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Ancient Chinese Coin Discovery Indicates Early Trade With East Africa
2013-03-14 06:30:58

A joint expedition of researchers from The Field Museum and the University of Illinois at Chicago has discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda, leading to evidence that trade occurred between the two cultures long before European influence.

2012-06-04 17:55:37

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Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.