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2011-07-30 00:01:03

Maths-Whizz loves teaching students Math online. However, over the last few months they have also discovered that practical Maths-Whizz experience days are a great way to supplement numeracy confidence and skills for all the family. They are therefore launching a series of Family Fun Days starting 15th August working with Legoland and the Museum of London. London, SE England (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Whether readers are a local to London, and looking at keeping children entertained and...

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2009-04-29 14:43:27

Archaeologists have discovered a Roman glass bowl at an ancient cemetery outside the walls of the old city of London. The "millefiori" dish is a mosaic of hundreds of indented blue petals with white bordering, and is believed to be a rare find in the Western Roman Empire.  It is estimated to date from around 2nd to 3rd century A.D. "For it to have survived intact is amazing. In fact, it is unprecedented in the western Roman world," a Reuters report quoted Jenny Hall, curator of the Roman...

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2009-03-09 15:40:00

Archaeologists from the Museum of London say they have unearthed what are likely the remains of Shakespeare's first theatre in Shoreditch, BBC News reported. The remains of the theatre were found last summer and experts believe it was constructed around 1576. It is thought that the bard acted there and that it also hosted the premiere of Romeo and Juliet. The team found part of the original curved wall of the playhouse, which was believed to be polygonal in shape, according to Taryn Nixon,...

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2008-08-07 08:45:00

Archaeologists at the Museum of London said they have discovered the very theatre foundation where William Shakespeare debuted the timeless plays "The Merchant of Venice" and "Romeo and Juliet". Builders excavating the site unearthed "The Theatre," and called in museum archaeologists who had a eureka moment. "We were there, scratching our heads, looking into the trenches, thinking, 'this could be it,'" said Jo Lyon, a senior archaeologist at the museum. "So we did some more research, and then...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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