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Crete

CRETE KRÍTI; Creta (Lat); Candia (It); Girit (Tk). Island in the eastern Mediterranean (the fifth largest Mediterranean island) and the southernmost region of Greece. It was part of the Roman Empire, forming a province with Cyrenaica on the north African coast until … Continue reading

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Amalfi

AMALFI City on the Gulf of Salerno in southern Italy;  originally a Greek colony.   In the Dark Ages it belonged to the Duchy of Naples, a vassal-state of Byzantium, until it was conquered by the Lombard Principality of Benevento in … Continue reading

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