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Old 29-11-2013, 08:33 PM   #536
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Lightbulb Beehive Mill/Canal of the Sun-god

Beehive Mill is a Grade II* listed former cotton mill in the district of Ancoats, Manchester, England.. It is located at (grid reference SJ850987) on a site surrounded by Radium Street, Jersey Street, Bengal Street and Naval Street..

The building was constructed in three phases, the first two being in the early 1820s with the third phase being added in 1847. The second phase, built in 1824 and used as warehousing is an important example of early fireproof construction.. The roof of the 1824 warehouse belonging to Beehive Mill is the only known surviving example in Manchester of an advanced form of mill roof using cast and wrought iron, and which was prefabricated.. The third phase was 5 storeys high and built along Bengal Street; this block was damaged by fire and partially rebuilt in 1861.. The estimated value of the damage caused was £25,000..

The disused Bengal Street block of Beehive Mill was completely destroyed by fire in July 2005. The fire threatened to destroy the rest of the complex, which houses Sankeys nightclub and offices. In an effort to extinguish the fire water was pumped from the nearby Rochdale Canal...
Mesopotamia literally means "(Land) between rivers" in ancient Greek. The oldest known occurrence of the name Mesopotamia dates to the 4th century BCE, when it was used to designate the land east of the Euphrates in north Syria.. In modern times it has been more generally applied to all the lands between the Euphrates and the Tigris, thereby incorporating not only parts of Syria but also almost all of Iraq and southeastern Turkey.. The neighbouring steppes to the west of the Euphrates and the western part of the Zagros Mountains are also often included under the wider term Mesopotamia.. A further distinction is usually made between Upper or Northern Mesopotamia and Lower or Southern Mesopotamia..

The location of most of the major cities such as Kish, Uruk, Lagash etc. is known with certainty, while the location of minor settlements, situated along a network of canals, is more difficult to reconstruct. An important source of Mesopotamian toponymy is the great Babylonian encyclopedia Harra-hubullu and its commentaries. These texts contain lists of toponyms, but circumstantial evidence is required to correlate these with their geographical location. The most useful category of texts for this purpose are itineraries, which list settlements in the sequence they are passed by a traveller...
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