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Old Nov 5th 2008, 02:58 PM
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Don't know about Constantinople's gates or its exact age but this is not the city I was thinking of. Need a clue?
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Old Nov 5th 2008, 04:07 PM
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Don't know about Constantinople's gates or its exact age but this is not the city I was thinking of. Need a clue?
Byzantium traces pretty far back. And definitely the old gates still stand.

New guess: Damascus

If not, I'd like to buy a vowel
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Old Nov 6th 2008, 08:48 AM
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Technically Near Eastern, from the Eurocentric perspective.
Well, since at least 1967 there's little point in holding on to the concept of the Near Eastern. It's just one big mess of sour, paranoid and unsatisfiable people called the Middle East.

I was thinking of the Seven Gates of Jerusalem.
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Old Nov 6th 2008, 11:23 PM
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Damscus is correct!

Michael is up!

... and might I say that although the region is messed up, you can thank European colonialism and a lack of Renaissance for that. Thanks for the Eurocentric perspective though SMadsen - always nice to see variety on here All generalisations are bad.
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Old Nov 7th 2008, 09:55 AM
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If one considers Romans to be European colonialists then yes. And no. The Romans didn't give rise to the almost innate hatred between Jews and Arabs. I believe that goes way back to a time when Europeans still tried to master the new trend now known as agriculture.
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Old Nov 7th 2008, 10:53 AM
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If one considers Romans to be European colonialists then yes. And no. The Romans didn't give rise to the almost innate hatred between Jews and Arabs. I believe that goes way back to a time when Europeans still tried to master the new trend now known as agriculture.
The Jews and Arabs actually have a very long history of friendship in the Middle East. They were allies during the Crusades (in defense against the Christians).

It appears that relations between the two only turned negative in the second half of the 19th century (with the development of the principle of Zionism) and then went really nasty with Nazi propaganda in the 1930's as Hitler tried to get the Arabs to overthrow their British colonial masters.
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Old Nov 7th 2008, 11:09 AM
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Next city challenge:

This large city is a major transportation, financial and industrial center, and is a major world city. The origin of the city's name is quite unflattering as it involves skunks and/or onions. The city is also well known for the meat-packing industry.
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Old Nov 7th 2008, 01:26 PM
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Next city challenge:

This large city is a major transportation, financial and industrial center, and is a major world city. The origin of the city's name is quite unflattering as it involves skunks and/or onions. The city is also well known for the meat-packing industry.
The windy city Chicago.
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Old Nov 7th 2008, 01:48 PM
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The windy city Chicago.
Bingo!

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Old Nov 7th 2008, 02:01 PM
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What's the richest city in the world?
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