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Coptic Orthodox Church in the United States

The immigration of the Copts to the United States of America started as early as the late 1940s. After 1952, the rate of Coptic immigration from Egypt to the United States increased. The first Coptic church in the United States, St. Marks Coptic ...

                                               

Ranky Tanky

Ranky Tanky is an American musical ensemble based in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. It specializes in jazz-influenced arrangements of traditional Gullah music, a culture that originated among descendants of enslaved Africans in the Lo ...

                                               

Gaius Julius Vercondaridubnus

Gaius Julius Vercondaridubnus was a Gaul of the civitas of the Aedui. He was the first high priest of the Altar of the Deified Caesar at Lugdunum, which was inaugurated August 1 in either 12 or 10 BCE at the confluence of the Saone and Rhone rive ...

                                               

Annecy-le-Vieux

Annecy-le-Vieux is a former commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region in southeastern France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the commune Annecy. It is the fourth largest town in Haute Savoie in terms of popu ...

                                               

History of Bavaria

The history of Bavaria stretches from its earliest settlement and its formation as a stem duchy in the 6th century through its inclusion in the Holy Roman Empire to its status as an independent kingdom and finally as a large Bundesland of the Fed ...

                                               

Lumeau

Lumeau is situated in the Beauce agricultural plain, 34 km north from Orleans, 39 km north-east from Chateaudun, 50 km south of Chartres and 92 km south of Paris.

                                               

Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer

Saint-Jacut is sited on a well protected peninsula between two sea inlets. The sandy beach slopes unusually gently: the lateral distance between the low tide and high tide positions - as much as five kms - is correspondingly above average, as is ...

                                               

Naves, Correze

Situated on the crossroad of two importants Roman ways, Naves of Latin Navea fertile valley, was established in Gallo-Roman period, in this time the village included temples, theater and many other monuments. The nave is now growing, thanks to th ...

                                               

Barzan, Charente-Maritime

Barzan is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Barzanais or Barzanaises. The commune is the site of a large Gallo-Roman town of Barzan ...

                                               

Saint-Romain-le-Puy

Saint-Romain-le-Puy is a commune in the Loire department in central France. The city is located 8 km 5.0 km from Montbrison at D8. It was originally built atop a volcanic Le Puy, but has since migrated to the plain. Local industries include Miner ...

                                               

Trigueres

Standing on the path from Orleans to Troyes - a major road from prehistoric times until the beginning of 19th century -, Trigueres has provided many important prehistoric, Celtic and Roman remnants of its rich past. St. Alpais of Cudot and his le ...

                                               

Inciona

Inciona is a little-known Celtic goddess of the Treveran region. Her name is recorded as one of a pair of deities on two votive inscriptions from Luxembourg. On a large stone slab from Mensdorf on Widdebierg, pictured right, she is invoked togeth ...

                                               

Intarabus

Intarabus was a Gaulish god in the pantheon of the Treveri and some neighbouring peoples. His name is known from nine inscriptions from a relatively compact area in what are now Belgium, Luxembourg, western Germany and eastern France. He may have ...

                                               

1st Don Cossack Division (Russian Empire)

10th General Lukovkins Don Cossack Regiment. 9th General-Adjutant Count Orlov-Denisovs Don Cossack Regiment. 1st Brigade. (1-й бригады) 2nd Brigade. (2-й бригады) 13th General-Field Marshal Prince Kutuzov of Smolensks Don Cossack Regiment. 15th G ...

                                               

Novocherkassk

Novocherkassk is a city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located near the confluence of the Tuzlov River and Aksay River, the latter a distributary of the Don River. Novocherkassk is best known as the cultural capital of the Cossacks, and as the officia ...

                                               

Astrakhan Cossacks

Astrakhan Cossack Host was a Cossack host of Imperial Russia drawn from the Cossacks of the Lower Volga region, who had been patrolling the banks of the Volga River from the time of Russias annexation of Astrakhan Khanate in 1556.

                                               

Black Sea Cossack Host

Black Sea Cossack Host, also known as Chernomoriya, was a Cossack host of the Russian Empire created in 1787 in southern Ukraine from former Zaporozhian Cossacks. In the 1790s, the host was re-settled to the Kuban River. It comprised the Caucasus ...

