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Seville

Monday, April 28, 2009

April 28th 2009
This morning we arrived in Cadiz about 7:30 AM - it was still dark when we got up to watch the arrival. Cadiz is one of the oldest ports in the Western world, having been established by the Phoenicians in 1100 BC. They still grow the olives and grapes from that time. The Romans took over the area in 218 BC; today we saw some of the aqueducts and roads from Roman times. Amazing when you conside ... read more
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Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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