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History of Denmark print that page

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The area today known as Denmark has been inhabited by humans since the end of the last ice age , about 12,000 years ago. The Danes were first documented in written sources around 500 AD, including in the writings of Jordanes and Procopius . With the Christianization of the Danes c. 960

Hovgården print that page

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Hovgården is located on the flat country north-west of the Romanesque Adelsö Church , characterised by a narrow rift valley stretching north to forest-laden moraines . These historical meadows lands were cultivated in the 19th century and have hardly been altered since, as several well

History of Gothenburg print that page

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the west in the Middle Ages . However, Lödöse had problems further down the river – at the Bohus Fortress (present day Kungälv ) the Norwegians and the Danes could control the ships to and fro Lödöse and in 1473 the town was moved into a new location called Nya Lödöse (New Lödse

League of the Three Emperors print that page

On 22 October 1873, German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck negotiated an agreement ( German : Dreikaiserabkommen ) between the monarchs of Austria–Hungary , Russia and Germany . The alliance constituted one of the early coalitions of European powers that ultimately created enough tension by

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Fredriksten print that page

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This Fortresses was constructed ny Denmark-Norway in the 17th century as a replacement for the border fortress at Bohus , which had been lost when the province of Bohuslän was ceded to Sweden by the terms of the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658. The fortress was named after King Fredrik III

Counties of Norway print that page

There is some political disagreement on whether counties are a practical, economical or even necessary level of administration. See politics of Norway for more information. Contents 1 List of counties 2 Map 3 History 3.1 Fylke 3.1.1 Fylke in the 10th to 13th century 3

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Halden print that page

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Fredriksten fortress. The fortress had been erected in the 17th century as a replacement for the Bohus Fortress lost at the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658 when Bohuslän was ceded to Sweden. Never captured by force by any invading army (although occupied by Nazi forces in WWII), the Swedes

Valkyrie print that page

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In Norse mythology , a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures who decide who will die in battle. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja 's afterlife field Fólkvangr ), the valkyries bring

Jan Škrdlík print that page

at the Ostrava Conservatory) and Miroslav Doležil (a primary school teacher) had studied under Bohuš Heran, a private pupil of Hanuš Wihan, founder of the Czech Quartet . The young violoncellist was thus influenced by one of the leading lights of Czech music in modern times. [ 3 ] In 1987

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Prehistory and origin of Stockholm print that page

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The prehistory of Stockholm is the continuous development and series of events that made the mouth of Lake Mälaren strategically important; a location which by the mid 13th century had become the centre of the newly consolidated Swedish kingdom. The origin of Stockholm pre-dates its written