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The Earthquake That Brought an Empire to Its Knees

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In the 18th century, the Portuguese empire was enjoying the wealth of its second Golden Age. Mother Nature, however, had other plans.It was a calamity of Biblical proportions, akin to Sodom and Gomorrah or Egypt in Exodus.In 1755, Lisbon, the capital of the extensive Portuguese empire and the third-busiest port in the world, was in the midst of its second golden age. Continue Reading

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