Tangier

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province of Mauretania Tingitana where here he was finally halted. Edward Gibbon, ''History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'', gibbon edward g43d chapter51.html Chapter 51. As the historian Luis Garcia de Valdeavellano explains: History right thumb 250px Snake charmers in Tangier (File:Snake charmers2.jpg), Morocco. Late 19th century. The earliest evidence for snake charming

humanist (Humanism), and studied mathematics under Pedro Nunes, in company with Louis, Duke of Beja, son of king (List of Portuguese monarchs) Manuel I of Portugal, with whom he contracted a lifelong friendship. At eighteen he went to Tangier, where he was dubbed knight by Dom (Dom (title)) Duarte de Menezes the governor, and there he remained several years. Edward Gibbon, referring to Uqba ibn Nafi as ''Akbah'', gives him the title "conqueror of Africa

," beginning his story when he "marched from Damascus at the head of ten thousand of the bravest Arabs; and the genuine force of the Moslems sic was enlarged by the doubtful aid and conversion of many thousand Barbarians." He then marched into North Africa. Gibbon continues: "It would be difficult, nor is it necessary, to trace the accurate line of the progress of Akbah." On the North African coast, "the well-known titles of Bugia, and Tangier define


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Artefact,” ''Portuguese Studies Review'' 15 (1–2) (2007; publ. 2009): 103–192; a long study of the previous Portuguese Breakwater at Tangier, and interesting notes on the English Mole and its contractors are found in Elbl, ''Portuguese Tangier,'' Chapter Eight. An attempt of Sultan Moulay Ismail (Ismail Ibn Sharif) of Morocco to seize the town in 1679 was unsuccessful; but a crippling blockade by his Jaysh al-Rifi ultimately forced the English to withdraw. The English destroyed the town and its port facilities prior to their departure in 1684. Under Moulay Ismail (Ismail Ibn Sharif) the city was reconstructed to some extent, but it gradually declined until, by 1810, the population was no more than 5,000. thumb left The American Legation, Tangier American Legation (File:American-legation-tangier-2.jpg) courtyard 300px thumb left View of the old medina of Tangier (File:Tanger1.JPG) thumb right Cabo Espartel light house (File:Faro de Cabo Espartel.jpg) The United States dedicated its first consulate in Tangier during the George Washington administration (Presidency of George Washington). ''Power, Faith, and Fantasy: In the beginning, for America, was the Middle East'', Matt Buckingham, Wweek, February 14, 2007. In 1821, the Legation Building (Tangier American Legation Museum) in Tangier became the first piece of property acquired abroad by the U.S. government (Federal government of the United States)—a gift to the U.S. from Sultan Moulay Suliman (Slimane of Morocco). In 1828, Great Britain blockaded the port in retaliation for piracy. WikiPedia:Tangier Commons:Category:Tangier Dmoz:Regional Africa Morocco Localities Tanger


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of the town, to Agadir, where the waters passed over the walls, killing many. The tsunami also reached Cornwall, in the present United Kingdom, at a height of three metres. Along the coast of Cornwall, the sea rose rapidly in vast waves, and then ebbed equally rapidly. A two metre tsunami also hit Galway in Ireland, and did some considerable damage to the Spanish Arch section of the city wall. Voltaire wrote a long poem, ''Poême sur le désastre de Lisbonne'', shortly after


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; beautiful People 2006: Sanaa Hamri *710 - The Berber (Berber people) General Tariq ibn Ziyad takes Tangier. Several Muslim expeditions raid across the straits into Hispania Baetica (modern Andalusia), including a fairly large one led by a Berber called Tarif ibn Malluk. Civil war is raging between rival kings in Visigothic (Visigoths) Hispania. *711 - A Muslim force of about 7,000&


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Tangier and Ceuta. * 1459: Abu Muhammad Abd Al-Haqq revolts against his own Wattasid vizirs. Only two brothers survive, who will become the first Wattasid sultans in 1472. '''Pepe''' A day trip from Spain to Tangier by boat starts a mysterious chain of events. Having agreed to carry a parcel back into Spain, Amy fears she may be carrying illegal substances (Crack Cocaine). Getting rid of the evidence proves difficult *Written by Eric Chappell and Jean Warr He was sent in 1663


