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2011-07-12 08:15:00

Professor Andreas Vött presents new results of geomorphological and geoarcheological investigations on the sedimentary burial of Olympia Olympia, site of the famous Temple of Zeus and original venue of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, was presumably destroyed by repeated tsunamis that travelled considerable distances inland, and not by earthquake and river floods as has been assumed to date. Evidence in support of this new theory on the virtual disappearance of the ancient cult site...

2008-09-16 03:00:16

By Ierardi, Katrina Wildfires in the summer of 2007 transformed the ancient, beautiful landscape of Greece into a blazing inferno. More than 60 people died, and people worldwide feared the loss of artifacts at sites that date back to 900 BC. The fires covered more than half the country, sweeping through hundreds of square miles of forests, including nature reserves, ecological hotspots, and areas of great historical and cultural importance. This year, AMERICAN FORESTS teams up with Plant...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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