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2008-06-09 12:59:31

The recent discovery of a 2,000-year-old necropolis on the outskirts of Rome is giving researchers a glimpse of the lifestyles of poor workers during the Roman era. Dating back to the 1st and 2nd century A.D., the burial complex once held about 320 tombs, which now contain well-preserved skeletal remains and artifacts.The find has been noted by archaeologists as very important to revealing the lives of workers and slaves who probably worked at a nearby port."The predominant aspect here is not...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.