There are signs of trade with Etruria as early as the 7th century B.C. The Carthaginians made it into an important grainproducing centre; and the Romans set foot in the island more than once during the First Punic War.
Amritsar is chiefly notable as the centre of the Sikh religion and the site of the Golden Temple, the chief worshipping place of the Sikhs.
The largest of these is situated in the centre of Cheduba island.
In a year after she first went to Helen Keller, Miss Sullivan found herself and her pupil the centre of a stupendous fiction.
In the centre of the Schlossplatz is the lofty jubilee column, erected in 1841 in memory of the king of Wurttemberg, William I., and in the courtyard of the old palace is a bronze equestrian statue of Duke Eberhard the Bearded.
The name Barbaria for the mountainous district in the east centre of Sardinia, in the district of Nuoro, which still exists in the form Barbargia, goes back to the Roman period, the civitates Barbariae being mentioned in an inscription of the time of Tiberius (Corp. inscr.
Upon it or its site centre nearly all the historical associations of the place.
In the centre of the principal quadrangle of the hospital there is a statue of George II.
Of Ostia, with an area of 170 acres enclosed by two curving moles, with an artificial island, supporting a lofty lighthouse, in the centre of the space between them.
From Munich, and at the centre of a network of railways placing it in direct communication with all the principal towns of south Germany.
It is beautifully situated in the centre of a valley basin on a plateau 3500 ft.
Charlottesville is a trade centre for the surrounding country; among its manufactures are woollen goods, overalls, agricultural implements and cigars and tobacco.
Beit Jibrin is in the centre of a district of great archaeological interest.
A smaller place in the centre of the island named Betancuria (586) is the administrative capital.
The large transit trade and the local trade of the island centre upon Valletta.
The centre of interest now shifts to the India House and to the British parliament.
Very little is known about the town, which is the trade centre of a considerable district, including Kataghan, where the best horses in Afghanistan are bred.
The center of both wheels had a black band around the axis.
The town, a trading and agricultural centre for the N.E.
Chimneys are unknown in the older houses; the hearth is in the centre of the chief room, and the smoke escapes through the roof.
They are distributed over the whole island, but are perhaps most frequent towards the centre and in the Nurra.
Among the most curious relics of the art of the period is a group of bronze statuettes, some found at Uta near Cagliari and others near Teti, west of Fonni, in the centre of the island, of which many specimens are now preserved in the museum at Cagliari.
A branch from this road ran to Olbia (followed closely by the modern highroad and railway also), and was perhaps the main line of communication, though the itineraries state that the road from Carales to Olbia ran through the centre of the island by Biora, Valentia, Sorabile (near Fonni) and Caput Thyrsi.
It was almost inevitable that she should find herself in the centre of political aspirations and presiding over a company of the most talented men of progress.
Callander owes much of its prosperity to the fact that it is the centre from which the Trossachs is usually visited, the route being that described in Scott's Lady of the Lake.
The railway runs through the centre of the rice-producing area, and feeder roads open up the country as far as the Shan foot-hills.
Zimbabwe was probably the distributing centre for the gold traffic carried on in the middle ages between subjects of the Monomotapa and the Mahommedans of the coast.
This finer matter which collects in the centre of each vortex is the first matter of Descartes - it constitutes the sun or star.
Vancouver is the centre of the important timber industry of British Columbia.
I have often held in my hand a little model of the Plymouth Rock which a kind gentleman gave me at Pilgrim Hall, and I have fingered its curves, the split in the centre and the embossed figures "1620," and turned over in my mind all that I knew about the wonderful story of the Pilgrims.
Stuttgart is the centre of the publishing trade of south Germany, and it has busy industries in everything connected with the production of books.
In the centre of the area are the substructions of a temple, and on the south-east side are the remains of the theatre, built in the early imperial period, restored by Septimius Severus in 196-197 and again in the 4th or 5th century.
That the explanation fails in detail is undoubted: it does not account for the ellipticity of the planets; it would place the sun, not in one focus, but in the centre of the ellipse; and it would make gravity directed towards the centre only under the equator.
On his way to Germany after Sedan slept one night in the little town, which is a convenient centre for visiting that battlefield.