- In a message dated 8/14/2004 10:32:24 AM Central Daylight Time,
>> A funny abstract idea for the landlocked Czechs!It's always amazed me how many modern blue-water sailors come from places
>Naaah. There's this litle river called the Elbe that leads straight down to
>the sea, navigable since the late 18th century IIRC (and certainly since the
>> I wonder do they make good sailors?
>Apparently so, strangely enough. The nationalised maritime fleet was quite
>successful until Viktor 'the Pirate of Prague' Kozeny bought it after the
>Velvet Revolution and sold it off in bits to make a profit.
like Kansas and Iowa.
>> What's the Jewish source if you please? I hadn'tFor whom I'm still look/begging for an english translation.
>> heard of this before.
>Well for a start we have Ibrahim ibn Ya'qub at-Turtushi, who in the mid-10th
>travelled down from Pomerania to Magdeburg and thence to Prague, before
>going home to Spain via Fulda and the Rhineland.
- Steve Butler