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Ancient Battering Ram Analysis Reveals Details Of Its Origin
2013-04-05 11:12:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A bronze battering ram from a 2,000-year-old warship discovered by British divers off the coast of Libya in 1964, is offering up some evidence for how such a device was made in ancient times. Analysis of the 45-lb, 26-inch-long artifact, which is known as the Belgammel Ram, revealed that the process used to build the weapon was not easy. The ram comes from a small Greek or Roman warship (tesseraria), which was equipped with...

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2009-10-21 10:05:55

The world's oldest known submerged town has been revealed through the discovery of late Neolithic pottery. The finds were made during an archaeological survey of Pavlopetri, off the southern Laconia coast of Greece. Marine geo-archaeologist Dr Nic Flemming of the National Oceanography Center, Southampton said: "The discovery of Neolithic pottery is incredible! It means that we are looking at a port city which may be 5000-6000 years old, with trade goods and wrecks nearby showing some of the...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.