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Print posted by miro on December 15, 2011 06:28 AM in Stories 7 years ago

Gent History

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Archaeological evidence shows human presence in the region of the confluence of Scheldt and Lys going back as far as the Stone Age and the Iron Age.[5] Most historians believe that the older name for Ghent, 'Ganda', is derived from the Celtic word 'ganda' which means confluence.[5] There are no written records of the Roman period but archaeological research confirms that the region of Ghent was further inhabited.

When the Franks invaded the Roman territories (from the end of the 4th century and well into the 5th century) they brought their language with them and Celtic and Latin were replaced by Old Dutch.

Around 650 Saint Amand founded two abbeys in Ghent: the Saint Peter Abbey and the St. Bavo's Abbey. The city grew from several nuclei, the abbeys and a commercial centre. Around 800 Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne, appointed Einhard, the biographer of Charlemagne, as abbot ...


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Published on : December 15, 2011 06:28 AM,  until Continuous

Uzsylve7VDXE September 22, 2013 05:19 AM
posted by: Uzsylve7VDXE

I am so fascinated by these biauteful old buildings/castles -- perhaps it comes as a result of living in such a "young" country in comparison! Being able to visit as many as I did while living in Europe was one of the very best of times for me! I do love this old castle! Terrific captures and history as always, Indrani!

LJ5OD9c9 September 22, 2013 12:11 PM
posted by: LJ5OD9c9

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