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Mytilene

Mytilene is a city in Greece founded in the 11th century BC. Mytilene is the capital city and port of the island of Lesbos and the capital and administration center of the North Aegean Region; the seat of the governor of the North Aegean Region is Mytilene, such as the headquarters of the University of the Aegean. Mytilene is one of the 13 municipalities on the island of Lesbos. Mytilene is built on the southeast edge of the island, it is the seat of a metropolitan bishop of the Eastern Orthodox Church. As an ancient city, lying off the east coast, Mytilene was confined to a small island just offshore, joined to Lesbos, creating a north and south harbor; the early harbors of Mytilene were linked during ancient times by a channel 700 meters long and 30 meters wide. The Roman writer Longus speaks of white stone bridges linking the two sides; the Greek word εὔριπος eúripos is a commonly-used term. The strait allowed ancient warships called triremes, with three tiers of more; the boats that passed were ca. six meters wide plus oars and had depth of two meters.

The areas of the city that were densely populated connected the two bodies of land with marble bridges. They followed a curved line; the strait begins at the old market called Apano Skala. It was close to Metropolis Street and ended at the Southern Harbor. One could argue. Over time the strait began to collect earth. There was human intervention for the protection of the Castle of Mytilene; the strait filled with earth. Mytilene contested with Mithymna in the north of the island for the leadership of the island in the seventh century BC and became the centre of the island's prosperous eastern hinterland, her most famous citizens were the statesman Pittacus. The city was famed for its great output of electrum coins struck from the late sixth through mid-fourth centuries BC; the Mytilenean revolt against Athens in 428 BC was overcome by an Athenian expeditionary force. The Athenian public assembly voted to massacre all the men of the city and to sell the women and children into slavery but the next day in the Mytilenian Debate changed its mind.

A fast trireme sailed the 186 nautical miles in less than a day and brought the decision to cancel the general massacre, but a thousand citizens were executed for taking part in the rebellion. Aristotle lived on Mytilene for two years, 337–335 BC, with his friend and successor, after being the tutor to Alexander, son of King Philip II of Macedon; the Romans, among whom was a young Julius Caesar defeated Mytilene in 81 BC at the Siege of Mytilene. Although Mytilene supported the losing side in most of the great wars of the first century BC, her statesmen succeeded in convincing Rome of her support of the new ruler of the Mediterranean and the city flourished in Roman times. In AD 56, Luke the Evangelist, Paul the Apostle and their companions stopped there on the return trip of Paul's third missionary journey, having sailed from Assos. From Mytilene they continued towards Chios; the novel Daphnis and Chloe by Longus, is set in the country around it and opens with a description of the city. Scholar and historian Zacharias Rhetor known as Zacharias of Mytilene was from Mytilene and lived from 465 to around 536.

He may have been a Chalcedonian Christian. He either died and or was deposed around 536 and 553; the city of Mytilene was home to ninth-century Byzantine saints who were brothers, Archbishop George, Symeon Stylites, David the Monk. The Church of St. Symeon, Mytilene venerates one of the three brothers. Catching the eye of the Empress Zoë Porphyrogenita, Constantine IX Monomachos was exiled to Mytilene on the island of Lesbos by her second husband, Michael IV the Paphlagonian; the death of Michael IV and the overthrow of Michael V in 1042 led to Constantine being recalled from his place of exile and appointed as a judge in Greece. Lesbos and Mytilene had an established Jewish population since ancient times. In 1170, Benjamin of Tudela found ten small Jewish communities on the island. In the Middle Ages, it was part of the Byzantine Empire and was occupied for some time by the Seljuqs under Tzachas in 1085. In 1198, the Republic of Venice obtained the right to commerce from the city's port. In the 13th century, it was captured by the Emperor of Theodore I Laskaris.

