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International News Archive - January 03, 2013

Western Long-beaked Echidna

A research team, led by the Smithsonian Institution, has found evidence that the western long-beaked echidna, one of the world's five egg-laying mammal species thought to have become extinct thousands of years ago, survived far longer than previously thought.

Signs Of Ancient Terrace Farming Uncovered In Petra

A multinational archaeology team is providing new insights into successful and extensive water management and agricultural production in and around the ancient city of Petra.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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