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2014-07-25 09:17:26

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) Climate change could have a bigger impact on water resources in Jordan than in Israel and Palestine The drinking water resources on the eastern, Jordanian side of the Dead Sea could decline severe as a result of climate change than those on the western, Israeli and Palestinian side. This is the conclusion reached by an international team of researchers that calculated the water flows around the Dead Sea. The natural replenishment rate...

2014-06-19 23:19:35

Aerospace Distrubutor Appeals For US Congress Support of Jordan Against Threats From Iraq (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Commercial aircraft parts distributor First Wave Aerospace navigates through political hot spots in the world as it expands in foreign markets. The Tulsa-based company is one of the largest independent aerospace distributors in the Americas with 248,000 line items and 6.8 million parts and several of its key new accounts are in foreign markets with high growth potential and a...

2014-05-22 16:25:51

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Popular Detroit weekly newspaper, Metro Times, featured a full-length 4,766-word interview and profile of prominent Michigan Accident Attorney Joumana Kayrouz in their April 22 edition. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140522/90718 The feature was written by award-winning writer, photographer and producer Drew Philp, who offered readers of the high circulation weekly Greater Detroit region publication a rare insight into the...

2014-04-22 23:05:00

The Rezhwan Co. Limited located in Erbil Kurdistan said, “There would be a lot of unrest in the country and so advised us to postpone until May 15, 2014. They explained to us that there would be a lot of volatility during this time for voters in the Kurdish region, of Iraq." Manila Philippines (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Black Diamond, with offices located in Manila Philippines, has delayed its launch in April due to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s general elections. The Rezhwan...

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...


Latest Fertile Crescent Reference Libraries

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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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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