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Breslau, an illustrious and distinguished city in Silesia, is most famous among the Germans and the tribes of Sarmatia, as it is a very extensive city located on the bank of the Oder. Now Silesia is a province in Germany, watered by the Oder, a river…

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Herbipolis, called Würzburg in the vernacular language, is a principal and distinguished city of eastern France, which is called Franconia. The River Main, rising in the mountains of Bohemia, passes by it. In it the goddess Diana was worshipped…

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Jericho, at one time a royal and celebrated city, has now been reduced to a little village. It lies in a very beautiful region in the valley of the Jordan. It barely has eight houses. And all the monuments of the holy places in it have been almost…

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Magdeburg, once named Parthenopolis after Venus Parthenia who was worshipped there and called the City of Virgins, is the metropolis and principal city of Saxony, located near the Elbe River. This river rises in the mountains that divide Bohemia and…

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Naples is an ancient and quite famous city of Campania, once called Parthenope. Titus Livy reports its origin in the eighth book, in the following words about Cumae.Palepolis was not far from where Naples now is. The same people lived in the two…

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Paris, the regal and renowned city of the French in the province of Sens, had its beginning after the destruction of Troy. For Paris, withdrawing from Troy with Aeneas, set out for Gaul along with Franco, son of Hector, settled along the Seine River,…

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Prague, the capital of the kingdom of Bohemia, is a very large city, the description of which should rightly have been given long before due to its antiquity, but the emperor Charles the Fourth wrought such magnificent things in it that mention of it…

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Salzburg, once called Juvavia and Petena, is a very ancient city of Noricum and now a metropolis of Bavaria. They say that it had its origin in the time of Julius Caesar, not far from the Alps, which once belonged to the Norici but now, with…

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Siena is one of the cities of Etruria, at present fortunate in strength and wealth located in a very pleasant place, and, as, Polycrates relates in the sixth book, founded by the Senonian Gauls in the time of Brennus, 382 years before the advent of…

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Ulm, a distinguished city of Swabia, is located at the far bank of the Danube. This river receives the Iller and Blau Rivers in this place, and then it is rendered navigable, such that Swabia, Bavaria, Austria, and Pannonia experience no small…
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