wtorek, 28 stycznia 2014

Palestine is a geographic region in Western Asia between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. It is sometimes considered to include adjoining territories. The name was used by Ancient Greek writers, and was later used for the Roman province Syria Palaestina, the Byzantine Palaestina Prima and the Umayyad and Abbasid province of Jund Filastin. The region is also known as the Land of Israel, the Holy Land, the Southern Levant, Cisjordan, and historically has been known by other names including Canaan, Southern Syria and Jerusalem.

Did you know that:
1. For centuries, ‘olives’ have been an integral part of the Palestinian culture, tradition and ethos.
2. Bethlehem celebrates Christmas 3 times a year: Once on December 25 as per western tradition, then on 6 January as per the Greek Orthodox Church and then on 18 January, as per the Armenians.
3. Dead Sea, the lowest natural point of elevation on Earth, is in Palestine.
4. British archaeologist Dorothy Garrod was the first to fully examine the Old Stone Age in Palestine. The study shows that at that time, Palestine was culturally linked to Europe, and the recovered human remains showed that the inhabitants belonged to the same group as the Neanderthal inhabitants of Europe.

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