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Columbia Hotel, London
Columbia Hotel is on the north side of Hyde Park in Bayswater, London, England. A 2 star London hotel about one mile from Marble Arch the start of London's premier shops on Oxford Street, also ideal for theatres and main tourist attractions of London. ...
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Starhotel Splendid Venice
Starhotel Splendid Venice Hotel is in the historical part of Venice, Veneto, Italy within walking distance of Piazza San Marco (St Marks Square) and Rialto Bridge. A 4 star Venice hotel with its own landing dock thus easily accessed by water taxi. ...
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Cumberland Hotel, London
Cumberland Hotel is at the top of Park Lane next to Marble Arch Central Line underground station on Oxford Street in London. A 4 star London hotel nestled amidst the famous brand name shops of Oxford Street and nearby New Bond Street and Mayfair. ...
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Europa and Zeus

Europa, in Greek mythology, daughter of Agenor, the Phoenician king of Tyre, and sister of Cadmus, the legendary founder of Thebes.
The rape of Europa

One morning, when Europa was gathering flowers by the seashore, the god Zeus saw her and fell in love with her.

Assuming the guise of a beautiful chestnut-colored bull, he appeared before her and enticed her to climb onto his back. He then sped away with her across the ocean to the island of Crete.

Among the sons she bore him were Minos and Rhadamanthus, both of whom became judges of the dead.

The abduction of Europa has been the subject of many paintings, including "The Rape of Europa" by the Italian painter Titian.



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