Andalusian Carts Coming Into Almeria, Spain
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- Andalusia (n´ då-l´ sh-å) is the name given to the southern part of Spain. It is a country long known to civilized peoples. It is referred to in the Bible as Tarshish (tär´ shsh), where it is mentioned as a land of silver and gold. It was from this section that the Phoenicians (f-nsh n), who sailed forth from Tyre (tr), got a large part of their silver, and some of their gold. The Phoenicians were the greatest sailors of ancient times, and the finest workmen of precious metals. They founded the city of Cadiz (k´ dz) over 3,000 years ago. The province finally came under the control of the strong nation of Carthage. Then the Romans conquered Carthage and thus came into possession of Andalusia. From the 8th to the 13th centuries the country was held by the Moors. The Arabs named it El Andalus, meaning "The Western Land." The peasants of Andalusia are very different from the pure Spanish. Most of their words for common things are Arabic. Their dances and games are those of the East. They are noted for their active imaginations, and for their keen wit. It is from this section of Spain that the famous bullfighters have come. Here you see the country lads bringing to town barrels of grapes on two-wheeled carts drawn by mules. You will observe that these mules are hitched in tandem. Almeria (äl´ m-r´ ä), the city to which the carts are bound, is an excellent port on the Mediterranean (md -tr-´ n-n). One of the chief exports is grapes, shipped in barrels such as these you see. Spain is an important country in the production of grapes. It has over 3,000,000 acres under vines. Keystone ID: 15828 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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