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2011-12-01 10:41:08

A University of Cincinnati-based journal devoted to research on papyri from Egypt sheds light on job training, prayer, dream interpretation and belief in magic in the ancient world. Education, jobs, religion and even the cultural effects of bilingualism were as topical in the ancient world as they are today. All of these topics and more are featured in translations of ancient papyrus in the University of Cincinnati-based journal, “Bulletin of the American Society of...

2011-01-01 10:44:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is horrified by the New Year's Day terrorist attack on a Coptic Church, killing at least 21 churchgoers, in Alexandria, Egypt. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) "Any and all such violent attacks on Christians, simply because of their faith, are despicable and demand universal condemnation," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Tragically, this is not the first such outrage in the region. Recently, we...

2010-04-19 14:10:00

WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighteen Members of Congress, from both parties, expressed "concern over continuing reports of abductions, forced marriages, and exploitation of Coptic women and girls in Egypt". Writing on the 16th of April to Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Director of the State Department's Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Office, the Members noted that they had received disturbing reports documenting "a criminal phenomenon that includes fraud, physical and sexual...

2009-11-10 08:15:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Disappearance, Forced Conversions and Forced Marriages of Coptic Christian Women in Egypt - a pioneering report on human trafficking - was released today by Christian Solidarity International (CSI) and the Coptic Foundation for Human Rights. Researched in Egypt by American anti-trafficking specialist Michele Clark and Egyptian women's rights activist Nadia Ghaly, the report documents a criminal pattern involving deception, sexual violence,...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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