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2010-08-26 06:35:00

Egypt's Ministry of Culture announced Wednesday that archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a 3,500-year-old trading settlement in one of the country's desert oases that predates earlier cities by a thousand years. The Yale University mission discovered the ancient settlement in Umm El-Kharga Oasis, one of Egypt's five western deserts, located around 375 miles south of Cairo. The university found the site while working to map ancient routes in the western desert. The settlement lies...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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