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Old 24-09-2014, 07:48 PM   #903
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Baelo Claudia is the name of an ancient Roman town, located 22 kilometres (14 mi) outside of Tarifa, near the village of Bolonia, in southern Spain.. Lying on the shores of the Straits of Gibraltar, the town was originally a fishing village and trade link when it was settled some 2,000 years ago. Although prosperous at the time of Emperor Claudius, it went into a decline hastened by earthquakes and was abandoned by the 6th century..

The life of the inhabitants reached its greatest splendor during the 1st century BC and the 2nd century AD. In the middle of the 2nd century, however, the town declined, probably as a result of a major earthquake which wiped out a large part.. In addition to such natural disasters, by the 3rd century, the town was beset by hordes of pirates, both Celtic and Barbary.. Although it experienced a slight renaissance later in the century, by the 6th century, the town had been abandoned..

The archeological site of Baelo Claudia preserves the most representative elements of the typical Roman city. There is a circular protective wall, the main gate, administrative buildings like the curia (local senate), the public archive, the forum, the judicial building, a temple to the Egyptian goddess Isis, as well as temples to Juno, Jupiter, and Minerva. Each god has its own individual temple, instead of one temple dedicated to them collectively; the only other Roman town believed to have a similar arrangement is Sbeitla in Tunisia. In addition, there are remnants of stores, a market, baths, and a theater..

Bael is the only member of the monotypic genus Aegle..Baal (sometimes spelled Bael, Baël (French), Baell) is in 17th Century goetic occult writings one of the se7en princes of Hell..While his Semitic predecessor was depicted as a man or a bull, the demon Baal was in grimoire tradition said to appear in the forms of a man, cat, toad, or combinations thereof. An illustration in Collin de Plancy's 1818 book Dictionnaire Infernal rather curiously placed the heads of the three creatures onto a set of spider legs..The Large Bee-fly, Bombylius major, is a bee mimic.. The eggs are flicked by the adult female toward the entrance of the underground nests of solitary bees and wasps.. After hatching, the larvae find their way into the nests to feed on the grubs..The soldier flies (Stratiomyidae, sometimes misspelled as Stratiomyiidae, from Greek στρατιώτης - soldier; μυια - fly) are a family of flies (historically placed in the now-obsolete group Orthorrhapha)..The Stratiomyidae are closely related to the family of Xylomyidae with which the share 10 synapomorphies and they form a monophyletic clade with the family of Pantophthalmidae with which they 5 synapomorphies... reached the Mediterranean..I wanted those waters to be blue, but they were black, nighttime waters, and how I suffered then, straining to recall the colour that in my youth I had taken for granted..Mama..mama has gone to heaven, Chérie, like that sweet lady right there..May flights of devils wing you to your rest...

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