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2008-12-17 15:07:39

Italian researchers said an ancient necropolis has been uncovered outside a Syrian oasis. A team from Udine University said the burial site near Palmyra contains at least 30 large burial mounds and is believed to date back to the third millennium B.C., the Italian news service ANSA reported Wednesday. ''This is the first evidence that an area of semi-desert outside the oasis was occupied during the early Bronze Age,'' Morandi Bonacossi told ANSA. ''Future excavations of the burial mounds will...


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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