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2014-04-03 12:26:26

Doyle New York Will Auction a Rare and Important Artifact from the Reign of Nebuchadnezzar II, the Babylonian King Who Destroyed Jerusalem's Temple of Solomon and Built Babylon's Hanging Gardens NEW YORK, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A rare and important ancient Babylonian artifact will be auctioned in New York on April 9. A large clay cylinder with a cuneiform inscription of Nebuchadnezzar II will highlight Doyle New York's auction of Rare Books and Autographs....

2014-04-02 04:20:24

DUBLIN, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k4b6wm/iraq_and) has announced the addition of the "Iraq and Kurdistan: Drilling & Oilfield Services Market" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k4b6wm/iraq_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The potential scale of the Iraqi oil & gas sector is unprecedented in modern times and...

2014-03-26 16:23:00

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Global Operations (SGO), a global stability operations company, has expanded its Kurdistan operations center to support the company's oil and gas industry projects, demining activities, and other work in Kurdistan and Iraq. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130205/CL54289LOGO-b SGO also has established a 200,000 square-foot regional logistics hub near Erbil for equipment storage, vehicle maintenance and employee...

2014-02-27 12:25:39

California Olive Committee Announces Sponsorship of PBS' "Hey Kids, Let's Cook" FRESNO, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mom and dad aren't the only ones cooking in the kitchen. Kids are cooking, too! In fact, in a survey from FleishmanHillard/TheMotherhood.com, 43 percent of moms said they want to get their kids more involved in cooking with more than half of the respondents getting kids involved in cooking as early as age 3. To help support getting kids more interested in...

2014-02-26 12:21:23

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Global Operations (SGO) has completed a project for Terraseis, a leading seismic survey contractor that specializes in acquiring land and transition zone surveys in challenging environments, to clear mines and other unexploded ordnance from areas within a 400-square-kilometer section of Kurdistan, Iraq in preparation for oil and gas exploration. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140226/CL72323 ) (Logo:...

2014-02-13 04:20:41

PARIS, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The secret burial has taken place in the absence of UN and families of the victims The Iraqi government has secretly buried the bodies of the 52 Iranian dissidents who were mass-executed in Camp Ashraf Iraq on September 1. The burial took place without the knowledge of the victims' families or U.N. officials assigned to help the Iranian dissidents in Iraq. The secret burial...

2014-01-29 23:23:14

Mission X was selected by the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center, KASOTC, to plan and implement the prestigious 6th Annual Warrior Competition, held in Amman, Jordan on April 30 – May 5, 2014. (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Mission X was selected by the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center, KASOTC, to plan and implement the prestigious 6th Annual Warrior Competition, held in Amman, Jordan on April 30 – May 5, 2014. KASOTC expects approximately 35 teams, from...

2014-01-24 08:25:00

Olinda Brand Bridges Olive Supply Gap CORNING, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The current olive shortage caused by poor climatic conditions in Spain, Greece, and Southern Europe means an uptick in business for at least one Northern California olive grower and processor. West Coast Products produces natural brine-cured jumbo olives, which compete with chemically cured, lye treated olives from the Mediterranean region. The ongoing international olive shortage sheds new light on...

2014-01-23 23:30:34

Skateboard ramp company, OC Ramps, teamed up with Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties to fulfill a wish for Ojai, CA teenager diagnosed with brain cancer. The organizations worked with the teenager to build his own custom skate park. Ojai, CA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 After 7 months of planning and almost 3 months of construction, Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties, who grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical condition, presented 15-year-old Jonah with his Skate Park Wish on Saturday, January...

2014-01-20 16:21:12

BAGHDAD, January 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Iraq National Tribes Council, in coordination with a variety of national organizations, is campaigning to petition the Iraqi government to redress the humanitarian crisis facing Iranian exiles in Baghdad's Camp Liberty. The petition condemns the criminal attacks that government forces have launched against the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/Mek), which is temporarily housed in Camp Liberty. It also calls for UN...


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Sirrush (Mushussu)
2013-10-07 08:04:52

The Sirrush, also known as the mushussu, is a hybrid from Babylonian mythology. Dating back to the sixth century BC it is depicted on the Ishtar Gate of the City of Babylon. A German archeologist Robert Koldewey discovered the Gate in 1902 and thought the sirrush was a representation of a real animal. The sirrush is displayed on the gate alongside other animals like a lion and a rimi (an extinct type of cattle). It is described as a dragon with scales, eagle-like hind legs and talons,...

2012-06-14 07:32:53

Symbol: XAELS Group: Lichen Family: Teloschistaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   CASP26 Caloplaca splendens (Darbish.) Zahlbr. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Teloschistales Family   Teloschistaceae Genus   Xanthoria (Fr.) Th. Fr. – orange wall lichen Species   Xanthoria...

2012-06-14 07:32:55

Symbol: XACAF Group: Lichen Family: Teloschistaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Teloschistales Family   Teloschistaceae Genus   Xanthoria (Fr.) Th. Fr. – orange wall lichen Species   Xanthoria candelaria (L.) Th. Fr. – orange wall lichen Variety  ...

2012-06-14 07:33:09

Symbol: XANTH9 Group: Lichen Family: Teloschistaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Teloschistales Family   Teloschistaceae Genus   Xanthoria (Fr.) Th. Fr. – orange wall lichen

2012-06-14 08:33:50

Symbol: TROR Group: Dicot Family: Ulmaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: HI    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida...

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