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History Barn Tyneham Dorset

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Inside the "History Barn" at Tyneham Farm, Dorset, England.  Last used in the early 1940s, the farm gives an insight in to the way things used to be.

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A: Tyneham Farm Dorset England

di James Battersby, 20 metri di distanza

The village of Tyneham, Dorset, England was abandoned 1943 by its residents to make way for the army....

Tyneham Farm Dorset England

B: Gwyle Cottages Tyneham Dorset

di James Battersby, 240 metri di distanza

One of the many cottages in ruins at Tyneham, Dorset, England.  Gwyle Cottages give a glimpse in to t...

Gwyle Cottages Tyneham Dorset

C: Outside Gwyle Cottages Tyneham Dorset England

di James Battersby, 250 metri di distanza

Outside Gwyle cottages, Tyneham, Dorset, England.  Abandoned in 1943 to make way for army training, T...

Outside Gwyle Cottages Tyneham Dorset England

D: Double Cottages Tyneham Dorset

di James Battersby, 260 metri di distanza

A pair of cottages known as the "Double Cottages" in Tyneham, Dorset, England.  Abandoned in 1943 whe...

Double Cottages Tyneham Dorset

E: The Laundry House Tyneham Dorset

di James Battersby, 260 metri di distanza

The Laundry House, Tyneham, Dorset. Tyneham was evacuated in 1943 by order of the War Department, to ...

The Laundry House Tyneham Dorset

F: Inside the Double Cottages Tyneham Dorset

di James Battersby, 270 metri di distanza

Inside one of the "Double Cottages" at Tyhenam, Dorset, England.  These cottages were abandoned in 19...

Inside the Double Cottages Tyneham Dorset

G: Goulds Cottage Tyneham Dorset

di James Battersby, 290 metri di distanza

Goulds Cottage, Tyneham, Dorset. Tyneham was evacuated in 1943 by order of the War Department, to pro...

Goulds Cottage Tyneham Dorset

H: The Rectory Tyneham Dorset

di James Battersby, 350 metri di distanza

The Rectory, Tyneham, Dorset. Tyneham was evacuated in 1943 by order of the War Department, to provid...

The Rectory Tyneham Dorset

I: The Rectory 2 Tyneham Dorset

di James Battersby, 380 metri di distanza

The Rectory, Tyneham, Dorset. Tyneham was evacuated in 1943 by order of the War Department, to provid...

The Rectory 2 Tyneham Dorset

J: Overlooking Tyneham Dorset

di James Battersby, 590 metri di distanza

Overlooking the abandoned village of Tyneham, Dorset, England.  To the south can be seen Warbarrow To...

Overlooking Tyneham Dorset

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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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