethiopian churches may incorporate the basilican or native styles, and utilize contemporary construction techniques and materials. In rural areas, the church and outer court are often thatched (Thatching), with mud-built walls. In 2010, McCarthy was escorted out of an underground church in Lalibela, Ethiopia, for entering the site without documentation. He had been in the church on assignment for the travel magazine, ''Afar''. Andrew McCarthy held at gunpoint - LLI HALL Lalibela Airport Lalibela, Ethiopia - thumb right View of Tigray from Emperor Yohannes' Palace (Image:Yohannes view.jpg) A distinctive feature of Tigray are its rock-hewn churches. Similar in design to those of Lalibela, these churches are found in four or five clusters—Gheralta, Teka-Tesfay, Atsbi and Tembien -- with Wukro sometimes included. Some of the churches are considered earlier than those of Lalibela, perhaps dating from the eighth century. Mostly monolithic (monolithic architecture), with designs partly inspired by classical architecture, they are often located at the top of cliffs or steep hills, for security. For example, Tigray's ancient Debre Damo monastery is accessible only by climbing a rope 25 meters up a sheer cliff. WikiPedia:Lalibela Commons:Lalibela


Luxor

as lesser-known sites. Highly prominent projects are many temples at Angkor, Cambodia, starting in 1990, including Preah Khan and Phnom Bakheng; the Château de Chantilly in Chantilly, France; many structures in Rome, including the Temple of Hercules, Santa Maria Antiqua, and the House of Augustus; several sites on Easter Island; various sites at ancient Luxor in Egypt; Lalibela in Ethiopia; San Ignacio Miní in Argentina; the ancient Maya city of Naranjo, Guatemala; the Segovia Aqueduct in Segovia, Spain; as well as 25 projects in Venice, Italy, over 20 years. WMF has also participated in projects in the United States, including Ellis Island, Mesa Verde National Park, the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society, and many sites in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. '''Georg Moritz Ebers''' (Berlin, March 1, 1837 – Tutzing, Bavaria, August 7, 1898), German Egyptologist and novelist, discovered the Egyptian (Egyptian language) medical papyrus, of ''ca.'' 1550 BCE, named for him (see ''Ebers Papyrus'') at Luxor (Thebes (Thebes (Egypt))) in the winter of 1873–74. Now in the Library of the University of Leipzig (Leipzig University Library), the ''Ebers Papyrus'' is among the most important ancient Egyptian (History of ancient Egypt) medical (medicine) papyri (papyrus). It is one of two of the oldest preserved medical documents anywhere—the other being the ''Edwin Smith Papyrus'' (''ca.'' 1600 BCE). Africa * Egypt: Cairo, City of the Dead (City of the Dead (Cairo)), Giza pyramid complex, Karnak Temple, Luxor, Ramesseum * Kenya: Lake Magadi, Mara Kichwan Tembo Manyatta, Mara Rianta Manyatta, Masaai Mara Bacon was impressed by the African landscapes and wildlife, and took photographs in Kruger National Park. On his return journey he spent a few days in Cairo, and wrote to Erica Brausen of his intent to visit Karnak and Luxor, and then via Alexandria to Marseilles. The visit confirmed his belief in the supremacy of Egyptian art, embodied by the Sphinx (Great Sphinx of Giza). He returned in the spring of 1951. On 30 April 31 April in Peppiatt, the Estate has 30 April 1951, Jessie Lightfoot, Bacon's childhood nurse, died at Cromwell Place. Bacon was gambling in Nice when he learned of her death. Lightfoot was Bacon's closest companion and had joined him in London on his return from Paris, and lived with him and Eric Alden at Queensberry Mews West, and later with him and Eric Hall at the cottage near Petersfield, in Monte Carlo and at Cromwell Place. Stricken, Bacon sold the 7 Cromwell Place apartment. - 7. align "left" Luxor WikiPedia:Luxor Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt Localities Luxor commons:الأقصر


