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Närliggande bilder i Greece

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A: Delfi Museum Aetoma

av Vasilis Triantafyllou, 20 meter bort

Delfi Museum Aetoma

B: Delfi Museum Omphalos

av Vasilis Triantafyllou, 20 meter bort

Delfi Museum Omphalos

C: Delfi Museum Statues

av Vasilis Triantafyllou, 20 meter bort

Delfi Museum Statues

D: Delfi Museum Entrance

av Vasilis Triantafyllou, 20 meter bort

Delfi Museum Entrance

E: Delfi Museum Jewellry

av Vasilis Triantafyllou, 20 meter bort

Delfi Museum Jewellry

F: Delfi Museum Small Statues

av Vasilis Triantafyllou, 20 meter bort

Delfi Museum Small Statues

G: Delfi Museum Epigrafi

av Vasilis Triantafyllou, 30 meter bort

Delfi Museum Epigrafi

H: Delfi Museum Iniohos Sculpture

av Vasilis Triantafyllou, 50 meter bort

Delfi Museum Iniohos Sculpture

I: Delfi Treasury of Athenians

av Vasilis Triantafyllou, 230 meter bort

Delfi Treasury of Athenians

J: Delphi Theatre Pano

av Merle Layden, 250 meter bort

The main subject is the theatre at Delphi.  There is also a good view down the valley, and the mounta...

Delphi Theatre Pano

Det här panoramat togs i Greece, Europe

Detta är en översikt av 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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