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Genk
GENK (Dutch pronunciation: ) is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt
Hasselt
. The municipality only comprises the city of Genk
Genk
itself. It is one of the most important industrial cities in Flanders
Flanders
, located on the Albert Canal , between Antwerp
Antwerp
and Liège
Liège
. 54% of the inhabitants are of foreign origin from about 85 different nationalities, mostly Italians, Turks , and Greeks
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André Dumont
ANDRé HUBERT DUMONT (15 February 1809 – 28 February 1857) was a Belgian geologist . Dumont was born in Liège . His first work was a masterly Mémoire on the geology of the province of Liège published in 1832. A few years later he became a professor of mineralogy and geology and afterwards Rector of the University of Liège . He subsequently turned his attention to the mineralogical and stratigraphical description of the geological formations in Belgium. The names given by him to many subdivisions of the Cretaceous and Tertiary have been adopted. His Mémoire sur les terrains ardennais et rhénan de l'Ardenne, du Brabant et du Condroz (1847–1848) is notable for the care with which the mineralogy of the strata was described, but the palaeontological characterization was insufficient, and neither did he adopt the terms Silurian or Devonian . 1875 Dumont's geological map of Europe During twenty years he laboured on a geological map of Belgium (1849)
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May Queen
The MAY QUEEN or QUEEN OF MAY is a personification of the May Day holiday, and of springtime and also summer . May Altar in Ireland, religious imagery of Mary as Queen of May, work of artist Clare O Hagan CONTENTS * 1 Festivals * 2 History * 3 Maintaining the tradition * 4 Cultural references to the May Queen
May Queen
* 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links FESTIVALS A May Queen
May Queen
of New Westminster, British Columbia
New Westminster, British Columbia
, Canada circa 1877 Today the May Queen
May Queen
is a girl who must ride or walk at the front of a parade for May Day celebrations. She wears a white gown to symbolise purity and usually a tiara or crown . Her duty is to begin the May Day celebrations. She is generally crowned by flowers and makes a speech before the dancing begins
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World War I
Allied victory * Central Powers ' victory on the Eastern Front nullified by defeat on the Western Front * Fall of the German , Russian , Ottoman , and Austro-Hungarian empires * Russian Civil War and foundation of Soviet Union
Soviet Union
* Formation of new countries in Europe
Europe
and the Middle East * Transfer of German colonies and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers * Establishment of the League of Nations
League of Nations
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Prince-Bishopric Of Liège
The PRINCE-BISHOPRIC OF LIèGE was a state of the Holy Roman Empire in the Low Countries
Low Countries
, situated for the most part in present Belgium
Belgium
, which was ruled by the Bishop of Liège who held an Imperial Estate and had seat and voice at the Imperial Diet . The Prince-Bishopric of Liège should not be confused with the diocese of Liège , which was larger. The bishops of Liège acquired their status as a Prince-bishop between 980 and 985 when Bishop Notger , who had been the bishop of Liege since 972, received secular control of the County of Huy from Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor
Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor
. The Prince-Bishopric belonged from 1500 on to the Lower Rhenish–Westphalian Circle
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County Of Loon
The COUNTY OF LOON (Dutch : GRAAFSCHAP LOON, French : COMTé DE LOOZ) was a province of the ancien regime Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
, mainly lying west of the Meuse river (Dutch : Maas) in present-day Flemish -speaking Belgium
Belgium
, and east of the old Duchy of Brabant
Duchy of Brabant
. Its territory once it reached its maximum extent corresponded closely to that of the current Belgian province of Limburg . The most important cities (bonnes villes) of the county were Beringen , Bilzen
Bilzen
, Borgloon , Bree , Hamont , Hasselt
Hasselt
, Herk-de-Stad
Herk-de-Stad
, Maaseik
Maaseik
, Peer and Stokkem
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Greeks In Belgium
The GREEK COMMUNITY IN BELGIUM numbers between 15,000 and 26,000 people. They are located throughout the country with Brussels being home to the largest concentration
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Celt
Pontic Steppe * Domestication of the horse * Kurgan * Kurgan culture * Steppe cultures * Bug-Dniester * Sredny Stog * Dnieper-Donets * Samara * Khvalynsk * Yamna * Mikhaylovka culture Caucasus * Maykop East-Asia * Afanasevo Eastern Europe * Usatovo * Cernavodă * Cucuteni Northern Europe* Corded ware * Bad
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Rolduc
ROLDUC is the name of a medieval abbey in Kerkrade , the Netherlands , which is now a Roman Catholic seminary and an affiliated conferencing center. The abbey is a rijksmonument . It is part of the Top 100 Dutch heritage sites , established in 1990 by the Department for Conservation. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Description * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYIn 1104, a young priest by the name of Ailbertus of Antoing founded an Augustinian abbey in the Land of Rode, near the river Wurm . The abbey was called Kloosterrade, which later became 's-Hertogenrade (in French: Rode-le-Duc or Rolduc), after the ducal castle that was built across the Wurm. Ailbertus died in 1111 and his bones were later interred in the crypt . In 1136 the land of Rode, including the abbey, fell into the hands of the Duchy of Limburg . Kloosterrade was considered to be their family church