                                               

Volga Cossacks

The Volga Cossacks were free Cossack communities in Russia which were recorded in sources from the 16th century on. They inhabited the areas along the Volga river. The Volga Cossacks participated in the conquest of Siberia Yermaks. Due to the cre ...

                                               

Anglo-Saxon military organization

Anglo-Saxon military organization is difficult to analyze because there are many conflicting records and opinions as to the precise occurrences and procedures. Anglo-Saxon England was known for its tumultuous nature and the constant presence of o ...

                                               

Saxo-Norman

Saxo-Norman is the very end of the Anglo-Saxon period in England and the start of the Norman occupation, typically between 1060 and 1100. Often used to refer to architecture and physical culture, the term addresses the combination of Anglo-Saxon ...

                                               

Brahhingas

The Brahhingas or Brahingas were a tribe or clan of Anglo-Saxon England whose territory was centred on the settlement of Braughing in modern-day Hertfordshire. The name of the tribe means "the people of Brahha", with Brahha likely to have been ei ...

                                               

Gyrwas

Gyrwas was the name of an Anglo-Saxon population of the Fens, divided into northern and southern groups and recorded in the Tribal Hidage, related to the name of Jarrow. Hugh Candidus, in the XII century chronicler of the Abbey of Peterborough, d ...

                                               

Limenwara

The Limenwara or Limenware were a people of Anglo-Saxon England whose territory formed a regio or early administrative subdivision of the Kingdom of Kent. The name means "Limen-dwellers", with "Limen" being the name of the former eastern arm of t ...

                                               

Southumbrians

The Southumbrians or Sudanhymbre were the Anglo-Saxon people occupying northern Mercia. The term might not have been used by the Mercians, and instead possibly coined by the Deiran or Bernician people as a territorial response to their own Kingdo ...

                                               

Sumorsaete

The Sumorsaete were an Anglo-Saxon group living in what is now Somerset, presumably around the town of Somerton. They are evidently the source of the countys name. The group may have been established as early as 577, when the Saxons conquered par ...

                                               

Tewingas

The Tewingas were a tribe or clan of Anglo-Saxon England, whose territory was centred on the settlement of Welwyn in modern-day Hertfordshire, the site of an early Minster church, and the nearby settlement of Tewin. Its name means either "the peo ...

                                               

Waeclingas

The Waeclingas were a tribe or clan of Anglo-Saxon England. Their territory or regio was based in the modern city of St Albans, whose name is recorded as Wæclingaceaster in the writings of Bede in the early 8th century, and in an early 10th centu ...

                                               

Eorpeburnan

Eorpeburnan is the first place identified in the Burghal Hidage, a document created in the late 9th or early 10th century, that provides a list of thirty three fortified places mainly in Wessex. It details the location of fortifications designed ...

                                               

Lordship of Wilmington

Wilmington is the name of a lordship or manor or reputed lordship or manor in Sellindge, in the Folkestone and Hythe borough of Kent, to which the vestigial title Lord of Wilmington relates, which has some of the earliest examples of surviving An ...

                                               

Batavi (military unit)

The Batavi was an auxilia palatina unit of the Late Roman army, active between the 4th and the 5th century. It was composed by 500 soldiers and was the heir of those ethnic groups that were initially used as auxiliary units of the Roman army and ...

                                               

Altbayern

Altbayern is the territory and people of the three oldest parts of the Free State of Bavaria, which were earlier known as Kurbayern after the former Electorate of Bavaria. Altbayern mainly consists of the following Bavarian Regierungsbezirke admi ...

                                               

Heruli (military unit)

The Heruli was an auxilia palatina unit of the Late Roman army, active between the 4th and the 5th century. It was composed of 500 soldiers and was the heir of those ethnic groups that were initially used as auxiliary units of the Roman army and ...

                                               

Thelir

The Thelir or Thilir were a North Germanic tribe that inhabited the region now known as Upper Telemark in modern Norway during the Migration Period and the Viking Age. The region of Telemark, which originally only referred to Upper Telemark, was ...

