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Stone Ships Give Clues To Bronze Age At Baltic Sea
2013-03-21 19:23:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Towns that revolved around their shipping industry in the Bronze Age immortalized their backbone to survival by creating stone ship monuments along the Baltic Sea region. A new study suggests Bronze Age stone monuments in the form of ships were built by maritime groups as a symbol of their practices at sea. Archaeologists have long thought these stone ships served as graves for one or several individuals, and have even been...

2011-10-19 08:23:16

Image is first of its kind ever found in an Etruscan excavation An archaeological excavation at Poggio Colla, the site of a 2,700-year-old Etruscan settlement in Italy's Mugello Valley, has turned up a surprising and unique find: two images of a woman giving birth to a child. Researchers from the Mugello Valley Archaeological Project, which oversees the Poggio Colla excavation site some 20 miles northeast of Florence, discovered the images on a small fragment from a ceramic vessel that...

2011-05-21 00:01:23

The National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. will be the proud home to the unique art and artifacts of ancient Italy, with an exclusive presentation of the exhibition, The Etruscans: An Ancient Italian Civilization. Saint Paul, MN (PRWEB) May 19, 2011 Pre-Roman art of ancient Italy will amaze viewers during an exclusive presentation of The Etruscans: An Ancient Italian Civilization. Beginning June 10, 2011 and running through September 25, the National Geographic Museum in Washington,...

2006-06-16 13:50:22

By Robin Pomeroy FORMELLO, Italy (Reuters) - Italy unveiled on Friday a new archaeological site that some experts say houses the oldest paintings in the history of Western civilization. Italy's culture minister took reporters to an unremarkable field outside Rome under which they were shown a room carved into the hillside, decorated with colorful frescoes which archaeologists said were 2,700 years old. "It's a prince's tomb that is unique, and I would say is at the origins of...

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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.