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|Any reader of Illuminatus! knows of Fernando Po, or Poo.|
Bioko Island is an 800 square mile island located 20 miles (32 km) off the coast of Cameroon in west central Africa. Bioko, formerly Fernando Po, is a part of the African country of Equatorial Guinea, known as Spanish Guinea before its independence from Spain in 1968. E...
|This is a Romanesque-Gothic 12th century cathedral with many ancient artefacts inside. The gardens of the cathedral are very pleasant and contain orange trees. Archaeology done on the cathedral site has proved that there was a Roman temple and then an Arab mosque here before the cathedral was built. |
|Bioko is an island off the west coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, formerly called Fernando Po or Fernando Poo (Wikipedia). It is part of Equatorial Guinea. Infamous as a plot focus in Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson's seminal "Illuminatus!" series.||08/13/2005||342|
|Viking Dublin's cathedral was built about 1038, gaining its present shape from 1172 in the new cathedral of Archbishop Laurence O'Toole and the Norman knight Richard de Clare. There have been major restorations of the cathedral in 1358, 1562, 1829-31, 1871-8 when Henry Roe gave £230,000 (£23m today!) to save it, and from 1980-2.A donation is requested of visitors visiting the cathedral, often t...||01/25/2006||378|
|In 1859 a wooden cathedral was built and then replaced in 1882 by the five cupola cathedral on that site today. In 1895 a bell tower was constructed but consequently destroyed by the soviets in 1930 at the same time the cathedral was closed. In 1992 the cathedral resumed operations and began restoration projects including the rebuilding of the bell tower.|
|The Cathedral of Viborg (Viborg Domkirke in Danish) dominates the city and the two towers can be seen from far away. Archaeological excavations indicates that a church has be situated here since the Viking Age. The present cathedral is from 1876 and is one of the biggest granite churches in the North. Inside, the cathedral is decorated with the impressive murals - an enormous picture bible - by...||08/21/2005||351|
|St Albans Cathedral (formerly St Albans Abbey, officially The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban) is a Church of England Cathedral church at St Albans, England. At 84 metres (280 ft), its nave is the longest of any cathedral in England. With much of its present architecture dating from Norman times, it became a cathedral in 1877, and is the second longest cathedral in the United Kingdom. Lo...||09/09/2007||354|
|Nidaros Cathedral (Nidarosdomen), considered the most significant church in Norway, is located in Trondheim. It was the cathedral of the Norwegian archdiocese, from its establishment in 1152 until its abolition in 1537. Since the Reformation, it has been the cathedral of the Lutheran bishops of Trondheim or Nidaros. The architectural style of the cathedral is romanesque and gothic. It was an im...||04/12/2009||492|
|This Gothic cathedral was modeled after the Bourges Cathedral. It was built from 1227 to 1493 and sports a 17 ton bell - "La Gorda."||09/16/2005||387|
|Salisbury Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England, considered one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. The main body was completed in only 38 years.
The cathedral has the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom (123m/404 ft). Visitors can take the "Tower Tour" where the interior of the hollow spire, with its ancient wood scaffolding, can be viewed. Th...
|The cathedral was partly destroyed by the 1972 earthquake. Near the cathedral is the grave of one of the founders of the Frente Sandinista de la liberación national: Carlos Fonseca Amador.||12/02/2005||581|
|Liverpool Cathedral is the Church of England cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool, built on St James' Mount near the centre of the city of Liverpool, England and is the seat of the Bishop of Liverpool. Its official name is the Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool but it is dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin. It is the largest cathedral in the United Kingdom and the fifth la...||09/25/2005||365|