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Bagan

Empire (in present-day Burma) led by Narathihapate. The battle was initiated by Narathihapate, who invaded the Yunnan, a province of Yuan Dynasty of Mongol Empire. Mongol defenders soundly defeated the Pagan forces. It enters the Ayeyarwady River (Irrawaddy) (Ayeyarwady River) at about . The extreme outlets into the Ayeyarwady are about 22 miles apart, the interval forming a succession of long, low, partially populated islands


Gujranwala

Virkan and Wazirabad) has become the Gujranwala City District, made up of the following towns: # Khiali Shahpur # Aroop # Nandipur # Qila Didar Singh # Wazirabad # Kamoke # Nowshera Virkan It is administered by the City District Government Gujranwala (CDGG). Economy thumb alt Long, low blue building with wide driveway Gujranwala Tools, Dies and Moulds Centre (File:Gtdmc.jpg) Gujranwala is a commercial and industrial center


Wuhan

. C.P. Fitzgerald described the location in 1926: "But there was the... two rivers, the Han (Han River (Yangtze River tributary)) and the... Yangtze, across them, respectively, Hanyang (Hanyang District) and Wuchang... The confluence of the Han... and the Yangtze... made Wuhan... a key strategic centre. Hanyang is backed by a long, low hill, called Tortoise Mountain, which faces the hill on the eastern slope of which Wuchang is built. The two hills narrow the Yangtze


Lhasa

in Lhasa and Shigatse, and the monasteries. The monastic institutions housed thousands of monks, who sat on long, low platforms during religious ceremonies, that were nearly always covered in hand-woven carpets for comfort. Wealthier monasteries replaced these carpets regularly, providing income, or taking gifts in lieu of taxation, from hundreds or thousands of weavers. Stewart Mason of AllMusic says that "Time Out of Mind" is "a barely veiled song about heroin


Birmingham, Alabama

to the north. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad (now CSX Transportation) enters the valley through Boyles Gap, a prominent gap in the long low ridge. Ruffner Mountain (Ruffner Mountain Park), located due east of the heart of the city, is home to Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, one of the largest urban nature reserves in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of of it is land


Mozambique

, Monjane was attributed with the height of 8 feet and three quarters of an inch. He also weighed 418 pounds. Taxonomy and phylogeny The first scientific description of the deepwater stingray was authored by John H. Wallace, as part of a 1967 Investigational Report from the Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI), Durban. He named the new species ''daviesi'' in honor of David H. Davies, the late Director of the ORI, and placed it in the genus ''Urotrygon'' based on its long, low caudal


Somalia

tsunami on 26 December 2004. The confirmed death toll stood at 298, as of 5 January 2005. According to presidential spokesperson Yusuf Mohamed Ismail of the transitional government, more than 50,000 people were displaced. thumb right 150px Hafun juts out to the east of the mid- Bari Region Bari region (Image:Somalia regions map Bari.svg) ''(in red)'' of Somalia '''Hafun''' ( ) is a 40 km long low-lying peninsula in the Bari (Bari Region) region


Florence

noble family, served the Republic of Venice in numerous official capacities—as ambassador, president of the Forty, member of the Council of Ten, inquisitor, Procuratore di San Marco (:it:Procuratori di San Marco), The posts of ''procuratori di San Marco'' appointed by the ''Maggior Consiglio'', were , beneath the Doge, the most prestigious administrative posts of the Venetian Republic (Republic of Venice); the offices of the pocuratori, the ''Procuratie'' are the long

