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2013-09-24 23:00:51

Exotic cars, exotic chariots, exotic horses; support D.A.R.E. and Harness Racing. Upper Saddle River, NJ (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 The future of harness racing came alive on Sunday September 22nd 2013 when Celebrity Farms Racing Stable, the World Chariot Racing Federation and Driven By Purpose co-hosted an event to support D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and the New World Series of Harness Racing. This was the biggest and most successful World Chariot Racing Federation and...

Scientists Model Language On Ancient And Contemporary Vocabularies
2012-08-24 15:54:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Turkey sits at the cultural crossroads of the Western and Eastern worlds, so it should come as no surprise that the region gave birth to a host of modern languages, including English, French, German, Hindu, and Persian. According to a new report published in the journal Science, a team of international researchers modeled a language family tree based on the vocabularies of 103 ancient and contemporary languages. Along with a...

2010-10-19 09:57:00

Tracing a 7,000-year history, rare artifacts of gold, ceramic and glass visit the United States for the first time WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meridian International Center announced today that it will present, for the first time in the United States, The Glory of Ukraine: Golden Treasures and Lost Civilizations, from the Museum of National Cultural Heritage PlaTar. Organized by the Foundation for International Arts & Education (FIAE), in cooperation with the...

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2010-09-29 06:10:00

Chemical tests on teeth from an ancient burial site containing the 3,550-year-old remains of a teenage boy wearing a unique necklace unearthed near Stonehenge indicate that the person buried there grew up around the Mediterranean Sea. The conclusions come from analysis of different forms of oxygen and strontium in the tooth enamel of the remains. A previous skeleton unearthed near Stonehenge was analyzed and was found to also be a migrant to the area. The "Boy with the Amber Necklace," as...

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2010-07-01 09:28:45

A 3,200-year-old round bronze tablet with a carved face of a woman, found at the El-ahwat excavation site near Katzir in central Israel, is part of a linchpin that held the wheel of a battle chariot in place. This was revealed by scientist Oren Cohen of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa. "Such an identification reinforces the claim that a high-ranking Egyptian or local ruler was based at this location, and is likely to support the theory that the site is Harosheth...

2009-04-10 17:58:00

The Chariot, a wearable concept vehicle designed for use by amputees, was introduced this week in Virginia by Exmovere Holdings. The device is described as a self-balancing, hands free vehicle designed to provide amputees and others who have difficulty standing added mobility. The Chariot comes up to the wearer's waist and control is managed through movements of the lower torso and hips. The size of the Chariot makes it more maneuverable in tight spaces than a wheelchair and it can attain...

2006-10-21 18:00:21

By JIM MCBETH THE smiles and convivial air say it all. They are obviously all close friends or family, dressed in their best clothes and fine jewellery for a quiet get-together. It's the Bronze Age and the first Scots to introduce the social ritual of having people round for drinks are ready to party. Meet the ancestors the weekend wouldn't be the same without them. We take for granted the conviviality of Scottish culture, but it was defined 4,000 years ago by a mysterious race that,...

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2005-08-17 15:59:49

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed about 15,000 tiny golden pieces that date back to the end of the third millennium B.C. - a find they said Wednesday matches the famous treasure of Troy. The golden ornaments, estimated to be between 4,100 and 4,200 years old, have been unearthed gradually during the past year from an ancient tomb near the central village of Dabene, about 75 miles east of the capital, Sofia, said Vasil Nikolov, an academic consultant on the...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'