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Alhambra
The Alhambra
Alhambra
(/ælˈhæmbrə/; Spanish: [aˈlambɾa]; Arabic: الْحَمْرَاء‎ [ʔælħæmˈɾˠɑːʔ], Al-Ḥamrā, lit. "The Red One",[Note 1][Note 2] the complete Arabic form of which was Qalat Al-Hamra)[Note 3] is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Nasrid emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls
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Whitewash
Whitewash, or calcimine, kalsomine, calsomine, or lime paint is a low-cost type of paint made from slaked lime (calcium hydroxide, Ca(OH)2) and chalk (calcium carbonate, (CaCO3), sometimes known as "whiting". Various other additives are also used.Contents1 Usage as paint1.1 Additives 1.2 Limitations 1.3 Cost2 Applications2.1 Orchards 2.2 Dairy
Dairy
barns 2.3 Other uses3 In popular culture 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksUsage as paint[edit]Whitewashers, photographed by Nicolae Ionescu (cs), 1928 Whitewash
Whitewash
cures through a reaction with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to form calcium carbonate in the form of calcite, a reaction known as carbonation. It is usually applied to exteriors; however, it is traditionally used for interiors in food preparation areas, particularly rural dairies, for its mildly antibacterial properties
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Myrtus Communis
Myrtus
Myrtus
communis, the common myrtle, is a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae
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Morisco Rebellions In Granada
Spanish victoryMass expulsion of most Muslims in Granada to Castile. Resettlement of Granada with Catholic settlers.Belligerents Spain Muslims of GranadaCommanders and leadersPhilip II Don John of Austria Marquis of Mondéjar Marquis of Los Vélez Duke of Sessa Abén HumeyaStrength2,200 (initially) 20,000 (1570) 4,000 (initially) 25,000 (1570)The rebellion of the Alpujarras of 1568–71, sometimes called the War of the Alpujarras or the Morisco Revolt, was the second such revolt against the Castilian Crown in the mountainous Alpujarra region
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Kingdom Of Castile
The Kingdom of Castile
Kingdom of Castile
(/kæˈstiːl/; Spanish: Reino de Castilla, Latin: Regnum Castellae) was a large and powerful state on the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages. Its name comes from the host of castles constructed in the region. It began in the 9th century as the County of Castile
County of Castile
(Condado de Castilla), an eastern frontier lordship of the Kingdom of León. During the 10th century its counts increased their autonomy, but it was not until 1065 that it was separated from León and became a kingdom in its own right. Between 1072 and 1157 it was again united with León, and after 1230 this union became permanent. Throughout this period the Castilian kings made extensive conquests in southern Iberia at the expense of the Islamic principalities
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World Heritage Site
A World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations
United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity. To be selected, a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
must be an already classified landmark, unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable place having special cultural or physical significance (such as an ancient ruin or historical structure, building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, mountain, or wilderness area)
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Peninsular War
French Empire Bonapartist Spain Confederation of the Rhine Napoleonic Italy Duchy of WarsawCommanders and leaders Arthur Wellesley William Beresford Rowland Hill John Moore † Francisco Castaños Juan Martín Díez José Palafox Gregorio de la Cuesta Miguel Álava Esquivel Joaquín Blake Bernardino Freire † Francisco da Silveira Napoleon
Napoleon
I Joseph I Joachim Murat Jean-Andoche Junot Jean de Dieu Soult André Masséna Michel Ney Louis Gabriel Suchet Jean Lannes Joseph Mortier Auguste de Marmont Jean-Baptiste Bessières Jean-Baptiste Jourdan Claude Victor-PerrinSt
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Romanticism
Romanticism
Romanticism
(also known as the Romantic era) was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century, and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850. Romanticism
Romanticism
was characterized by its emphasis on emotion and individualism as well as glorification of all the past and nature, preferring the medieval rather than the classical
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UNESCO World Heritage Site
A World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations
United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity. To be selected, a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
must be an already classified landmark, unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable place having special cultural or physical significance (such as an ancient ruin or historical structure, building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, mountain, or wilderness area)
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English Elm
The Field Elm
Field Elm
cultivar Ulmus minor
Ulmus minor
'Atinia',[1] commonly known as the English Elm, formerly Common Elm
Elm
and Horse May,[2] and more lately the Atinian Elm[3] was, before the spread of Dutch elm disease, the most common field elm in central southern England, though not native there, and one of the largest and fastest-growing deciduous trees in Europe. R. H
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Mannerist
Mannerism, also known as Late Renaissance,[1] is a style in European art that emerged in the later years of the Italian High Renaissance around 1520 and lasted until about end of the 16th century in Italy, when the Baroque
Baroque
style began to replace it
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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke Of Wellington
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852), was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as Prime Minister. His defeat of Napoleon
Napoleon
at the Battle of Waterloo
Battle of Waterloo
in 1815 puts him in the first rank of Britain's military heroes. Wellesley was born in Dublin, into the Protestant Ascendancy
Protestant Ascendancy
in Ireland. He was commissioned as an ensign in the British Army
British Army
in 1787, serving in Ireland
Ireland
as aide-de-camp to two successive Lords Lieutenant of Ireland. He was also elected as a Member of Parliament in the Irish House of Commons
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Nightingale
The common nightingale or simply nightingale ( Luscinia
Luscinia
megarhynchos), also known as rufous nightingale, is a small passerine bird best known for its powerful and beautiful song
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Byzantine Architecture
Byzantine architecture
Byzantine architecture
is the architecture of the Byzantine Empire, also known as the Later Roman or Eastern Roman Empire. Byzantine architecture was mostly influenced by Roman and Greek architecture. It began with Constantine the Great
Constantine the Great
when he rebuilt the city of Byzantium and named it Constantinople[1] and continued with his building of churches [2] and the forum of Constantine. This terminology is used by modern historians to designate the medieval Roman Empire
Roman Empire
as it evolved as a distinct artistic and cultural entity centered on the new capital of Constantinople
Constantinople
rather than the city of Rome
Rome
and environs. The empire endured for more than a millennium
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Stucco
Stucco
Stucco
or render is a material made of aggregates, a binder and water. Stucco
Stucco
is applied wet and hardens to a very dense solid. It is used as a decorative coating for walls and ceilings, and as a sculptural and artistic material in architecture. Stucco
Stucco
may be used to cover less visually appealing construction materials, such as metal, concrete, cinder block, or clay brick and adobe. In English, stucco usually refers to a coating for the outside of a building and plaster one for interiors; as described below, the material itself is often little different
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Maghreb
المغرب‎‎ al-Maɣréb ⵜⴰⵎⴰⵣⵗⴰ / Tamazɣa‎Countries and territories Algeria Libya Mauritania Morocco Tunisia Western SaharaMajor regional organizations Arab League, Arab Maghreb Union, Community of Sahel-Saharan StatesLanguagesArabic (Maghrebi Arabic) BerberReligion Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Traditional Berber religion, IrreligionCapitals Tripoli (Libya) Algiers (Algeria) Nouakchott (Mauritania) Rabat (Morocco) Tunis (Tunisia)CurrencyAlgerian dinar Libyan dinar Mauritanian ouguiya Moroccan dirham Tunisian dinarThe Maghreb, also known as the Berber world,[1][2] Barbary,[3][4][5] or Berbery[6][7] (Arabic: المغرب‎ al-Maɣréb; Berber languages: Tamazɣa or Tamazgha, ⵜⴰⵎⴰⵣⵗⴰ) is a major region of northern Africa that consists primarily of the countries Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania
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