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Pompeii
2015-01-21 09:55:39

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the hot ash it released preserved a complete library of papyrus scrolls, among other things, in the Roman town of Pompeii. Previous attempts to read these scrolls by physically unraveling them typically led to their destruction, but now, a new X-ray technique has allowed researchers to decipher the ancient text without touching them, according to a new report in Nature Communications.

2014-09-25 16:23:03

LITTLETON, Colo., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ur-Energy Inc.

2014-04-03 12:26:26

Doyle New York Will Auction a Rare and Important Artifact from the Reign of Nebuchadnezzar II, the Babylonian King Who Destroyed Jerusalem's Temple of Solomon and Built Babylon's Hanging Gardens

2014-03-31 08:22:20

LITTLETON, Colo., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ur-Energy Inc. (TSX:URE, NYSE MKT:URG) ("Ur-Energy" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that James A.

Pompeii Foodies Ate Giraffe
2014-01-02 15:35:53

Archeologists working in and around Pompeii will be presenting new details this week on what citizens of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii typically ate, which included such exotic fare like giraffe


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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