Vilnius

are highly prominent within the Roman Catholic tradition, both at papal and popular levels. Pope Paul VI began his Apostolic Exhortation ''Marialis Cultus'' with this sentence: 14–17 September 2010 Fifth Meeting of the IGF in Vilnius, Lithuania - #::::*I can see where you got confused but this is actually an RfA about a particular editor - not a free-for-all Poland-bashing forum. - Haukur Þorgeirsson (User:Haukurth) 13:15, 18 November 2005 (UTC) #:::I'd take that comment seriously and reply to it. Me and DeirYassin were both involved in quite a serious dispute about the history of Vilnius, which is an extremely touchy subject to both Poles, Belarusians and Lithuanians. For all who would like to know I would reccomend the following articles: 1 (Vilnius), 2 (History of Vilnius), 3 (Central Lithuania), and perhaps 4 (History of Lithuania). Halibu (User:Halibutt)tt (User talk:Halibutt) #::::Cliff notes version: Vilnius was ocupied (?) by Poland in the interwar. Now Lithuania is extremely unhappy - Vilnius is its capital! Now the whole mess starts when trying to determine who did what, who broke what rules, who's guilty etc. There are some ultimatums and other very nasty political and nacionalistic stuff involved. EXTREMELY touchy subject. Another subject: Naming Vilnius Wilno, Vilnia, Vilna and so on. Renata3 (User:Renata3) 02:13, 19 November 2005 (UTC) #::::*I can see where you got confused but this is actually an RfA about a particular editor - not a free-for-all Poland-bashing forum. - Haukur Þorgeirsson (User:Haukurth) 13:15, 18 November 2005 (UTC) #:::I'd take that comment seriously and reply to it. Me and DeirYassin were both involved in quite a serious dispute about the history of Vilnius, which is an extremely touchy subject to both Poles, Belarusians and Lithuanians. For all who would like to know I would reccomend the following articles: 1 (Vilnius), 2 (History of Vilnius), 3 (Central Lithuania), and perhaps 4 (History of Lithuania). Halibu (User:Halibutt)tt (User talk:Halibutt) #::::Cliff notes version: Vilnius was ocupied (?) by Poland in the interwar. Now Lithuania is extremely unhappy - Vilnius is its capital! Now the whole mess starts when trying to determine who did what, who broke what rules, who's guilty etc. There are some ultimatums and other very nasty political and nacionalistic stuff involved. EXTREMELY touchy subject. Another subject: Naming Vilnius Wilno, Vilnia, Vilna and so on. Renata3 (User:Renata3) 02:13, 19 November 2005 (UTC) * Ólafur Elíasson, Vadim Fikin, Marko Peljhan, Eulàlia Valldosera – ... incommensurabilis – , Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana * Can You Hear Me? 2. Ars Baltica Triennale der Photokunst, Stadtgalerie im Sophienhof, Kiel; Rostock Art Gallery; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; Kunst Haus Dresden; Bergens Kunstforening, Bergen; Galleria Otso, Espoo * German Open: Gegenwartskunst in Deutschland, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Michał Vituška was born in the city of Nesvizh (then part of the Russian Empire) and studied in Belarusian gymnasiums in Kletsk, Wilno (Vilnius). He graduated from a university in Prague and the Warsaw University of Technology. During his years of study Vituška was an active participant of Belarusian cultural and political organisations. - bgcolor #DFE7F2 1. 12 October 2005 Žalgiris Stadium, Vilnius, Lithuania WikiPedia:Vilnius Dmoz:Regional Europe Lithuania Localities Vilnius Commons:Category:Vilnius


Kingdom of Prussia

url http: books.google.com books?id S6aUBuWPqywC&printsec frontcover&dq Historical+dictionary+of+Poland,+966-1945#v onepage&q &f false isbn 9780313260070 The descendants of Kristinas Astikas, a close associate of the 14th century Lithuanian ruler Vytautas, were highly prominent for centuries, first in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, later in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Kingdom of Prussia. The family has produced many individuals


Cambodia

value for future generations. To date, WMF has worked at more than 500 sites in 91 countries, including many UNESCO World Heritage Sites (World Heritage Site). WMF has worked at internationally famous tourist attractions as well as lesser-known sites. Highly prominent projects are many temples at Angkor, Cambodia, starting in 1990, including Preah Khan and Phnom Bakheng; the Château de Chantilly in Chantilly, France; many structures in Rome, including the Temple


Italy

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