Sunday, March 27, 2005


City of ancient Cyprus better known as Salamis (q.v.).

Saturday, March 26, 2005


Powerful and widely worshiped Celtic god; his iconographic symbols were usually his mallet and libation saucer, indicative of his powers of protection and provision. His Irish equivalent seems to have been the Dagda. Sucellus was possibly one of the Gaulish gods who were equated by Julius Caesar with the Roman god Dis Pater, from whom, according to Caesar, all the

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Daigo, Go-

In full  Go-daigo Tenno,  personal name  Takaharu  emperor of Japan (1318–39), whose efforts to overthrow the shogunate and restore the monarchy led to civil war and divided the imperial family into two rival factions.

Israeli, Isaac Ben Solomon


Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Byron, John

The second son of the 4th Baron Byron, he was a midshipman on board the Wager in 1741 when it was wrecked off the coast of Chile during George Anson's voyage round the world. After unparalleled hardships Byron eventually reached

Monday, March 21, 2005

Tibet, Plateau Of

Also called  Tibetan Highlands  or  Tsinghai-Tibet Plateau,  Chinese (Wade–Giles)  Ch'ing-tsang Kao-yuan  or  (Pinyin) Qing Zang Gaoyuan   vast, high plateau in Central Asia and part of China in which the Tibet Autonomous Region, Tsinghai province, western Szechwan province, and southern Uighur Autonomous Region of Sinkiang are located. It lies between the Kunlun Mountains (north) and the Himalayas (south) and is a region of tangled mountains that rise 13,000 to 15,000 feet (4,000 to 5,000 metres). The plateau has an area of about 850,000 square

Sunday, March 20, 2005


Prefecture (ken), extreme western Honshu, Japan, bordered by the Sea of Japan (north), the Shimonoseki-kaikyo (Shimonoseki Strait; southwest), and the Inland Sea (south). Most of its 2,355-sq-mi (6,100-sq-km) area is composed of plateaus and hills, and there are no extensive plains. The limestone caves and outcroppings of the Akiyoshi-dai (plateau) in the west present a typical karst formation

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Great Sand Dunes National Monument And Preserve

Federal legislation enacted in 2000 created Great Sand