In 1335, the Byzantines, with the help of Ottoman forces, reconquered the island property of the Genoese nobleman Domenico Cattaneo. In 1355, emperor John V Palaiologos gave it to the Genoese adventurer Francesco Gattilusio, who married the emperor's sister, Maria, they renovated the fortress in 1373, it remained in Genoese hands until 1462, when it was besieged and captured by the Ottoman sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. Mytilene along with the rest of Lesbos remained under Ottoman control until the First Balkan War in 1912, when in November it became part of the Kingdom of Greece. Mytilene is located in the southeastern part of the island and east of the Bay of Gera, it has a population of 36,196 inhabitants. With a population density of 336.8/km² it is by far the most densely populated municipal unit in Lesbos. The next largest towns in the municipal unit are Vareiá, Pámfila, Mória, Loutrá; the Greek National Road 36 connects Mytilene with Kalloni. Farmlands surround Mytilene, the mountains to the north.

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Afrikaanderwijk

Afrikaanderwijk is a neighborhood of Rotterdam, Netherlands. It lies in the Feijenoord district of the city, is traditionally a working-class neighborhood; the neighborhood was one of the first in the Netherlands to have a majority of residents with an international background consisting of Turks, Moroccans and Antilleans. The neighborhood came into existence around the year 1900 when docks were built in Rotterdam-Zuid, is one of the residential areas that sprang up to house dockworkers; the name comes from the pattern of street names in the neighborhood, which are based on South African geography in general and on Afrikaner leaders from the Second Boer War. From 1908 to 1917, the soccer club Feyenoord used the Afrikaanderplein in the center of their neighborhood as their home; the Rotterdam Tramway Company, predecessor of the current RET system, ran a line to the South Holland islands through the neighborhood until the 1970s. Because of the number of accidents that occurred on the lines in crowded neighborhoods like the Afrikaanderwijk, earned the line the nickname of "the murderer".

As greater numbers of immigrants moved to the neighborhood to work in the dockyards in the early 1970s, tensions mounted in the neighborhood. In particular, "slumlords" were accused of renting rooms to migrant workers despite the fact that many native Dutch had been waiting for apartments for years. On August 10, 1972, these tensions flared and neighborhood residents came into immigrant occupied boarding houses, throwing these residents and their belongings into the street. Despite response by riot police, disturbances lasted for three days; the city responded to these with a new policy limiting the number of foreign residents in a neighborhood. The national government issued a stay on this policy the next year, it was overturned in 1974 by the Dutch Council of State

Wimbledon Studios

Wimbledon Film & Television Studios is an English film and television production company and facilities provider, located in Colliers Wood, between Mitcham and Wimbledon in south London. Wimbledon Studios was established as the Merton Studios; the studios were a wine-distribution warehouse, acquired by Thames Television as a replacement for their Barlby Road base in North Kensington in the early 1990s. The studios were used for the Channel 5 soap opera Family Affairs, produced by Thames and had moved from a site in Hayes. An exterior street set was built for the programme, which has since been used by other productions and is available for hire. Thames – which became Talkback Thames – stayed at the studios until 2010 when The Bill, by the only show produced there, ended. After the cancellation of The Bill by ITV, Talkback Thames's owners, FremantleMedia, sold the studios. Panther Securities Plc purchased the site for £4.75 million in September 2010 and set up Wimbledon Film & Television Studios in October 2010, to provide a new production facility to the film and television industry.

The facility has three studios: two large studios of 8,000 square feet and one 5,000-square-foot studio. In August 2014, it was announced that Wimbledon Studios had entered administration with several employees being made redundant as a result. Marjan TV network holds the lease on the building Enquiries for studio hire are handled by The Location Collective. Studio 1 Studio 2 Street set The Common Inn pub set Cinema of the United Kingdom List of British film studios Television in the United Kingdom www.wimbledonstudios.london Wimbledon Film & Television Studios on IMDb www.theknowledgeonline.com/the-knowledge-bulletin/post/2014/08/06/Wimbledon-Studios-goes-into-administration