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Hello friends today I again experience another post for my second anniversary in TE, because the former has disappeared, this is a barn located in the pretty Galician town of Corcubión, in the following letter to He explains what is this curious and interesting building . Hope you like.

A granary is a building designed to store and keep food away from moisture and animals to keep them in optimum condition for consumption. It features stay up on stilts to keep out moisture and animals (especially mice and other rodents) from the soil and allow ventilation through slots in the perimeter walls.

In 1918 the Polish anthropologist Eugeniusz Frankowsky barns records the use of air in the Iberian Peninsula, a region of the Alps, Scandinavia, the Balkans region, Africa, Persia, Southeast Asia, Japan, Kamchatka and Bering Strait area , used for the preservation of cereal. The specificity of the barn as a typology lies in its connection with the cultivation of corn and ripening and drying in Atlantic climates. Use of barn spans much of the north of the Iberian Peninsula, with particular abundance in Galicia, where the early arrival of a long winter, cold and wet early harvests forced to do.

Hórreo comes from the Latin horreum (itself from Greek ὡρεῖον, σιτοφυλακεῖον, ἀποθήκη, barn), designating a building in which were kept off the field, especially grain. The word terror,-oris, horror, has the same root, so that these buildings were of dark and cold.

During the Empire the term was used to horreum any place intended to preserve things of any kind, either wine (horrea vinearia), goods and supplies (horreum penarium) or even money or works of art. Seneca said that his library was a horreum. The extended meaning of the word is the barn of fruits and cereals. In addition to the underground horrea there were two other types capable of keeping out moisture, constructed in one surface and another (called horrea pensilia or sublimia) constructed on small stone vertical feet above the ground.

The public horrea were part of the public supply of the cities of ancient Rome and the tax administration of the Empire. Were used for both tax collection and for the conservation of properties not considered safe at home, or horreaticus. They were under a supervision of an officer called horrearius.

However, other authors consider that the current derived from a barn OURIER present in pre-Roman place names and the hidronimia, and already have the meaning of the grain silo.

Beyond the currently available types in the Iberian Peninsula, are found throughout the world on foot barn air are, in whole or in part, morphologically similar to the barn, as stabur Norwegian, Swedish hebre the sun ' ek kukuruzniak Polish or Serbian, to mention only some of which can be seen in Europe. However, these morphological similarities with Hispanic granaries are a kinship between them, the radical differences of the environment in which they are, especially with regard to climate, crops scheme and the basal diet.

Source Wikipedia.

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Exposure Time: 10/8000 sec
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ISO Speed Ratings: 160
Focal Length: 8.2 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-05 15:44
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