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Signs Of Ancient Terrace Farming Uncovered In Petra
2013-01-03 08:45:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multinational archaeology team is providing new insights into successful and extensive water management and agricultural production in and around the ancient city of Petra, which is located in modern Jordan. Professor Susan Alcock of the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project (BUPAP) leads the dig. Christian Cloke, doctoral student in the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, used a variety of tools and...

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2007-01-17 08:52:32

PETRA, Jordan -- Jordan's ancient city Petra was officially declared a candidate Tuesday in the contest to name the new seven wonders of the world at a ceremony amid its rose-colored stone buildings. Contest founder Bernard Weber presented Jordan's Queen Rania with Petra's official candidacy at the event that included a presentation on the way the city's first inhabitants lived. The New 7 Wonders of the World contest was launched in 2001 by Weber's Geneva-based NewOpenWorld Foundation, which...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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