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What remains of one magnificent churche which collapsed during the earthquake of 1755, in the castle of Montemor-o-Novo.

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A: Church (II)

by Adelino Chapa, 40 meters away

Another panorama in the castle of Montemor-o-Novo. Inside the altar of a churche which collapsed duri...

Church (II)

B: Sacristy

by Adelino Chapa, 40 meters away

Sacristy of a church that collapsed during the earthquake of 1755, in the castle of Montemor-o-novo

Sacristy

C: Medieval Kiln

by Adelino Chapa, 240 meters away

An old oven in the Castle of Montemor-o-Novo, a small town near of Évora, in Alentejo, Portugal.

Medieval Kiln

D: Castle of Montemor-o-Novo

by Adelino Chapa, 240 meters away

Ruins in the castle of Montemor-o-novo, small town near Évora.

Castle of Montemor-o-Novo

E: Almendres Cromlech

by Adelino Chapa, 16.7 km away

The megalithic site o Almendres, one of the earliest public monuments of humanity, constitues the gre...

Almendres Cromlech

F: Bone Chapel

by Clement Celma, 28.2 km away

Bone Chapel

G: jardim-evora

by Antonio Cabral, 28.2 km away

jardim-evora

H: Gate

by Willy Kaemena, 39.7 km away

Main gate of the mansion at the lake. See more HERE

Gate

I: Alcácer do Sal - Portugal

by Luis F M Pontes, 39.8 km away

Alcácer do Sal, a small village southeast of Lisbon, viewed from the other side of river Sado. Severa...

Alcácer do Sal - Portugal

J: Alcácer do Sal footbridge

by Adelino Chapa, 39.9 km away

Ponte pedestre de Alcácer do Sal, entre arrozais e o rio Sado. Alcácer do Sal é uma pequena cidade al...

Alcácer do Sal footbridge

This panorama was taken in Portugal, Europe

This is an overview of 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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