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This is a view of the region north of Paderborn in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the south-eastern corner of the Westphalian lowlands (about 100 m a.s.l.). At the horizon you can see the montain range of the "Teutoburger Wald" (446m).

In this region probably the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest took place in the year 9 A.D. (probably lasting from September 9 to September 11) when an alliance of Germanic tribes led by Arminius, the son of Segimer of the Cherusci, ambushed and destroyed three Roman legions led by Publius Quinctilius Varus. 1/8 of the entire Roman army then was destroyed. Well known are the words of Augustus, the then Emperor of the Roman empire: Quintili Vare, legiones redde! (Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!)

The small town you can see in the background is the well known spa Bad Lippspringe with several mineral springs.

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  • Copyright: Frank Kaiser (Buin) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-03-30
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-04-15 20:52
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