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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...

2013-05-30 23:24:41

Typography is vital to graphic design, yet it has a tendency to be overlooked and undervalued. Tees For Your Head puts it front and center on new graphic t-shirts. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Typography fans are never going to sit in the bleachers cheering and waving a giant hand, but they just might spend some time analyzing the font used on the scoreboard: typography is part of the hidden-in-plain sight secret behind good visual communication. Typography, layout, and graphics are...

Plastic And Papyrus Used In Restoration Project
2012-09-20 11:52:24

Environmental scheme funded by the German REWE Group aims to create 'floating islands' of recycled plastic bottles, containing the plant used to make the first paper Plans are being implemented to create plastic floating islands containing papyrus plants to help protect the ecosystems of a renowned lake in the Rift Valley, Kenya. The German REWE Group is funding a papyrus restoration partnership between UK-owned tea producer and flower grower Finlays and Dr David Harper, a Senior...

2011-12-01 10:41:08

A University of Cincinnati-based journal devoted to research on papyri from Egypt sheds light on job training, prayer, dream interpretation and belief in magic in the ancient world. Education, jobs, religion and even the cultural effects of bilingualism were as topical in the ancient world as they are today. All of these topics and more are featured in translations of ancient papyrus in the University of Cincinnati-based journal, “Bulletin of the American Society of...

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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...

2010-12-10 13:21:00

The Holiday Collage Dress, made exclusively of PAPYRUS papers and materials, will be worn by Model Nadia Alexandria PAPYRUS Embarcadero / 2 Embarcadero Center, Lobby Level Champagne Reception / Tuesday December 14, 2010 / 6:00pm-8pm SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ - About PAPYRUS PAPYRUS, a unique paper store with over 150 locations in the U.S., was founded in the family kitchen of Marcel and Margrit Schurman in 1950 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The brand name originates from the...

2010-10-29 19:12:08

A University of Cincinnati-based journal devoted to research on papyri is due out Nov. 1. That research sheds light on an ancient world with surprisingly modern concerns: including hoped-for medical cures, religious confusion and the need for financial safeguards. What's old is new again. That's the lesson that can be taken from the University of Cincinnati-based journal, "Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists," due out Nov. 1. The annually produced journal, edited since 2006 by...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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