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2009-08-01 12:56:12

An ancient Italian city destroyed by Attila the Hun and now hidden underground has been mapped for the first time via infrared photography, officials said. Infrared aerial photography, combined with 3D reconstruction techniques, has revealed Altinum's spectacular coastal architecture, complete with bridges, walls, canals, houses and large public buildings, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Saturday. Until now we only knew that Altinum was there, we didn't know what it was like, team...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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