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Ash Wednesday
ASH WEDNESDAY, a day of fasting , is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity . It occurs 46 days (40 fasting days, if the six Sundays, which are not days of fast, are excluded) before Easter
Easter
and can fall as early as February 4 or as late as March 10. Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday
is observed by many Western Christians, including Anglicans , Lutherans , Methodists , Presbyterians , and Roman Catholics . According to the canonical gospels of Matthew , Mark and Luke , Jesus Christ spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he endured temptation by Satan . Lent originated as a mirroring of this, fasting 40 days as preparation for Easter. Every Sunday was seen as a commemoration of the Sunday of Christ's resurrection and so as a feast day on which fasting was inappropriate
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Carnival
CARNIVAL (see other spellings and names ) is a Western Christian festive season that occurs before the liturgical season of Lent . The main events typically occur during February or early March, during the period historically known as Shrovetide
Shrovetide
(or Pre-Lent). Carnival typically involves a public celebration and/or parade combining some elements of a circus , masks, and a public street party . People wear masks and costumes during many such celebrations, allowing them to lose their everyday individuality and experience a heightened sense of social unity. Excessive consumption of alcohol, meat, and other foods proscribed during Lent is extremely common
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Re-enactment
HISTORICAL REENACTMENT (or RE-ENACTMENT) is an educational or entertainment activity in which people follow a plan to recreate aspects of a historical event or period. This may be as narrow as a specific moment from a battle, such as the reenactment of Pickett\'s Charge presented during the Great Reunion of 1913 , or as broad as an entire period, such as Regency reenactment or The 1920s Berlin Project
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Planetarium
A PLANETARIUM (plural planetaria or planetariums) is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation . A dominant feature of most planetaria is the large dome -shaped projection screen onto which scenes of stars , planets and other celestial objects can be made to appear and move realistically to simulate the complex 'motions of the heavens'. The celestial scenes can be created using a wide variety of technologies, for example precision-engineered 'star balls' that combine optical and electro-mechanical technology, slide projector , video and fulldome projector systems, and lasers. Whatever technologies are used, the objective is normally to link them together to provide an accurate relative motion of the sky
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National Park
A NATIONAL PARK is a park in use for conservation purposes. Often it is a reserve of natural, semi-natural, or developed land that a sovereign state declares or owns. Although individual nations designate their own national parks differently, there is a common idea: the conservation of 'wild nature' for posterity and as a symbol of national pride. An international organization, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and its World Commission on Protected Areas , has defined "National Park" as its Category
Category
II type of protected areas . While this type of national park had been proposed previously, the United States established the first "public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people", Yellowstone National Park
Park
, in 1872
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Open-air Museum
An OPEN-AIR MUSEUM (or OPEN AIR MUSEUM) is a museum that exhibits collections of buildings and artifacts out-of-doors. They are also frequently known as MUSEUMS OF BUILDINGS or folk museums . The concept of an open-air museum originated in Scandinavia
Scandinavia
in the late 19th century and spread widely. A comprehensive history of the open-air museum as an idea and institution can be found in Swedish museologist Sten Rentzhog 's 2007 book Open Air Museums: The History and Future of a Visionary Idea. Living history museums, including LIVING FARM MUSEUMS and living museums , open-air museums where costumed interpreters portray period life in an earlier era. The interpreters act as if they are living in a different time and place and perform everyday household tasks, crafts, and occupations. The goal is to demonstrate older lifestyles and pursuits to modern audiences
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Esbjörn Svensson Trio
ESBJöRN SVENSSON TRIO (or E.S.T.) was a Swedish jazz piano trio formed in 1993 consisting of Esbjörn Svensson (piano), Dan Berglund (double bass), and Magnus Öström (drums). Its music has classical, rock, pop, and techno elements. It lists classical composer Béla Bartók and rock band Radiohead as influences. Its style involves conventional jazz and the use of electronic effects and multitrack recording . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Awards * 3 Discography * 3.1 Albums * 4 Also appear on * 5 Collaborations * 6 Literature * 7 References * 8 External links BIOGRAPHYThe trio deliberately blurred genres , with Svensson's musical catholicism drawing upon a wide variety of artist influences. e.s.t. was also renowned for its vibrant style in live performances, often playing in rock and roll oriented venues to young crowds. It achieved great commercial success and critical acclaim throughout Europe
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