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4,200 Year-Old Fort Found
2012-09-28 21:28:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Spanish archeologists have announced the discovery of continental Europe´s biggest Bronze Age settlement that dates back 4,200 years and represents the pinnacle of architecture and engineering for that time. The site, known as La Bastida, was protected by 20-foot high walls and towers designed to keep its upper class residents protected and in power. The design of these structures suggests that those who built it were from...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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