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  1. Elgin

    Elgin is a former cathedral city and Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland. It is the administrative and commercial centre for Moray. The town originated to the south of the River Lossie on the higher ground above the flood plain. Elgin is first documented in the Cartulary of Moray in 1190. It was created a Royal Burgh in the 12th century by King David I of Scotland and by that time had a castle on top of the present day Lady Hill to the west of the town.

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  1. Elgin

    or Moray (43), a northern Scottish county, fronting the Moray Firth and lying between Banff and Nairn, mountainous in the S. but flat to the N., watered by the Spey, Lossie, and Findhorn; agriculture, stone-quarrying, distilling, and fishing are the staple industries; has some imposing ruins and interesting antiquities.

  2. Elgin

    the county town of above, on the Lossie; created a royal burgh by David I.; has ruins of a fine Gothic cathedral and royal castle.

  3. Elgin

    a city in Illinois, on the Fox, 35 m. NW. of Chicago; watchmaking the chief industry.

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  1. Elgin

    The Elgins were a singing group from Detroit city USA which sang for the record label: Motown during the 1960's .. They only obtained wide fame after changing their original group's name to the name they became famous for: The Temptations..Which change happened at the very beginning of signing on with Motown Records, as well as the commencement of their long singing careers...They pronounced the original name with a soft G though they spelled it the same as Elgin so that the name was sounded out as: El'jin.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 24, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Elgin in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Elgin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. British Museum:

    It was in the 19th century that Lord Elgin removed intact architectural sculptures from the frieze, the metopes and the pediments of the building.

  2. Culture Minister Lina Mendoni:

    Motivated by financial gain, publicity and self promotion, Elgin deployed illegal and untoward measures to extract from Greece the Sculptures of the Parthenon and a plethora of other antiquities in a blatant act of serial theft.

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