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History Protected With Satellites
2013-04-03 14:18:32

ESA [ Watch The Video Hidden Treasures ] Looking down from orbit is an attractive way of monitoring historical sites in remote or politically unstable regions — and can even help archaeologists to make new discoveries. The ancient city of Samarra was a powerful Islamic capital during the ninth century, located in what is today Iraq. It is the only surviving Islamic capital that retains its original plan, architecture and arts, although only about 20% of the site has been...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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