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1) Palermo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Situated on the edge of the Conca d'Oro (Golden Conch Shell), a beautiful and fertile plain, it is Sicily's largest city and chief seaport. Manufactures include textiles,...

2) Palermo stone. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Palermo stone, ancient Egyptian stone of black diorite engraved toward the end of the 5th dynasty (2565-2420 B.C.) and containing the earliest extant annals. The...

3) Sicily. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Mediterranean Sea on the west and south, by the Ionian Sea on the east, and by the Tyrrhenian Sea on the north, and which is separated from the Italian mainland by...

4) Panormus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Panormus, (pnorīms) (KEY) , ancient name of Palermo, Italy....

5) Monreale. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sicilian architecture, was begun there (1174) by William II of Sicily. The cathedral has fine copper doors by Bonanno Pisano; its interior is decorated with exceptional...

6) Piazzi, Giuseppe. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Italian astronomer, a Theatine priest from 1769. He became (1781) professor of mathematics at the Univ. of Palermo, supervised construction of a government observatory...

7) Borgese, Giuseppe Antonio. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...From 1910 to 1931 he taught at the universities of Rome and Milan. An anti-Fascist, he emigrated to the United States in 1931 and was naturalized in 1938. He taught...

8) Cannizzaro, Stanislao. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...From 1861 he was professor at Palermo and from 1871 at Rome, where he was also a member of the senate and of the council of public instruction. He is known for his...

9) Sicilian Vespers. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sicilian Vespers, in Italian history, name given the rebellion staged by the Sicilians against the Angevin French domination of Sicily; the rebellion broke out at...

10) Hamilcar Barca. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sicily in 247 in the First Punic War (see Punic Wars). From mountain bases near Palermo he made repeated raids on the Romans and relieved the Punic garrison in Lilybaeum....

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