Treasury of Atreus entrance, Mycenae
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Treasury of Atreus entrance, Mycenae

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Bilder in der Nähe von Greece

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A: Treasury of Atreus interior, Mycenae

von Roberto Scavino, 30 Meter entfernt

Treasury of Atreus interior, Mycenae

B: Greece antique grave of Agamemnon

von Jonas Boenhoff, 30 Meter entfernt

The grave of Agamemnon near to Mykene

Greece antique grave of Agamemnon

C: A neighborhood in Chiliomodi

von Stavros Georgaris, 14.3 entfernt

A neighborhood in Chiliomodi

D: Mapsos Korinthias

von Stavros Georgaris, 15.9 entfernt

Mapsos Korinthias

E: Restaurant, Nafplion

von Atila Bezdan, 18.2 entfernt

Restaurant, Nafplion

F: Nafplio walk opossite Bourtzi

von Vasilis Triantafyllou, 18.2 entfernt

The castle of Bourtzi (Greek: Μπούρτζι) is located in the middle of the harbour of Nafplio. The Venet...

Nafplio walk opossite Bourtzi

G: Nafplio Syntagma Square

von Vasilis Triantafyllou, 18.3 entfernt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nafplion

Nafplio Syntagma Square

H: Nafplion, Syntagma square

von Roberto Scavino, 18.3 entfernt

Nafplion, Syntagma square

I: Syntagmatos Square, Nafplion

von Atila Bezdan, 18.3 entfernt

Syntagmatos Square, Nafplion

J: Ancient fountain in Nafplion

von Roberto Scavino, 18.3 entfernt

Ancient fountain in Nafplion

Das Panorama wurde in Greece, Europe aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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