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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
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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