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Battambang Province

Battambang is a province of Cambodia in the far northwest of the country. Bordering provinces are Banteay Meanchey to the north, Pursat to the east and south, Siem Reap to the northeast, Pailin to the west; the northern and southern extremes of the province's western boundaries form part of the international border with Thailand. In addition, Tonle Sap forms part of the northeastern boundary between Siem Pursat, its capital and largest city is Battambang. It is the fifth most populous province in Cambodia. In land area, Battambang is the fifth largest province of Cambodia. Battambang is one of the provinces included in the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve; the province's fertile rice fields have led to a agricultural economy giving rise to the moniker "the rice bowl of Cambodia". The province features a range of cultures as well as natural resources. Seventy five percent of the area is mountains; the area has a tropical climate. Battambang means'loss of staff' in Khmer, referring to the local legend of Preah Bat Dambang Kranhoung.

Stone inscriptions discovered from pre-Angkorian and Angkorian eras have as yet not mentioned any contemporary villages or districts called "Battambang", but according to the document Mohachun Khmer, Srok Battambang was used during the Angkor and post-Angkor eras. Battambang is divided into 13 districts and one municipality which are further subdivided into 92 communes, 10 sangkats and 810 villages. Local government entities within the province include the two towns and 12 subdistrict municipalities Wat Ek Phnom is a collapsed 11th century temple 11 km north of Battambang; the temple measures 52 m by 49 m and is surrounded by the remains of a laterite wall and an ancient baray. A lintel depicting the Churning of the Ocean of Milk is above the east entrance to the central temple, the upper flanks of which hold some finely carved bas-reliefs. Construction of an oversized Buddha statue began by locals next to the temple has been stopped by the government because, they say, it mars the site’s historical provenance and "timeless beauty".

Wat Banan, some 25 km south of Battambang City, has been likened to a smaller version of the more imposing Angkor Wat. Built in the 10th century. - The 11th century mountain Angkor ruin of Phnom Banan is the best perserved of the khmer temple around battambang. As you approach you will see the distance five tower poiting skyward, Like a small version of Angkorwat. At the base of the mountain you can faced with a step laterite staircase flanked by nagas. After climbing the 350+ steps you are treated to a wonderfully peaceful setting. Battambang is accessible by road, by boat via the Sangkea River. Both the airport and railway line are not in use. Buses make 5-6 hour journey from Phnom Penh and the 3-4 hour journey from Siem Reap hourly. Battambang - The Rice Bowl of Cambodia Battambang Provincial Resources

Gmina Odrzywół

Gmina Odrzywół is a rural gmina in Przysucha County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland. Its seat is the village of Odrzywół, which lies 18 kilometres north of Przysucha and 84 km south of Warsaw; the gmina covers an area of 94.83 square kilometres, as of 2006 its total population is 4,185. Gmina Odrzywół contains the villages and settlements of Ceteń, Dąbrowa, Kamienna Wola, Kłonna, Kolonia Ossa, Łęgonice Małe, Lipiny, Myślakowice, Myślakowice-Kolonia, Odrzywół, Ossa, Różanna, Stanisławów, Wandzinów and Wysokin. Gmina Odrzywół is bordered by the gminas of Drzewica, Klwów, Nowe Miasto nad Pilicą, Poświętne, Rusinów and Rzeczyca. Polish official population figures 2006

Plomo Mummy

The Plomo Mummy is the well preserved remains of an Incan child found on Cerro El Plomo near Santiago, Chile in 1954. It was discovered by Guillermo Chacón Carrasco, Jaime Ríos Abarca, Luis Gerardo Ríos Barrueto; the mummy was brought to the attention of Grete Mostny at the Chilean National Museum of Natural History. The Plomo Mummy was the first notable frozen mummy discovery of high-altitude human sacrifice by the Incas, a practice called qhapaq hucha; the mummy is curated by the National Museum of Natural History in Santiago, where a replica of the mummy is on public display. In 2003, histological examinations of the remains revealed the presence of a primitive species of the Trichinella parasite. Children of Llullaillaco List of unsolved murders Mummy Juanita Ötzi the Iceman Aufderheide, Arthur C.. The scientific study of mummies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521177351. Retrieved 24 July 2012. Wheeler, Margaret. History Was Buried: A Source Book of Archaeology. Bbs Budget Book Svs.

ISBN 978-0883652855. Besom, Thomas. "Inka Sacrifice and the Mummy of Salinas Grandes". Latin American Antiquity. 21: 399–422. Doi:10.7183/1045-6635.21.4.399. JSTOR 25767002. Héctor, Rodríguez. "Ultrastructural preservation of tissues and their reaction to the infection with trichinella in the El Plomo mummy: Muscle fiber ultrastructure and trichinosis/mummy of the Cerro El Plomo". Microscopy Research and Technique. 80: 898–903. Doi:10.1002/jemt.22879. PMID 28475269. Horne, Patrick D. "The Prince of El Plomo: a frozen treasure". Human Mummies. Pp. 153–7. Doi:10.1007/978-3-7091-6565-2_15. ISBN 978-3-7091-7352-7. Reinhard, Johan. Inca Rituals and Sacred Mountains: A Study of the World's Highest Archaeological Sites. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. ISBN 978-1-931745-77-2. Lane, Kevin. "Inca". In Insoll, Timothy; the Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion. Pp. 571–84. Doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199232444.013.0037. ISBN 978-0-19-923244-4. Fuenzalida, H.. "La Momia del Cerro El Plomo, Historia del hallazgo".

Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural. 27: 3–7. Mostny, G.. "La Momia del Cerro El Plomo, Estado de conservación del conjunto arqueológico". Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural. 27: 9–13. Jeldes, F.. "La Momia del Cerro El Plomo, Protocolos de Antropología Física". Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural. 27: 15–28. Mostny, G.. "La Momia del Cerro El Plomo, Protocolos de Arqueología". Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural. 27: 29–81. Krakl, T. L.. "La Momia del Cerro El Plomo, El cerro El Plomo". Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural. 27: 83–107. Mostny, G.. "La Momia del Cerro El Plomo, Los Incas en Chile". Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural. 27: 108–12. Mostny, G.. "La Momia del Cerro El Plomo, Conclusiones". Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural. 27: 114–9. Image of the mummy at the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural

Yakacık, Gazipaşa

Yakacık is a village in Antalya Province, Turkey. Yakacık is in Gazipaşa district of Antalya Province, it is on Turkish state highway D.400 which runs from west to east in south Turkey and it is situated at 36°06′N 32°33′E to the west of a creek named Kaledran. It is the easternmost point of Antalya Province, it was issued from Anıtlı on the other side of a creek, in the neighbouring Mersin Province. However although the villages are issued, the residents still prefer to use the name Kaledran for both parts; the distance to Gazipaşa is 43 kilometres and to Antalya was 221 kilometres. The population is of Yakacık is 324 Like many Mediterranean coastline villages, Kaledran produces vegetables and fruits bananas. With several natural beaches, Kaledran's potential for tourism is promising. A local news page

The Procurator's House, Magor

The Procurator's House, Monmouthshire, is a large, ruined mansion of the sixteenth-century, standing next to St Mary's Church in the centre of the village. Although of ecclesiastical origin, it is unlikely the present house was occupied by a Procurator, a church official responsible for the collection of tithes; the lands owned by the Church of St Mary were controlled by the Abbey of Anagni, in Italy, in the Middle Ages and it is possible that an earlier building on the same site housed the abbey's procurator. The current building post-dates ownership by the abbey, it was constructed when the avowson of St Mary's was controlled by Tintern Abbey; the building is referenced in a document of 1585, when it is referred to as "the mansion house belonging to the vicarage of Magor." This accounts for the two alternative names for Magor Mansion and The Church House. The building or, more its site, is one of only two examples of such procurators' houses known in Britain. Now ruined, the current house was constructed c.1500–1550.

It is both a Grade II * listed building. During the thirteenth century, the Abbey of Anagni had become wealthy and powerful, producing four Popes within 100 years. In 1238, during the reign of Pope Gregory IX, born in Anagni, the church of St Mary's, its associated lands, came under control of the abbey and remained its responsibility until 1385; the church was donated to the abbey by 4th Earl of Pembroke and Lord of Chepstow. During that time, it is possible that a house was constructed for the abbey's procurator on the site of the present building. In 1385, the church and tithes were leased, subsequently permanently acquired, by the Cistercian Order of monks located at Tintern Abbey; the current building was constructed at some point in the early to mid-sixteen century and is referenced as a"mansion belonging to the vicarage of Magor" in a document of 1585. The original building was constructed of Old Red Sandstone, over a rubble core, with Triassic sandstone dressings, it was two storeys high with a cellar below.

The main floor was subdivided into each with a fireplace. The overall arrangement is "typical of late medieval priests' houses." The plan of the house is broadly rectangular, with two projecting wings. The Procurator's House, or, more its site, is one of only two such houses known in Britain, the other being Chesterton Tower, near Cambridge. A plaque attached to the ruins suggests that they date from the 14th century, rather than the 16th, represent the remains of the original procurator's house; this claim is repeated on the Magor with Undy Community Council website. However, it is contradicted by John Newman, author of the Pevsner The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire, by the British Listed Buildings website, by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. A Scheduled Monument, the ruins are a Grade II* listed building due to their "important architectural and historic interest." Newman, John. Gwent/Monmouthshire; the Buildings of Wales. London: Penguin. ISBN 0-14-071053-1

The Beggar Student (1956 film)

The Beggar Student is a 1956 West German musical film directed by Werner Jacobs and starring Gerhard Riedmann, Waltraut Haas and Elma Karlowa. It is based on the operetta Der Bettelstudent by Karl Millöcker, is part of the operetta film tradition; the film's sets were designed by the art director Felix Smetana. After a Polish aristocrat refuses to marry a Colonel, he manoeuvres to force her to marry a penniless student in revenge. Gerhard Riedmann as Symon Rymanowicz Waltraut Haas as Komtesse Laura Elma Karlowa as Komtesse Bronislawa Gunther Philipp as Jan Janicki Gustav Knuth as Oberst Ollendorf Fita Benkhoff as Gräfin Palmatica Rudolf Vogel as Enterich Alice Kessler as Mira Ellen Kessler as Katja Dick Price as Graf Kaminsky Karl Lieffen as Major Wangenheim Joost Siedhoff as Leutnant Schweinitz Willem Holsboer Ulla Torp Johannes Buzalski Michael Friederichsen Adalbert Fuhlrott Peter Mühlen The Beggar Student on IMDb