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Crowd-Sourcing To Crack Oldest Un-deciphered Writing System
2012-11-28 12:13:24

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The oldest un-deciphered writing system in the world has eluded academics for years, but a researcher from the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford has begun an undertaking that will attempt to harness the power of ℠crowd-sourcing´ to solve this ancient riddle. Dr. Jacob Dahl announced the project this week, which will take high-quality images of 5,000-year-old Proto-Elamite clay tablets and publish...

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2007-04-19 18:00:00

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian engineers began filling a new dam Thursday as archaeologists warned that its reservoir will flood newly discovered antiquities and could damage Iran's grandest site, the ancient Persian capital of Persepolis. At the inauguration ceremony, attended by Energy Ministry officials, pipes were opened for water to start flowing into an artificial lake created by the dam spanning the Sivand River, 520 miles south of the capital, Tehran. The lake's waters...

2006-05-23 12:53:18

By Parinoosh Arami TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has suspended publication of its official state newspaper after it printed a cartoon that sparked violent ethnic protests in the northwestern city of Tabriz, a senior judiciary official said on Tuesday. Cartoonist Mana Neyestani and the editor-in-chief of the "Iran" newspaper, Mehrdad Qasemfar, were arrested over the drawing that was deemed to insult Iran's Azeri minority, Tehran's chief Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi said. "Some charges were...

2006-05-23 07:20:34

By Parinoosh Arami TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has suspended publication of its official state newspaper after it published a cartoon that sparked violent ethnic protests in the northwestern city of Tabriz, a senior judiciary official said on Tuesday. The cartoonist and the editor-in-chief of the "Iran" newspaper were arrested over the lampoon that was deemed to insult Iran's Azeri minority, Tehran's chief Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi said. "Some charges were brought against both of them...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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