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Ceuta

CEUTA    Sebta (Arabic). An enclave of Spain on the Moroccan coast;  Cape Ceuta is the Pillar of Hercules opposite Gibraltar. The town belonged to the Vandal Kingdom, which was destroyed by Byzantium in 533.  Around the year 544 it was … Continue reading

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Caliphate of Cordoba

CALIPHATE OF CORDOBA   See UMAYYAD SPAIN. link_to_follow

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Bobastro

BOBASTRO Castle, now ruined, in the gorge of the River Guadalhorce, in the Serranía de Ronda, a mountainous region in the south of Spain.   It lies northeast of Ronda, WSW of Antequerra and northwest of Málaga. It was the headquarters … Continue reading

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Badajoz

BADAJOZ Taifa Kingdom in the 11th century; A modern province (BA) in western Spain, on the borders with Portugal, named after the capital, which is only a short distance from the frontier. The city of Badajoz stands to the south … Continue reading

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Algeciras

ALGECIRAS A Taifa Kingdom in Moslem Spain, 1035-55, named after its capital, which stands on the Bay of Algeciras opposite Gibraltar and which was founded in 713 early in the Moslem conquest, as al-Gezira al-Khadra (the green island). Its only … Continue reading

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