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2014-07-01 12:26:42

LONDON, July 1,( )2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magna Carta World Heritage LLC announced today its campaign to donate the Magna Carta 800(th) Anniversary Edition to schools in Great Britain as part of its Magna Carta -My Heritage campaign. This campaign follows the successful "America celebrates the Magna Carta" launched in the US five months ago. "Students will have the opportunity to see and study it in their schools before the 800(th) Anniversary. As the foundation of the rule of law, it...

2014-05-19 16:22:44

Magna Carta World Heritage LLC announces marketing partnership with American Seniors Association, offering the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Edition to ASA's five million members, while supporting education throughout America's schools and colleges BOCA RATON, Fla., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magna Carta World Heritage LLC announced today a marketing partnership with the American Seniors Association, a new voice of America's seniors, with more than 5 million members. The marketing...

2014-04-14 04:21:02

AMSTERDAM, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Snel en Simpel Betalen' is already a success in catering Amsterdam-based Magna Carta, a specialist in facility transaction systems, has entered into a cooperation agreement with payment processor Equens for the introduction of the innovative 'Snel en Simpel Betalen' [Quick & Easy Payments] for educational institutions as an alternative for Chipknip in the Netherlands. The system is based on contactless chip card technology...

2013-08-29 23:18:40

Document That Helped Shape the U.S. Constitution to Go on Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 An original edition of the “Magna Carta,” and the only known example of the King’s Writ, a letter from King John to the Sheriff of Gloucester dated June 20, 1215 A.D. announcing the signing of the Magna Carta, will travel to the Houston Museum of Natural Science from its home in Hereford Cathedral, and can be viewed for a limited time,...

2012-02-08 23:53:48

You often hear about the Framers of the Constitution, but not so much the framers of the Magna Carta. They work for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Not the authors, of course; they've been dead 700 years. But a NIST engineering team, at the behest of the National Archives, designed and built a state-of-the-art encasement and transport cart to protect the Archive's prized copy of the 1297 Magna Carta. Their work–and the freshly conserved Magna...

2011-06-14 12:39:00

Gift to Enhance and Expand Museum Experience, including New Permanent Exhibition Gallery, at the National Archives WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for the National Archives has received a $13.5 million gift from philanthropist David M. Rubenstein to enhance and expand the museum offerings at the National Archives. This gift, the largest single contribution ever received by the Foundation for the National Archives, will help create a new permanent...

2008-04-24 07:10:51

Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. It is crumbling, water-stained and written in Medieval Latin, but the Magna Carta has managed to remain relevant to the cause of human rights even today, 800 years after it was scrawled on parchment and affirmed with the sticky wax seal of the English king. England's "Great Charter" of 1215 was the first document to challenge...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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