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The whole city erupts into a gigantic, riotous street party, with crowds of revellers indulging in a massive DIY firework display—who knew so many Dutch people had pyrotechnic tendencies? The evening divides up neatly into two parts. Pre-midnight, when it can be preternaturally quiet everyone is inside until then , you can feel almost as if you have the canals to yourself; and post-midnight, all hell breaks loose.

Vincent Evans noted that minke whales have been recorded from the Black Sea.

Nubian Pharaohs When the Egyptians pulled out of the Napata region, they left a lasting legacy that was merged with indigenous customs, forming the kingdom of Kush. Archaeologists have found several burials in the area that seem to belong to local leaders. The Kushites were buried there soon after the Egyptians decolonized the Nubian frontier. Kush adopted many Egyptian practices, such as their religion.

Of the Nubian kings of this era, Taharqa is perhaps the best known. A son and the third successor of the founding pharaoh, Piye , he was crowned in Memphis, Egypt c. The people there preserved many ancient Egyptian customs, but were unique in many respects. They developed their own form of writing, first utilizing Egyptian hieroglyphs , and later using an alphabetic script with 23 signs. Strabo also describes a clash with the Romans in which the Romans defeated Nubians.

According to Strabo, following the Kushite advance, Gaius Petronius a Prefect of Egypt at the time prepared a large army and marched south. The Roman forces clashed with the Kushite armies near Thebes and forced them to retreat to Pselchis Maharraqa in Kushite lands. Petronius then sent deputies to the Kushites in an attempt to reach a peace agreement and make certain demands.

Quoting Strabo, the Kushites"desired three days for consideration" in order to make a final decision. However, after the three days, Kush did not respond and Petronius advanced with his armies and took the Kushite city of Premnis modern Karanog south of Maharraqa.

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Languages of the Caucasus The region has many different languages and language families. There are more than 50 ethnic groups living in the region. In addition, Indo-European languages, such as Armenian and Ossetian , and Turkic languages , such as Azerbaijani and Karachay—Balkar , are spoken in the area.

Of the Nubian kings of this era, Taharqa is perhaps the best known.

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However, after the three days, Kush did not respond and Petronius advanced with his armies and took the Kushite city of Premnis modern Karanog south of Maharraqa.

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The region is included in the list of 34 world biodiversity hotspots.

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