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Unearthed Ancient Roman Structure Predates Invention Of Mortar
2013-08-26 07:06:23

Archaeologists digging at a long-buried city in Italy have unearthed a massive stone monument dating back at least 300 years before the Colosseum and 100 years before the invention of mortar.

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2010-03-29 14:40:00

In the ruins of a city that was once Rome's neighbor, archaeologists last summer found a 1,000-pound lead coffin.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.