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2014-01-22 23:23:21

Exploration Expo at Centennial Olympic Park Promises “Big-Bang” Ending to Weeklong Event Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 The Atlanta Science Festival organizers are giving everyone in the Metro region a chance to get in touch with their inner scientist with an eight-day series of science-related events in March 2014, concluding with the Exploration Expo in Centennial Olympic Park. The Festival will happen March 22-29 and will offer a range of activities during eight days at...

2009-11-05 09:30:00

Archaeologists find De Soto artifacts in Georgia Archaeologists at Atlanta's Fernbank Museum of Natural History have discovered unprecedented evidence that helps map Hernando de Soto's journey through the Southeast in 1540. No evidence of De Soto's path between Tallahassee and North Carolina has been found until now, and few sites have been located anywhere. Fernbank's Curator of Native American Archaeology, Dennis Blanton, has amassed an impressive collection of objects that reveal a...

2009-09-04 09:00:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the rarest and most highly prized minerals in the world is coming to Fernbank Museum of Natural History in the incredible exhibition GOLD. The exhibition, which opens September 26, 2009 and runs through January 3, 2010, explores the historical fascination with this enduring symbol of wealth, beauty, and power. One of the most comprehensive exhibitions ever organized on this valued mineral, GOLD features a dramatic array of extraordinary geological...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.