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Abomey

temple for the worship of the departed royal ancestor. The kings were buried in their bed chambers; a large number of their wives (usually set at 41) were 'allowed' to 'accompany' the deceased king on his 'voyage to Allada'; they were either dispatched with knives and buried with the king or immured in a sealed chamber next to his burial place. The burial chamber became the location of food and drink offerings by the descendants to a small bronze asen, a metal pole topped with a small circular alter for receiving the offerings. According to Fon tradition, the asen originated in Allada and were brought to Abomey before the 17th century. Houessou Akaba's reign was characterized by war and military expansion. His enemies, the Nago (Western Yoruba (Yoruba people)) kings, attacked Abomey and burned the town. But the warriors of Abomey ultimately defeated the Nago armies and the kingdom extended to include the banks of the Oueme River. Akaba failed, however, to capture Porto-Novo. Agadja's reign was characterized by continual warfare. The Yorùbá (Yoruba people) soldiers of the Oyo Empire defeated the army of Abomey; Agadja parlayed peace terms including the payment of tribute. For the next hundred years, the Kingdom of Abomey paid the King of Oyo (Oyo Empire) an annual tribute in young men and women destined for slavery or death in ceremonies, as well as cloth, guns, animals and pearls. Agadja's reign was characterized by continual warfare. The Yorùbá (Yoruba people) soldiers of the Oyo Empire defeated the army of Abomey; Agadja parlayed peace terms including the payment of tribute. For the next hundred years, the Kingdom of Abomey paid the King of Oyo (Oyo Empire) an annual tribute in young men and women destined for slavery or death in ceremonies, as well as cloth, guns, animals and pearls. The kingdom of Abomey grew during Agadja's reign, however; it conquered Allada in 1724, and in 1727 conquered the kingdom of Savi, including its major city, Ouidah. Agadja's victory over Ouidah came in part as a result of his use of a corps of women shock-troopers, called Dahomey Amazons by the Europeans after the women warriors of Greek myth, in his army. The Amazons became a dynastic tradition. When Abomey conquered Savi and Ouidah, it gained direct access to the sea and took over the lucrative slave trade with the Europeans. As a result, Agadja's symbol is a European caravel boat. The kingdom of Abomey grew during Agadja's reign, however; it conquered Allada in 1724, and in 1727 conquered the kingdom of Savi, including its major city, Ouidah. Agadja's victory over Ouidah came in part as a result of his use of a corps of women shock-troopers, called Dahomey Amazons by the Europeans after the women warriors of Greek myth, in his army. The Amazons became a dynastic tradition. When Abomey conquered Savi and Ouidah, it gained direct access to the sea and took over the lucrative slave trade with the Europeans. As a result, Agadja's symbol is a European caravel boat. thumb upright ''Man-Shark'' by Sossa Dede (c. 1890), a Fon people Fon (File:Homme-requin Dahomey.jpg) statue symbolizing Béhanzin, musée du quai Branly, Paris, France. !-- Deleted image removed: right frame Behanzin in 1894 Wikipedia:Abomey (Image:Behanzin1894.jpg) Commons:Category:Abomey


Ashkelon

. Among the finds are three small bronze wheels with eight spokes. Such wheels are known to have been used for portable cultic stands in the Aegean region during this period, and it is therefore assumed that this building served cultic functions (Cult (religion)). Further evidence concerns an inscription in Ekron to PYGN or PYTN, which some have suggested refers to "Potnia (Potnia theron)", the title given to an ancient Mycenaean (Mycenaean Greece) goddess. Excavations in Ashkelon, Ekron, and Gath (Gath (city)) reveal dog and pig bones which show signs of having been butchered, implying that these animals were part of the residents' diet. WikiPedia:Ashkelon Dmoz:Regional Middle East Israel Localities Ashkelon Commons:Category:Ashkelon


Bethlehem

by the German federal government. Among other things he worked from 1971-1978 as a scientific adviser to the German Archaeological Institute in Istanbul, leading excavations of a small Bronze-age fortress at Demircihuyuk in north-west Turkey. From 1978 to 1982 he was an academic assistant at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin, where in 1980 he obtained his Habilitation, following which he undertook some lecturing work at the University of Frankfurt Main. In 1982 he received


