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2013-04-15 23:01:55

2013 Enheduanna Award for Excellence in Women-Centered Literature celebrates the life and work of the first writer of record, Sumerian High Priestess Enheduanna. Palo

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2006-01-10 07:14:50

British and Greek archaeologists are preparing a major excavation on a tiny Greek island to try to explain why it produced history's largest collection of Cycladic flat-faced marble figurines.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.