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2011-03-31 15:00:29

The first non-Iraqi archaeological investigation of the Tigris-Euphrates delta in 20 years was a preliminary foray by three women who began to explore the links between wetland resources and the emergence and growth of cities last year. "Foreign investigations in Iraq stopped in the 1990s," said Carrie Hritz, assistant professor of anthropology, Penn State. "Iraqis continued research, but because their work is unpublished, we are unsure of where they surveyed." The marshlands in Iraq and Iran...

2010-06-10 06:45:00

BASRA, Iraq, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- AISG, Inc. wins competition for complex operation and maintenance (O&M) cross-departmental contract for the US Departments of State and Defense in south Iraq. This technically and logistically challenging award is valued at $31 million over the life of the contract and involves the supply and sustainment of all facilities for up to 7,000 personnel at five US bases in Basra Province. The contract O&M requirements include power, sanitation, water,...

2009-07-16 15:00:23

Hollywood's Giant Flick Films said Thursday it is in pre-production on the live-action adventure, Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage. Based on the Arabian Nights fairy tales, the movie is intended for a 2010 release. 'Sinbad' will be reminiscent of the classic Saturday afternoon matinee films originally brought to the silver screen in the '50s by stop-motion animation legend Ray Harryhausen, the production company said in a release. The snarls of grotesque creatures, the genie of the lamp, the hordes...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.