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Council in 1662, taking roles on the Foreign Affairs (Foreign policy) Committee, the Admiralty Committee and the Tangier Committee. Kitson, p.138. Accounts vary of Rupert's role in all these committees of government. Samuel Pepys, no friend of Rupert's, sat on the Tangier Committee with him and later declared that all Rupert did was to laugh and swear occasionally: other records, such as those of the Foreign Affairs Committee, show him taking a full and active role in proceedings. right thumb ''Rodney's Fleet Taking in Prizes After the Moonlight Battle, 16 January 1780'', by Dominic Serres (File:Moonlight battle Aftermath.jpg) (date unknown). The painting shows the British fleet with the captured Spanish squadron in the middle centre. alt The painting focuses on the morning after the battle when British ships surrounded the fleeing Spanish fleet. The scene is bathed in a golden glow of early morning light. The British flagship is in the centre, indicated by the flag flying from the mainmast. She is at the head of a line of British ships, shown in the act of capturing the Spanish squadron in the middle centre. Land can be seen in the distance on the left. The British reported their casualties in the battle as 32 killed and 102 wounded. The supply convoy sailed into Gibraltar on 19 January, driving the smaller blockading fleet to retreat to the safety of Algeciras. Rodney arrived several days later, after first stopping in Tangier. The wounded Spanish prisoners, who included Admiral Lángara, were offloaded there, and the British garrison was heartened by the arrival of the supplies and the presence of Prince William Henry. After also resupplying Minorca, Rodney sailed for the West Indies in February, detaching part of the fleet for service in the Channel (English Channel). This homebound fleet intercepted a French fleet destined for the East Indies, capturing one warship and three supply ships. Gibraltar was resupplied twice more before the siege was lifted at the end of the war (Treaty of Paris (1783)) in 1783. Chartrand, p. 31 When the book was published Waugh was serving in France, although he did not see action in the First World War (World War I) until Passchendaele (Battle of Passchendaele). He was subsequently captured by the Germans near Arras and spent the rest of the war in a prisoner-of-war camp in Karlsruhe. He went on to a career as a successful author, although never as successful or innovative as his younger brother. He lived much of his life overseas, in exotic places such as Tangier – a lifestyle made possible by his second marriage, to a rich Australian (Joan Chirnside). His work, possibly in consequence, tends to be reminiscent of Somerset Maugham, although without Maugham's huge popular success. Nevertheless, his 1957 novel ''Island in the Sun'' was a best-seller, as was his 1973 novel, ''A Fatal Gift''. According to his nephew Auberon (Auberon Waugh), Alec Waugh "wrote many books, each worse than the last." Joan Acocella, "Waugh Stories: Life in a Literary Dynasty," ''The New Yorker'', July 2, 2007. In North Africa and the Near East From Tangier, Barth made his way overland throughout the length of North Africa. He also traveled through Egypt, ascending the Nile to Wadi Halfa and crossing the desert to Berenice (Berenice (port)). While in Egypt he was attacked and wounded by robbers. Crossing the Sinai peninsula, he traversed Palestine, Syria, Asia Minor, Turkey and Greece, everywhere examining the remains of antiquity; and returned to Berlin in 1847. For a time he was engaged there as ''Privatdozent,'' and in preparing for publication the narrative of his ''Wanderungen durch die Küstenländer des Mittelmeeres'', which appeared in 1849. She obtained British nationality by marrying and divorcing Englishman James Turner in Beirut; Turner died a year later of alcoholism. Having made a point of not dealing in secrets belonging to H.M. Government, when she felt she had made enough money, she retired and moved to England and Willie Garvin followed suit. Bored by their new lives among the idle rich, they accepted a request for assistance from Sir Gerald Tarrant, a high-ranking official of the British Secret Service. This is where the story really begins, although it is treated differently in the first comic strip and the first book. (See note in ''Canon debate'' below). Modesty's fortune is estimated at 500,000 pounds. She lives in a penthouse (penthouse apartment) in London overlooking Hyde Park (Hyde Park, London), and also owns a villa in Tangier and a cottage two miles from Benildon, Wiltshire. WikiPedia:Tangier Commons:Category:Tangier Dmoz:Regional Africa Morocco Localities Tanger


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by the Germans near Arras and spent the rest of the war in a prisoner-of-war camp in Karlsruhe. He went on to a career as a successful author, although never as successful or innovative as his younger brother. He lived much of his life overseas, in exotic places such as Tangier – a lifestyle made possible by his second marriage, to a rich Australian (Joan Chirnside). His work, possibly in consequence, tends to be reminiscent of Somerset Maugham, although without Maugham's huge popular

success. Nevertheless, his 1957 novel ''Island in the Sun'' was a best-seller, as was his 1973 novel, ''A Fatal Gift''. According to his nephew Auberon (Auberon Waugh), Alec Waugh "wrote many books, each worse than the last." Joan Acocella, "Waugh Stories: Life in a Literary Dynasty," ''The New Yorker'', July 2, 2007. In North Africa and the Near East


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by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami to fight the Portuguese (Portuguese people) invasions of northern Morocco. ''Fiche technique de la Grande Mosquée de Chefchaouen'' It was known as one of the main concentrations of Moriscos and Jews who sought refuge in this mountainous city after the Reconquista


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and nationallities, but mostly youngs from 20 to 40, opens only starting 21h:00 all week during summer & week-ends (Fridays & Saturdays) during the winter. death_date death_place Tangier, Morocco death_cause Marriage, final years From 1929 on, Slauerhoff stayed in the Netherlands more frequently. He was an assistant in the Utrecht University clinic for Dermatology and Venereal Diseases from 1929–1930


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in the course of the 2nd century BC (146 BC), first as a free city and then, under Augustus, a colony (''Colonia Julia'', under Claudius), capital of Mauritania Tingitana of Hispania (since 38 BC). It was the scene of the martyrdoms of Saint Marcellus of Tangier. Tingis was the main Roman city of Mauretania Tingitana (Roman 'Coloniae' in Berber Africa) in the fourth century and enjoyed huge development and importance. In the 5th century AD, Vandals conquered and occupied "Tingi

Tangier

'''Tangier''' ( ; the major English (English (language))-language dictionaries also accept the spelling ''Tangiers'') in is a major city in northern Morocco with a population of about 850,000 (2014 estimates). It is located on the North African coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel. It is the capital of the Tangier-Tetouan Region and of the Tangier-Asilah prefecture of Morocco.

The history of Tangier is very rich, due to the historical presence of many civilizations and cultures starting from before the 5th century BCE. Between the period of being a strategic Berber (Berber people) town and then a Phoenician trading center to the independence era around the 1950s, Tangier was a refuge for many cultures. In 1923, Tangier was considered as having international status (International city) by foreign colonial powers, and became a destination for many European and American diplomats, spies, writers and businessmen.

The city is currently undergoing rapid development and modernization. Projects include new tourism projects along the bay, a modern business district called Tangier City Center, a new airport terminal and a new football stadium. Tangier's economy is also set to benefit greatly from the new Tanger-Med port.

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