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Egyptian Tempest Stela Believed To Be World's Oldest Weather Report
2014-04-03 07:09:35

The Tempest Stela is a 6-foot-tall, 3,500 year old calcite block from ancient Egypt that may just be the world's oldest surviving weather report, and a new study suggests it might also hold the key to understanding the chronology of events in the ancient Middle East.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.