Zoology Museum, University of Cambridge
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Daniel Oi EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 16:54, 13/09/2010 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Zoology Museum, University of Cambridge

The World > Europe > UK > England

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down
comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in England

map

B: Cambridge University

by Mark Schuster, 200 meters away

Cambridge University is not a single entity but comprises many semi-autonomous colleges. (I don't kno...

Cambridge University

C: King's College Cambridge

by Mark Schuster, 230 meters away

One of a few panoramas made of Cambridge on a graduation day in June 2008. A new graduade with a frie...

King's College Cambridge

D: Kings Parade, Cambridge

by Daniel Oi, 250 meters away

Kings Parade, Cambridge

E: Cambridge Market

by Ian McCarney, 250 meters away

Market Square Cambridge. Sunday Arts & Crafts and local produce market.Work from some of the regi...

Cambridge Market

F: Kings Parade

by Ian McCarney, 260 meters away

King's College Chapel and Kings Parade, Cambridge, UK King's College was founded in 1441 by King Henr...

Kings Parade

G: Kings Parade

by Ian McCarney, 280 meters away

The Old Schools and Great Saint Marys' Church The Old Schools is the name given to the University of ...

Kings Parade

H: Cambridge - Kings Parade

by Mark Schuster, 300 meters away

A fine sunny but breezy day in June in Cambridge. A Graduation day. Lots of smiles on the graduants' ...

Cambridge - Kings Parade

I: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

by Richard Weston. Weston Digital Imaging, 330 meters away

The Egyptian gallery in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. This gallery is devoted to death and buria...

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

J: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

by Richard Weston. Weston Digital Imaging, 340 meters away

The Fotzwilliam Museum's Egyptian antiquities department. Part of the Kemt; the Black Land virtual ga...

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

This panorama was taken in England, 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.

Share this panorama