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Study finds damage at four Syrian historical sites

Study finds damage at four Syrian historical sites

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An analysis of six out of 12 major archeological sites in Syria that have been nominated as World Heritage Sites has found that four of them have been extensively looted and damaged, the...

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Sirrush (Mushussu)
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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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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.