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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...

2012-10-22 04:02:10

KURU Footwear, an award-winning B2C, web-driven footwear brand has launched a blog titled KURU NATION, focusing on topics of health, fitness, nutrition, outdoors, and travel. (PRWEB) October 21, 2012 KURU Footwear, a B2C, web-driven footwear brand, recently launched the KURU NATION blog. Through regular communication, KURU has found their customers are generally engaged in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. The KURU NATION blog is curated by an editorial staff to further connect...

Large Human Sculpture Unearthed In Southeast Turkey
2012-07-31 10:11:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At the Tayinat Archaeological Project (TAP) excavation site in Turkey, archaeologists have unearthed two new and exciting sculptures. One is a large, semi-circular column base, ornately decorated on one side and the other is a beautiful and colossal human sculpture. These cultural treasures are both from a monumental gate complex that provided access to the upper citadel of Kunulua, capital of the Neo-Hittite Kingdom of Patina that...

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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...

2010-04-08 16:15:00

A cache of cuneiform tablets unearthed by a team led by a University of Toronto archaeologist has been found to contain a largely intact Assyrian treaty from the early 7th century BCE. "The tablet is quite spectacular. It records a treaty "” or covenant "” between Esarhaddon, King of the Assyrian Empire and a secondary ruler who acknowledged Assyrian power. The treaty was confirmed in 672 BCE at elaborate ceremonies held in the Assyrian royal city of Nimrud (ancient Kalhu). In the...

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2009-12-28 09:48:02

When archaeologist Ruth Iren Øien noticed a cluster of tiny iron beads in the ground, she knew she was onto something. She did not know, however, that her team had stumbled upon Scandinavia's oldest and most complex group of iron forges. And not only that, it would be months before Øien, with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, would discover the actual significance of her find. The...

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2009-10-15 11:15:14

New technologies and academic collaborations are helping scholars at the University of Chicago analyze hundreds of ancient documents in Aramaic, one of the Middle East's oldest continuously spoken and written languages. Members of the West Semitic Research Project at the University of Southern California are helping the University's Oriental Institute make very high-quality electronic images of nearly 700 Aramaic administrative documents. The Aramaic texts were incised in the surfaces of clay...

2009-04-30 15:14:55

University of Chicago scientists they've digitally recorded thousands of ancient Persian tablets that tell an unusually detailed story of the Persian Empire. Researchers from the university's Oriental Institute, led by institute Director Gil Stein, said the tablets present texts in impressed cuneiform characters, while other have inked texts in Aramaic. Nearly all have seal impressions. The digitalizing will allow scholars and viewers across the world to examine the tablets. They were...

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...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.