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Old Nov 18th 2008, 09:18 PM
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Bingo. That's it. My mom was actually one of the German majority there when the bombs starting dropping. She was 10. She and most of her family ended up getting stuck on the Russian side of the eastern front for most of the war, but made it to Frankfurt by the time the war was over.
I remember it from when I was a small kid and realized that there were cities with multiple, completely different names Possibly the start of my interest in history and geography.

Damn, now I'm up

K, this city is about 1,000 years old and was an intellectual centre in the 15th-16th century. Its decline, ironically, started when 'civilization' began to reach it. Today it's a small town in a very poor nation.
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Old Nov 19th 2008, 10:35 AM
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K, this city is about 1,000 years old and was an intellectual centre in the 15th-16th century. Its decline, ironically, started when 'civilization' began to reach it. Today it's a small town in a very poor nation.
Are we in the Balkans? Albania or such?
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Old Nov 19th 2008, 11:05 AM
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Are we in the Balkans? Albania or such?
I can't think of anything in the Balkans was an "intellectual center" in that timeframe since that's the height of the 'Turkish menace' in the Balkans.

I'm thinking this is South or Central America (or Africa for that matter).
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Old Nov 19th 2008, 11:16 AM
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Not in the Balkans. It's current location is in a much poorer environment.
In fact, this place is in the middle of nowhere to such an extent it has become proverbial.
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Old Nov 19th 2008, 11:32 AM
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Not in the Balkans. It's current location is in a much poorer environment.
In fact, this place is in the middle of nowhere to such an extent it has become proverbial.
Proverbial, eh? What about Timbuktu?
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Old Nov 19th 2008, 12:32 PM
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Proverbial, eh? What about Timbuktu?
You beat me to it. Timbuktu was a rather large trade/intellectual center about 500 years ago...
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Old Nov 19th 2008, 04:04 PM
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Proverbial, eh? What about Timbuktu?
That's the one. The proverb is apparently still well known
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Old Nov 20th 2008, 12:28 PM
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Sorry for the lapse. Been kinda busy around here.

Here's the next city question:

This city of the southern hemisphere is one of three national capitals in its country and serves as the nationís adminstrative center.
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Old Nov 20th 2008, 12:55 PM
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Bit confusing with "three capitals" in one nation...

I'll guess Brazilia
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Old Nov 20th 2008, 01:00 PM
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Right hemisphere, wrong continent.
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