                                               

Arta (Kamuia)

Kharahostes’s own coins attest that Kshatrapa Kharaostes was the son of Artas Arta: Kshatrapasa pra Kharaostasa Artasa putrasa i.e. Kshatrapa Kharaosta, son of Arta. Some of the famous Kharaostas coins write Ortas, not Arthas. Scientists say that ...

                                               

Northern Satraps

The Northern Satraps, or sometimes Satraps of Mathura, are a dynasty of Indo-Scythian rulers who held sway over the area of Mathura and Eastern Punjab from the 1st century BCE to the 2nd century CE. They are called the "Northern Satraps" to diffe ...

                                               

Asvaka

The Asvakas, also known as the Ashvakas, Asvakayanas or Asvayanas and sometimes Latinised as Assacenii/Assacani, were a people who lived in what is now north-eastern Afghanistan and the Peshawar Valley. The region in which they lived is also call ...

                                               

Vishnupalita Kambhoja

Vishnupalita Kambhoja inscriptions) finds reference in the Buddhist inscriptions found at Mhar or Mahad in Kolaba district of Maharashtra, in Bombay Presidency. Kanbhoja of the inscriptions is same as the Kambhoja or Kamboja of ancient Sanskrit a ...

                                               

History of the Duwamish tribe

The region now known as Seattle has been inhabited since the end of the last glacial period. Archaeological excavations at West Point in Discovery Park, Magnolia confirm that the Seattle area has been inhabited by humans for at least 4.000 years ...

                                               

South American jaguar

The South American jaguar is a jaguar population in South America. Though a number of subspecies of jaguar have been proposed for South America, morphological and genetic research did not reveal any evidence for subspecific differentiation.

                                               

Horton River (Canada)

The Horton River is a river in Inuvik and Sahtu Regions, Northwest Territories and Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is a tributary of the Beaufort Sea and hence part of the Arctic Ocean drainage basin. Only the first few kilometres from its ...

                                               

Husky Lakes

The Husky Lakes are a system of brackish estuarine basins in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Formerly known as the Eskimo Lakes, they are called Imaryuk in Inuvialuktun, the language of the Inuvialuit, the original inhabitants of the area. H ...

                                               

Eastern European Jewry

The expression Eastern European Jewry has two meanings. The first meaning refers to the current political spheres of the Eastern European countries and the second refers to the Jewish kibbutzim in Russia and Poland. The phrase Eastern European Je ...

                                               

History of the Jews in Freiburg im Breisgau

The History of the Jews in Freiburg dates back to the Late Middle Ages when, at the site of todays WasserstraSe and WeberstraSe, there was reference to a ghetto. In 1328, a synagogue was located at 6 WeberstraSe.

                                               

Rukingi Reke

Joseph Rukingi Reke was a New Zealand rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played representative rugby league for New Zealand.

                                               

Chatata

Chatata, meaning "clear water", is the original Cherokee name of an area located in Bradley County, Tennessee. Today the name survives in references to a number of locations in Bradley County, most notably Chatata Valley in the northeastern part ...

                                               

Granville Craig

Granville Craig was a prominent Cherokee farmer living near Welch and Bluejacket, Indian Territory, in the late nineteenth century. Craig County, Oklahoma is named after him.

                                               

Thomas Legion

Thomas Legion, also known as Thomas Legion of Cherokee Indians and Highlanders, Thomas Legion of Indians and Highlanders, and the 69th North Carolina Regiment, was a unit of the Confederate Army in the American Civil War. The formation was organi ...

                                               

St. Athanasius Church, Moscopole

The church was erected in 1721. The church now serves as a cemetery church in Moscopole. It is a basilica-type church, with a central nave and two lateral aisles, and is found in the northeastern side of Moscopole, at the Akamnel neighborhood. Th ...

                                               

St. Nicholas Church, Moscopole

St. Nicholas Church, is an Orthodox church in Moscopole, Albania. The church was erected in 1721. It is a cultural monument of Albania, starting in 1948.

                                               

Archdiocese of Arad

The Archdiocese or Archbishopric of Arad, formerly the Bishopric of Arad is an episcopal see of the Romanian Orthodox Church, under the administration of the Metropolis of Banat, with jurisdiction over Arad County in Romania. The current head is ...

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