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What an amazing place!
Arab word فأس (pronounced Fes) literally translates as a “pickaxe”. According to a legend, Idris I, the founder of kingdom of Morocco supposedly used a pickaxe made of gold and silver while planning out the borders of Fez. It was the VIIIth century AD and roughly a hundred years later, the city became Morocco’s first capital. Soon after, Fez was already an important cultural, economical and religious center of the country. The university of Al-Karawijiin saw its heyday with medicine, philosophy and mathematics being studied.
“Mekka of the West” or “Africa’s Athens” as it was called, Fez gradually began to lose its importance only in the 2nd half of the XXth century, once the French moved the capital to Rabat.
Arabskie słowo فأس (czytane jako Fes) tłumaczyć należy jako “kilof”. Wedle legendy Idris I, założyciel królestwa Maroko miał posługiwać się pokrytym złotem i srebrem…
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Once again, the insights from Jen are well presented.
Everyone loves saving money, but sometimes I don’t want to go the extra effort to do so. This time, however, I did take the extra steps and I saved hundreds of dollars. I was thrilled!
If you’re following my posts on Facebook (facebook https://www.facebook.com/JAOwenby/) you know my upcoming novel was sent to my editor January 15th. I sent her 75 pages of my manuscript in order for her to present a scope of work and price. This is what she wrote back:
“I’ve spent some time with chapters of Tears in the Sun, and overall your development and plot are strong. You’re a good writer, and the story is intriguing. You only need light developmental editing.”
I was so excited I didn’t sleep that night! The next day I finally got over myself and looked back at what I did that saved me money, and I laughed. The one thing…
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