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Archaeology Museum of Catalonia

The Archaeology Museum of Catalonia is an archaeological museum with five venues that exposes the most important archaeological collection of Catalonia, focusing on prehistoric times and ancient history. The museum was founded in 1932 by the Republican Government of Catalonia; the modern institution was created under the Museums of Catalonia Act in 1990 by the Ministry of Culture of the same Government. The head office is located in the former Palace of Graphic Arts, built on the Montjuïc hill for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition; the pavilion was to be dismantled once the event was over, but it was conserved and refitted by the architect Josep Gudiol before the museum opened its doors in 1932. The museum is composed by a group of five museum venues archaeological sites in several places of Catalonia: Officially, Museu d'Arqueologia de Barcelona i Institut de Prehistòria i Arqueologia; the museum was designed by Pelagi Martínez i Patricio, covers an area of 4,000 m2 and is structured into five chronological spaces: prehistory.

Some of the main attractions are the Greek statue of Asclepius from the 3rd century BCE, discovered in Empúries, the Iberian Treasure of Tivissa and the votive crown from the Treasure of Torredonjimeno. The village of Sant Martí d'Empúries is on a small isthmus, settled since the 9th century BCE, when it was inhabited by Indigetes; the town itself was built around the 6th century BCE by Greek colonists and was occupied by the Romans during the Punic Wars. Archaeological recovery of the site began in 1908 and 25% of the site has been excavated. In addition to the outdoor exhibits, many of the artifacts discovered here can be seen in the museum on the site. Founded in 1846 as the "Provincial Museum of Antiquities and Fine Arts", making it one of the oldest museums in Catalonia, it was relocated on several occasions until it arrived at its current location in the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants in 1857. It became a part of MAC in 1992. Th settlement at Olèrdola was continuously inhabited from the 8th century BCE to the time of the Reconquista.

The site includes an Iron Age fortified nucleus, an Iberian settlement, a Roman fortification and a medieval town with Romanesque and pre-Romanesque churches and medieval tombs cut into the rock. It was opened to the public in November 1971 and became part of the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia in 1995. Located in the Baix Empordà, the Iberian town of Ullastret is the largest Iberian settlement discovered so far in Catalonia, with a history stretching back to the 5th Century B. C. Excavations continue to this day. Visitors can walk around the ruined walls and cobbled streets of the village, as well as visit the Ullastret Monographic Museum, part of the complex. Centre d'Arqueologia Subaquàtica de Catalunya in Girona. Created in 1992 to protect underwater archeological sites and part of MAC since 1996, the centre's mission is to take inventory, protect and study underwater heritage sites in Catalonia. In addition to its own projects, CASC provides support for external archeological teams. National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona List of museums in Catalonia Official website

Mokope Modjadji

Mokope Modjadji V was the fifth Rain Queen of the Balobedu tribe in the Limpopo Province of South Africa from 1981 until her death in 2001. Mokope Modjadji was traditional in her role as Rain Queen, she lived in seclusion in the Royal Compound in Khetlhakone Village and followed all the customs the Rain Queens were expected to follow. Mokope Modjadji met and became good friends with the President of South Africa Nelson Mandela in 1994. Mandela could speak to Mokope only through the traditional intermediary, they became better friends and Mandela bought the Rain Queen a Japanese car to help her travel up the steep roads to her Royal Compound. He was able to meet her in person and when asked about the Rain Queen Mandela said that, just like Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Modjadji did not answer questions. On other political fronts, Queen Mokope did not support the idea of an ANC government as she believed that its anti-traditional ideas would dilute her authority; however once the ANC came to power, they treated the Rain Queen with respect.

She was offered an annual salary. Mokope Modjadji had three children, including Princess Makheala. However, Princess Makheala died two days before the death of her mother. Queen Mokope died at the age of 65. Makheala's daughter, became the next Rain Queen. Mokope's son, Prince Masopha Edwin Modjadji, died in August 2005. Information on Rain Queen Customs Death of Modjadji V from the New York Times Obituary of Queen Modjadji V from The Independent

Denmark men's national softball team

Denmark Men's National Softball Team has been competing internationally since 1985. The team's best result is winning the 2010 European Championship in Havlickuv Brod in the Czech Republic; the 1988 World Championships were held in Canada. The team played 13 games in the round robin round. Australia beat Denmark 11–1 in one game in this round; the team competed at the 1996 ISF Men's World Championship in Midland, Michigan where they finished with 3 wins and 7 losses. The team competed at the 2000 ISF Men's World Championship in East London, South Africa where they finished thirteenth; the team competed at the 2009 ISF Men's World Championship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where they finished eleventh. The team competed at the 2015 ISF Men's World Championships in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where they finished 13th; the team competed at the 2017 ISF Men's World Championships in Whitehorse, Yukon where they finished 12th. The team competed at the 2019 WBSC Men's World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic where they finished 9th..

ESF Men's Championship: 1 gold, 8 silver and 2 bronze. ISF Men's World Championship: 1988, Canada: nr. 14, 1996, Midland, USA: nr. 15, 2009, Canada: nr. 11, 2015, Canada: nr. 13, 2017, Canada: nr. 12, 2019, Czech Republic: nr. 9 Danish Softball Federation European Softball Federation International Softball Federation