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2008-12-01 11:53:46

In Greater Manchester, a rare necklace estimated to be about 4,000 years old, has been uncovered. Archaeologists discovered the necklace while excavating a cist, a type of stone lined grave, in Mellor, Stockport. This is the first time a necklace from the early Bronze Age, has been found in north-west England. Experts from the University of Manchester Archaeological Unit said, an amber necklace was one of the ultimate status symbols of the time period. The necklace has dozens of amber heads...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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