Daily Archives: June 6, 2013

Berat

BERAT Inland province in southern Albania, taking its name from the town, in ancient times called Antipatria, and the seat of an Orthodox Bishop.  Between 1923 and 1939 the province extended westwards to the coast.

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Beograd

BEOGRAD Serb form of BELGRADE.

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Bentheim

BENTHEIM   Former Imperial County (Grafschaft) in northwestern Germany;  the town is now in southwest Niedersachsen, lying between the town of Rheine, which is on the River Ems, and the Dutch border.   The southwestern Landkreis in the region of Weser-Ems in … Continue reading

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Benevento

BENEVENTO Lombard Duchy, then Principality, in southern Italy; A Papal possession; An inland province in the Campania region, named from its capital, which lies in the Apennine valley of the River Calore, a tributary of the Volturno. The city is … Continue reading

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