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Latest Egyptian Scientists Discover Ancient Army Stories

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2008-05-28 12:30:00

The Egyptian government announced Wednesday that archaeologists have found what they believe to be the ancient ruins of the headquarters of the Pharaonic army, which guarded Egypt's northeastern border for more than 1,500 years. The finding, which includes a fortress and adjoining town, is identified with the ancient place name Tharu, and is located about 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Qantara in the Sinai peninsula, said Egyptian archaeologist Mohamed Abdel Maksoud during an interview with...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
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