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Yakshagana is a traditional dance drama popular in Karnataka, India; it combines dance, music, dialogue, elaborate costumes, make-up, and stage techniques (read more)
Casablanca is a city in western Morocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean. Casablanca is Morocco's largest city as well as its chief port. It is also the largest city in the Maghreb and the sixth largest city on the African continent. It is often and justifiably referred to as the economic capital, although Morocco's political capital is Rabat. Its location on the coast of Morocco has rendered it an important port-city since its inception.
Aerial view of Port of Casablanca
Casablanca is home to the grand Hassan II Mosque, the second largest mosque in the world, situated on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic which can be seen through a gigantic glass floor.
The city was made famous in the 1942 film, "Casablanca," which starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The movie's characters, quotes, and music have become iconic, and has made Casablanca a household word.
The Tabernacle, in the Bible, was a portable central place of worship for the Israelites following the Exodus during their period of wandering in the wilderness. It was established at Shiloh during most of the period of judges, and its core elements were made part of the Temple in Jerusalem about the tenth century B.C.E. The English word "tabernacle" is derived from the Latin word tabernaculum meaning "tent, hut, booth."
Model of the tabernacle, Timna Park in Israel
It is known in Hebrew as the Mishkan ( משכן "Place of [Divine] dwelling"). The Israelite tribes camped around the Tabernacle in the wilderness, and the presence of God was said to appear visibly over its inner sanctuary in the form of a cloud by day and fire by night. The sacred Ark of the Covenant was also kept in the Tabernacle, in the "Holy of Holies."