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Unearthed Ancient Roman Structure Predates Invention Of Mortar
2013-08-26 07:06:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archaeologists digging at a long-buried city in Italy have unearthed a massive stone monument dating back at least 300 years before the Colosseum and 100 years before the invention of mortar. The new discovery indicates that the ancient Romans had developed architectural skills much earlier than previously believed. The team of 60 researchers, including 35 undergraduates and 15 graduates, from the University of Michigan and Yale...

2013-06-19 23:16:08

The Arc of Riverside County has just completed another section of their 50,000 piece, forty-foot long National Wall of Respect mosaic mural which is located on a concrete wall at their Riverside headquarters. The goal of the unique artist rendering is to highlight the need for respect and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Recently, SoCal CEO Magazine staff was on hand as The Arc of Riverside County held their third in a series of six...

2012-10-15 15:16:36

Research that was coordinated at Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) analyzes the mythological images in Roman mosaics and shows that members of the most powerful elite selected Greek gods and heroes as symbols of universal values that reinforced what Rome stood for. This line of research, coordinated by Luz Neira, who is a professor in the Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art, as well as a researcher in UC3M´s Institute for Culture and Technology (Instituto de...

Mosaic Discovery In Turkey Demonstrates Cultural Influence Of Roman Empire
2012-09-18 08:57:09

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An archaeological team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has unearthed a massive Roman mosaic in southern Turkey in what is being described as the largest mosaic of its type ever found in a region that was heavily influenced by the Roman Empire during the third and fourth centuries. Professor Michael Hoff, of UNL, director of the excavation, said “Its size signals, in no small part, that the outward signs of the empire...

2011-11-08 10:29:57

Research coordinated by Carlos III University in Madrid (UC3M) analyzes the images of women in Roman mosaics and their impact on the collective consciousness of feminine stereotypes. In many cases, the research concludes, the images pointed to the female as the cause of wars and other evils. Numerous images of women appear in Roman mosaics. The majority are inspired in mythology — goddess, heroines and other protagonists of countless legends — although other flesh and blood...

2011-08-09 07:42:00

NORTHFIELD, Ohio, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fan Mosaics, LLC, is offering 2,500 Jerry Garcia fans the opportunity to include their photos in an officially licensed mosaic print of the Grateful Dead legend. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110809/CL49375 ) To mark the August anniversary of both his birth and his death, Fan Mosaics is creating a Jerry Garcia photo mosaic built entirely from photos submitted by his fans. The fan images will be arranged to re-create a Jerry...

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2011-08-01 13:34:02

Officials said on Friday that archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old mosaic in Rome that depicts the Greek god Apollo surrounded by his muses in a cellar once used as a park tool shed near the Colosseum. "This is a very important discovery. The mosaic is in perfect condition and it can be dated exactly to between 64 and 109 AD," Umberto Broccoli, head of the culture department of the Rome city council, told reporters during a visit. Excavations are being done in an underground...

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2010-05-12 05:55:00

On Tuesday, archeologists said they have uncovered a 14th-century aqueduct that supplied water to Jerusalem for about 600 years along a route dating back to the time of Jesus. Photographs from the late 19th century showed the aqueduct in use by the city's Ottoman rulers, about 600 years after its construction in 1320.  The photo shows an inscription dating back to the early days of the aqueduct. The aqueduct was found during repairs to the city's modern-day water system.  Yehiel...


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2005-05-25 11:11:44

Travertine is a white concretionary form of calcium carbonate that is usually hard and semicrystalline. It is deposited from the water of mineral springs (especially hot springs) or streams holding lime in solution. Extensive deposits exist at Tivoli, Italy, near Rome. The largest building in the world constructed largely of travertine is the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Another notable building using travertine extensively is the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. The travertine used in...

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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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