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Praia da Luz officially Luz, is a civil parish located about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the municipality of Lagos in the Portuguese Algarve... Also known as Luz de Lagos or Vila da Luz (a contraction of its former official name, Vila da Nossa Senhora da Luz), "Praia da Luz" (which means Beach of the Light) is used to refer to both the urbanized village and the beach.. The parish had its origins in a small fishing village (the industry is now only found in isolated enclaves to the west), but was transformed by several holiday-villa complexes into a tourist/vacation centre...

Much like many of the coastal communities of Portugal, Luz was susceptible to attacks by pirates from the North of Africa. Luz was frequently attacked by Moors, who plied the water of the Algarve, attacked small settlements, and pillaged the treasures of the churches and homes of its residences...The parish of Luz was formally constituted in 1673.. The origins of the settlement date to the construction of a fortress in the area of Luz, and the presence of fishermen along the coast, especially after the establishment of an industry in the 15th and 16th centuries, when sardine fishing employed around 90 men..

Faro is the southernmost city in Continental Portugal. It is located in the Faro Municipality in southern Portugal...The Algarve and Faro district cover the same territory..In the 9th century it became the capital of a short-lived princedom and was fortified with a ring of defensive walls. At this time the name Santa Maria began to be used instead of Ossonoba.. Later on the town was known as Harun (from a local Muslim chieftain), hence its current name, Faro. During the 500 years of Moorish rule there were some Jewish inhabitants in Faro who wrote copies of the Old Testament. One of Faro's historical names in Arabic is أخشونبة (ʼUḫšūnubaḧ)...The Earl of Essex sacked the town in 1596 and seized the library of the Bishop of Faro. These books appeared later in the University of Oxford as part of the Bodleian Library...The Church of Nossa Senhora da Luz, reconstructed by local contributions after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake in 1874...The 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon Earthquake, occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal on Saturday, 1 November 1755, the holiday of All Saints' Day, at around 09:40 local time...In the 20th century, 2 events (a violent storm and the 1969 earthquake) caused similar damage to the church body...

L'église de la Madeleine, Madeleine Church; more formally, L'église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine; less formally, just La Madeleine) is a Roman Catholic church occupying a commanding position in the 8th arrondissement of Paris...The Madeleine Church was designed in its present form as a temple to the glory of Napoleon's army. To its south lies the Place de la Concorde, to the east is the Place Vendôme, and to the west L'église Saint-Augustin...

The site of this edifice, centred at the end of rue Royale, a line-of-sight between Gabriel's twin hôtels in the Place de la Concorde, required a suitably monumental end from the time the square was established in 1755, as Place Louis XV..The Chapelle expiatoire ("Expiatory Chapel")is a chapel located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France. This chapel is dedicated to Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette, although they are formally buried in the Basilica of St Denis...The Chapel was severely damaged by storm in 2009...The Faroe Islands are an island group and archipelago under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark, situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland..The Iberian Peninsula, commonly called Iberia, is a peninsula located in the extreme southwest of Europe which includes the sovereign states of Spain, Portugal, Andorra part of France,and including British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar..The Iberian Peninsula has been inhabited for at least 1,000,000 years as remains found in the sites at Atapuerca demonstrate. Among these sites is the cave of Gran Dolina, where 6 hominin skeletons, dated between 780,000 and one million years ago, were found in 1994...The Iberian lynx is a rabbit specialist – the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) forms the bulk of its diet (79.5–86.7%), with (5.9%) hares (Lepus granatensis) and rodents (3.2%) less common.. A male requires 1 rabbit per day; a female bringing up cubs will eat 3 rabbits per day...The presence of Iberian lynxes in Portugal (particularly in the south) has been verified, but there is no evidence of reproduction... In 2002, the Jerez Zoo confirmed it had 3 females and was developing a plan for a captive breeding program..1 of those females was Saliega, captured as a cub in April 2002..She became the 1st Iberian lynx to breed in captivity, giving birth to 3 healthy kittens on March 29, 2005 at the El Acebuche Breeding Center, in the Doñana Nature Park in Huelva, Spain...Cheap Flights to Faro & the Algarve, Portugal...The Historic Quarter of Faro has several places of interest and is excellent for shopping along with the Market Hall in Loulé which hosts a gypsy market every Saturday...

Among the new arrivals are Tammy and Andy, Don and Alice's children, who were in Spain on a school trip during the initial outbreak. They are subsequently admitted to District One, a safe zone guarded by the US Army, on the Isle of Dogs. As they are examined by Major Scarlet Levy, the district's chief medical officer, she notes Andy's differently coloured eyes, a trait inherited from his mother.. After 18 weeks the island is declared relatively safe, although still under quarantine..28 weeks after the outbreak..Release dates 26 April 2007... (London)
The story of the nephilim is further elaborated in the Book of Enoch...And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.' And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.' And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.' Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it..A similar biblical Hebrew word with different vowel-sounds is used in Ezekiel 32:27...,_Paris

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