Crossroad at Vergina
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Crossroad at Vergina

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One of the small crossroads in Vergina village, near the tomb of Rhillip II. Made by LazyWeaver

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A: Vergina

Par Stefan Solakov, à 180 mètres

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Vergina

B: Vergina, Great Mound

Par Marek Koszorek, à 180 mètres

This is a Mound in Vergina, where inside along with others princes and kings of Macedonia, lies a rem...

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C: Vergina - The Great Mound

Par Marek Koszorek, à 220 mètres

Vergina - The Great Mound

D: The tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great in Vergina, Greece

Par Alexander Hadji, à 250 mètres

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The tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great in Vergina, Greece

E: Kali Panagia Monastery

Par Branimir Minkov, A 13.8 km

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Kali Panagia Monastery

F: panagia spoymela

Par kostas vasileiadis, A 19.2 km

panagia soymela oros bermion

panagia spoymela

G: agios georgios 03

Par Stathis Papadopoulos, A 19.2 km

agios georgios 03

H: Aliakmonas River

Par Vasilis Triantafyllou, A 19.6 km

Aliakmonas River

I: Agios Panteleimonas 02

Par Stathis Papadopoulos, A 21.2 km

Agios Panteleimonas 02

J: Agios Panteleimonas

Par Stathis Papadopoulos, A 21.2 km

Agios Panteleimonas

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Ceci est un aperçu de 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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