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Things I didn’t know: Naples & Nablus

Things I didn’t know: Naples & Nablus

 

From my summer reading, I learned that Naples, Italy, and Nablus, on the West Bank, essentially have the same name, derived from “neo polis” or “nea polis” — that is, Greek or Latin for “new town.” Like Newton, Massachusetts, where I misspent part of my youth.

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