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Con una antelación inusitada se ha presentado la semana pasada el Cartel de la XIX edición de la Bienal de Flamenco 2016, algo que sin duda agradecen los tour operadores que así pueden empezar a vender paquetes cerrados. Nosotras os avisamos ya, no sea que como el atún de almadraba se vaya todo...
What is Hanukkah? All of us have heard the word Hanukkah but most of us do not know what it means. Hanukkah is not the Jewish Christmas but is one of their most important celebrations and it coincides with Christmas because Hanukkah is also in December. The Jewish community celebrates the miracle...
On May 9, 1679, Miguel Mañara died in his apartments in the Hospital de la Caridad, accompanied by two poor people and their brothers of Charity. He left us an immense legacy: a hospital that was the most important charity in the city and still active today, serving elderly people in need; and an...
Luckily some documents from old centuries have been well conserved, like this small text where it is possible to read how the plague killed almost the 50% of the population of Seville. The plague started in Valencia and during few months it spreads all over the Iberian Peninsula.   The document,...
The princess Wallada Wallada bint al Mustakfi  was a poet and an Andalusi princess of the Omeya dynasty, born in Cordoba in the year of 994 , and died at the age of 97 when the Almoravide´s army was entering the city. Her father was the Califa al-Mustakfi  and her mother, Amina, a Christian slave....
Illustrious sevillana women. Catalina de Ribera and Hurtado de Mendoza. The date of her birth is not known, but the date of her death: on 13 January 1505 Catalina de Ribera died. Her body has not rested in much peace, as it was placed in a sepulchre in the Monastery of Santa María de las Cuevas,...

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