Thursday, July 28, 2005


The northern Tuareg live mainly in true desert country, whereas the southerners

Sunday, July 24, 2005


Also spelled  Dendera  agricultural town on the west bank of the Nile, in Qina muhafazah (governorate), Upper Egypt. The modern town is built on the ancient site of Ta-ynt-netert (She of the Divine Pillar), or Tentyra. It was the capital of the sixth nome (province) of pharaonic Upper Egypt and was dedicated to the sky and fertility goddess Hathor. Her temple is one of the best preserved in Egypt. The present

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Albany River

River, north central Ontario, Canada, rising in Lake St. Joseph at an elevation of 1,218 ft (371 m) and flowing generally eastward into James Bay. For 250 mi (400 km) of its 610-mi course, the river is navigable, and it served as an important route during the fur-trading days, when boats sailed inland from the Hudson's Bay Company post of Ft. Albany (established 1684) at the mouth. Its largest tributary is the

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Wylie, Elinor

Elinor Hoyt grew up from age 12 in Washington, D.C., where her father served as assistant U.S. attorney general and later as solicitor general. In 1904 she graduated from

Tuesday, June 28, 2005


County of east-central Wales, bordering on England. Powys county is by far the largest in Wales. It covers a rugged landscape of valleys and mountains, including most of Brecon Beacons National Park, and it encompasses the entire historic counties of Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire, most of Brecknockshire, and the southern edge of the historic county of Denbighshire

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Town and traditional emirate in Jigawa state, northern Nigeria. The town has been the emirate's headquarters since 1819. It was founded by Dan Tunku, a Fulani warrior who was one of the 14 flag bearers for the Fulani jihad (holy war) leader Usman dan Fodio. Dan Tunku arrived from the nearby town of Dambatta (Dambarta) at a stockaded village that he named Kazaure and established

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Ancient Rome, Administration of Rome and Italy

Ordinary Roman citizens who were neither senators nor equites were of lesser consequence. Although still used, the old formula senatus populusque Romanus (“the Senate and the Roman people”) had changed its meaning: in effect, its populusque Romanus portion now meant “the emperor.” The “Roman people” had become the “Italian people,” and it was embodied in the person of Augustus,