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Five-Hundred-Year-Old Paintings Rediscovered In Angkor Wat Temple
2014-06-04 10:54:01

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Ancient paintings dating back 500 years have been discovered on the walls of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple. An Australian National University researcher discovered the images of animals, boats, deities and the temple itself painted on the walls of the ancient complex. “I was walking through the temple on a lunch break and I saw some pigments on the wall. I took some pictures, but didn't think they would be anything special,”...

2014-04-09 23:24:00

The best-in-class Libertador Hotels in Cusco, Peru, offer guests an exquisite place to stay when touring the impressive pre-Columbian ruins found at Machu Picchu. (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Cusco, Peru, is claimed as the historic capital of the Incan Empire, where more than 2 million visitors travel to each year. The most popular attraction in Cusco is Machu Picchu, which the UK Journal, The Telegraph, included in their latest "World's Best Ruins" list. Chris Moss, the...

2014-04-04 16:20:13

Itineraries up to 68 days call at more than 50 ports around the continent SEATTLE, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From fall 2014 through spring 2015, Holland America Line will offer the most comprehensive South America deployment of the season with four ships positioned in the region. The line's ms Statendam, ms Maasdam, ms Prinsendam and ms Zaandam will sail 20 voyages around the continent ranging in length from 14 to 68 days....

2013-08-30 23:02:58

Unearth Mayan calendars and crystal skulls at No Cost, with beautiful Retina display graphics and Spanish language support in Pay Dirt: Treasures of Chichen Itza. Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Independent production studio Hoserland Productions, in partnership with development studio Genius Factor Games, is happy to announce that Pay Dirt: Treasures of Chichen Itza, the first mobile archaeology games experience, is now "Free-To-Play" on iPad and iPhone....

2013-07-02 23:26:38

Throughout Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, an area filled with ancient Mayan temples, ruins, and ethnic traditions, this past week’s summer solstice of 2013 took on a different significance with the simultaneous occurrence of the "Super Moon." At Hotel Xixim (http://www.hotelxixim.com), a Mayan style retreat resort located on the white sand beaches of the Celestun Biosphere Reserve, guests and employees alike arose before dawn to view the celestial show. Celestun, Yucatan (PRWEB)...

2013-06-14 23:03:12

Pay Dirt: Treasures of Chichen Itza was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, AppWatch, that takes a look at the latest and coolest mobile applications and mobile services on the market.  Andrew Tropeano, host of AppWatch, shared with viewers how the app is a virtual tour and simulated archaeological dig of one of Mexico´s most famous ruins. (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 Pay Dirt: Treasures of Chichen Itza was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, AppWatch,...

Elephant’s Tomb May Have Originally Been Mithras Temple
2013-05-11 08:39:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the Roman necropolis of Carmona in Seville, Spain, there is a structure known as the Elephant´s Tomb. A new study from the University of Pablo de Olavide reveals the structure was not always used for burials. They suggest the original structure, and a window through which the sun shines directly during the equinoxes, indicate the Elephant´s Tomb was a temple of Mithraism, an unofficial religion in the Roman Empire....

Stone Ships Give Clues To Bronze Age At Baltic Sea
2013-03-21 19:23:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Towns that revolved around their shipping industry in the Bronze Age immortalized their backbone to survival by creating stone ship monuments along the Baltic Sea region. A new study suggests Bronze Age stone monuments in the form of ships were built by maritime groups as a symbol of their practices at sea. Archaeologists have long thought these stone ships served as graves for one or several individuals, and have even been...


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