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2014-06-10 08:26:50

The institutions and libraries highlighted on this list feature collections of documents created before 1000 A.D. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online Christian Colleges has released a list of the 20 most impressive ancient manuscript collections in the world. Featuring both institutions with impressive numbers of ancient manuscripts and libraries with a few uniquely interesting works, the list highlights collections of some of the most fascinating documents...

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2011-07-27 09:30:00

Deciphering ancient papyri is like trying to read a doctor's handwriting, and that's what researchers are asking people to do. Oxford University is asking for help deciphering the ancient Greek texts written in fragments of papyrus found in Egypt. Hundreds of thousands of these papyrus fragments are now on display on a website for the general public to view, and, to hopefully translate them. Researchers are hoping the collective effort will give them a unique insight into Egyptian life 2,000...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.