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Freezing in Morocco (Part 9): Sightseeing in El Jadida

die Städte sind teilweise auf so elfenruinen gebaut, ist auch gar nicht geklaut von sapkowski :D

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Philae Temple (معبد فيلة)

Trajan’s Kiosk at Philae temple, considered by many to be the most appealing structure on Philae, Trajan’s Kiosk is today a roofless structure, is an amazing place to visit


P: Emperor Justinian of the Byzantine empire was able to codify Roman law and therefore reduce legal confusion in the Byzantine empire. During his rule Emperor Justinian also attempted to recover Western territory, without much success.


Haghia Sophia, Istanbul. Built under the rein of Justinian. "The Haghia Sophia, nominated by many authors and historians as one of the eighth wonders of the world, is certainly a masterpiece of architecture since it is one of the few structures of such huge dimensions to have stood erect for so long. Its architectural mastery was far ahead of its time and unmatched for 1000 years."

from Live Science

Plague Helped Bring Down Roman Empire, Graveyard Suggests

New evidence suggests the Black Death bacterium caused the Justinianic Plague of the sixth to eighth centuries. The pandemic, named after the Byzantine emperor Justinian I (shown here), killed more than 100 million people.


Emperor Justinian I during the Nika Riots, in which Empress Theodora persuades him to fight instead of flee. Art by Andre Durenceau, National Geographic Magazine Vol. 122, no. 6, Dec. 1962.