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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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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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