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Researchers Discover Tenth Century BCE Inscription Near Temple Mount
2013-07-11 08:39:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers, led by Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eliat Mazar, has unearthed the earliest alphabetical written text ever found in the city, near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Found with six others at the Ophel excavation site, the inscription is engraved on a large pithos, or neckless ceramic jar. The inscription is in Canaanite and, according to Dr. Mazar, it is the only one of its kind discovered in Jerusalem. She...

2013-06-24 23:15:35

For the first time a story based in reality will be added to the archives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. This is part of the history of World War 2 that has been mostly untold till now. Los Angles, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 It seems that the largest Holocaust museum in the US has included only a minor mention of what happened in Hungary, during the Holocaust, until now. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. will be including a copy of the book, “Through...

National Day Of Unplugging Starts Digital Sabbath Tonight
2013-03-01 12:27:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There is perhaps no better indicator of how reliant Americans have become on their digital devices than the fact that a National Day of Unplugging exists. That we must put aside a special day to disconnect from all things digital is a clear signal that we use our computers, smartphones and tablets as very real vices to get us through the day or distract us from real world problems. As we´re in the middle of Lent season,...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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