low buildings that enfold Piazza San Marco. ''avvogadore di comun''— before he was elected in 1423, "In proclaiming the new doge the customary formula which recognized the people's share in the appointment and asked for their approval – the last vestige of popular government – was finally dropped." (''Encyclopædia Britannica'', 1911.) thus defeating the other candidate, Pietro Loredan. His task as doge was to lead Venice in a long and protracted series of wars against Milan, governed by the Visconti (house of Visconti), who were attempting to dominate all of northern Italy. See Wars in Lombardy. Despite the justification of Venetian embroilment in the terraferma (Domini di Terraferma) that was offered in Foscari's funeral oration, delivered by the humanist senator and historian Bernardo Giustiniani, J.E. Law, "The Venetian Mainland State in the Fifteenth Century," ''Transactions of the Royal Historical Society'', Sixth Series, '''2''' (1992:153–174) p. 157f; "empire" occurred in the tomb's inscription, though it was never officially employed (p. 163). and some encouraging notable victories, the war was extremely costly to Venice, whose real source of wealth and power was at sea, and to her ally Florence; they were eventually overcome by the forces of Milan under the leadership of Francesco Sforza. Sforza soon made peace with Florence, however, leaving Venice adrift. Biography Leonardo Bruni was born in Arezzo, Tuscany circa 1370. Bruni was the pupil of political, and cultural leader Coluccio Salutati, whom he succeeded as chancellor of (chancellor of Florence) Florence. Bruni's years in office—1410 to 1411 and again from 1427 to his death in 1444—were plagued by warfare. Though he occupied one of the highest political offices, Bruni was relatively powerless compared to the Albizzi and Medici families. Historian Arthur Field has identified Bruni as an apparent plotter against Cosimo de Medici in 1437 (see below). Bruni died in 1444 and was succeeded in office by Carlo Marsuppini. Italian cathedrals are often highly decorated and contain notable artworks; in many cases the buildings themselves are true artworks. Perhaps the best known Duomo is Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano), but other well-known cathedrals include San Giovanni in Laterano in Rome and those of Alba (Alba (CN)), Ancona (Ancona#Cathedral church of S. Ciriaco), Mantua (Mantua Cathedral), Parma (Cathedral of Parma) and Florence's Santa Maria del Fiore. Other notable examples are in Cefalù (Cefalù Cathedral), Cremona (Cremona Cathedral), Enna, L'Aquila, Modena (Cathedral of Modena), Monreale, Naples (Naples Cathedral), Genoa (Genoa Cathedral), Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto), Padua, Piazza Armerina, Pisa (the Leaning Tower (Leaning Tower of Pisa) is the Duomo's bell-tower), Prato (Prato Cathedral), San Gimignano, Siena (Siena Cathedral), Spoleto (Spoleto Cathedral), Turin (Turin Cathedral) and Viterbo (Viterbo#Main sights). The fourteenth century saw considerable flux in population. Because the thirteenth century was a period of relative peace Europe became overpopulated. Poor weather led to a series of poor harvests and starvation. There was great loss of life in the Hundred Years War. Then in 1346, Europe was struck with the Black Death and the population was reduced by up to a half. Arable land was labour intensive and could no longer be worked. Land prices dropped, and land was sold and put to sheep pasture. Traders from Florence and Bruges (Brugges) were buying the wool, but the sheep-owning landlords started to weave their own wool outside the jurisdiction of the city and trade guilds. At first the weavers worked in their own homes but production was moved into purpose build centralised buildings. Here working hours and the amount of work was regulated. The putting-out system had been replaced by a factory system. !--In the medieval period, weaving was considered part of the set of ''seven mechanical arts (mechanic arts)''. Commons:Category:Florence Wikipedia:Florence Dmoz:Regional Europe Italy Regions Tuscany Localities Florence


Japan

on the night of 2 April, when the Japanese attacked in strength. One of the ''kamikaze'' planes approached the destroyer in a long, low glide, and slashed off the tops of her two stacks before smashing into the base of her bridge, toppling her mast and starting intense gasoline fires. Almost simultaneously another plane scored a direct hit on the center of her forecastle. The explosion tore a hole in the deck almost the complete width of the ship. Despite immediate fire and damage control measures, ''Dickerson'' zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan


Germany

Flight". The prototype was still unfinished by the end of the war and was taken to the Soviet Union where it was rebuilt, tested and flown. In an operational use the plane would then glide over England for a photo-reconnaissance (reconnaissance) run, descending as it flew but still at a high speed. After the run was complete the engine would be briefly turned on again, to raise the altitude for a long low-speed glide back to a base in Germany or northern France


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