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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 112 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LAMEGO, a city of northern Portugal, in the district of Vizeu and formerly included in the province of Beira; 6 m. by road S. of the river Douro and 42 M. E. of Oporto. Pop. (1900) ' The text of Gen. iv. 22 is partly corrupt ; and it is possible that the text used by the Septuagint did not contain Cain. x Gen. x. 2, Ezek. xxvii. 13. ' Genesis, in Haupt's Sacred Books of the Old Testament on iv. 19, cf. also the notes on 20-22, for Lamech's family. The identification of Lamech with Lamga is also suggested by Sayce, Expository Times, vii. 367. Cf. also Cheyne, " Cainites " in Encyc. Biblica. Notes on the Hebrew Text of Genesis, in loco.9471. The nearest railway station is Peso da Regoa, on the opposite side of the Douro and on the Barca d'Alva-Oporto railway. Lamego is an ancient and picturesque city, in the midst of a beautiful mountain region. Its principal buildings are the 14th-century Gothic cathedral, Moorish citadel, Roman baths and a church which occupies the site of a mosque, and, though intrinsically commonplace, is celebrated in Portugal as the seat of the legendary cortes of 1143 or 1144 (see PORTUGAL, History). The principal industries are viticulture and the rearing of swine, which furnish the so-called " Lisbon hams." Lamego was a Moorish frontier fortress of some importance in the 9th and loth centuries. It was captured in 1057 by Ferdinand I. of Castile and Leon.
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