Papua New Guinea

by birds and cultivation to temperate locales north of the equator. Some are tiny alpine (Alpine plant) mat-forming plants whereas others are vigorous vines with masses of dark stem (Plant stem)s and minimal small bronze-tinged leaf (leaves). In virtually frost-free environments rampant species can become weedy and difficult to eradicate. Distribution * APB has breweries in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Bangladesh, New


Dhaka

of Bangladesh. Rajshahi is famous in Bangladesh for producing Mango and Silk. *'''Aggmeda Khyang''': a large Buddhist monastery, and a place revered by around 400,000 Buddhist people of Cox’s Bazar; and the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The main sanctuary is posted on a series of round timber columns. It has a prayer chamber and an assembly hall along with a repository of large and small bronze Buddha images and a number of old manuscripts. *'''Ramu (Ramu Upazila)''': about 10&


Prague

. There are a few roughly half-size statues of ''Saint George and the Dragon'', including a famous one in Prague. The Scaliger Tombs in Verona include Gothic statues at less than lifesize. A well-known small bronze in Paris may be a contemporary portrait of Charlemagne, although its date and subject are uncertain. The Tupolev Tu-134 operated the Moscow and Istanbul flights more often when the second Airbus left the fleet. In the past Air Moldova chartered


Panama

the opportunity for drift-related hazards (e.g. entanglements, leap-frogging). Combat Jump Veterans are awarded a small bronze jump star worn on the respective airborne wings, one for each successful jump into a combat zone. The popular style of music in Panama is Spanish reggae. Spanish reggae is a style of music that originated here in 1977 and continues to the present, even though reggaeton enventually was created in Puerto Rico and it has strong Music of Puerto Rico


Turkey

federal government. Among other things he worked from 1971-1978 as a scientific adviser to the German Archaeological Institute in Istanbul, leading excavations of a small Bronze-age fortress at Demircihuyuk in north-west Turkey. From 1978 to 1982 he was an academic assistant at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin, where in 1980 he obtained his Habilitation, following which he undertook some lecturing work at the University of Frankfurt Main. In 1982 he received


Mexico

. In March 1831, Juan Gomez (Juan Gomez (soldier)), a Lieutenant in the Mexican Army, working alongside Tadeo Ortiz, a consul at Bordeaux, France, granted a small cannon to the colony of San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas). The small bronze cannon was received by the colony and signed for by Randy Tumlinson.It was then transported to Gonzales, Texas and later was the object of Texas pride. At the minor skirmish known as the Battle of Gonzales—the first battle of the Texas Revolution against Mexico—a small group of Texans (Texas) successfully resisted the Mexican (Mexico) forces who had orders from Juan Gomez to seize their cannon. As a symbol of defiance, the Texans had fashioned a flag containing the phrase "come and take it" along with a black star and an image of the cannon which they had received six years earlier from Mexican officials—this was the same message that was sent to the Mexican government when they told the Texans that they had to return their cannon—failure to comply with the Mexican's original demands led to the failed attempt by the Mexican military to forcefully take back the cannon. In 1904 David was elected president of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science which met in Dunedin, and in 1906 he attended the International Geological Congress held in Mexico. On his way back to Australia he was able to see the Grand Canyon of Colorado and to study the effect of the San Francisco earthquake. The '''Streaked Flycatcher''', ''Myiodynastes maculatus'', is a passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family (family (biology)). It breeds from eastern Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago south to Bolivia and Argentina. The southern subspecies ''M. m. solitarius'' migrates (bird migration) to Venezuela and the Guianas from March to September during the austral winter. After retiring from play, he became friends with coach Miguel "Gitano" Juárez, with whom he traveled to the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. Fascinated by the Brazilian style of play led by his pal Pele, he decided to become a coach himself. The '''Green Darner''' or '''Common Green Darner''' Dunkle, S.W., Dragonflies through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America. New York:Oxford University Press, 2000:33. ('''''Anax junius'''''), after its resemblance to a darning-needle, is a species of dragonfly in the family Aeshnidae. One of the most common and abundant species throughout North America and its range south to Panama.


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