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2005-06-07 07:10:50

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Virginia preservationists are nearing the end of a two-year quest to determine whether a skeleton discovered at the site of the Jamestown settlement is that of one its founders. William Kelso, who directed an archaeological dig early in 2003 in which the skeleton was found, leads a group leaving for England on Tuesday to assist in removal of DNA samples from the remains of a sister and niece of Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold. "It's a chance to refocus the history of...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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