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2013-06-19 23:16:08

The Arc of Riverside County has just completed another section of their 50,000 piece, forty-foot long National Wall of Respect mosaic mural which is located on a concrete wall at their Riverside headquarters. The goal of the unique artist rendering is to highlight the need for respect and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Recently, SoCal CEO Magazine staff was on hand as The Arc of Riverside County held their third in a series of six...

2012-10-15 15:16:36

Research that was coordinated at Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) analyzes the mythological images in Roman mosaics and shows that members of the most powerful elite selected Greek gods and heroes as symbols of universal values that reinforced what Rome stood for. This line of research, coordinated by Luz Neira, who is a professor in the Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art, as well as a researcher in UC3M´s Institute for Culture and Technology (Instituto de...

Mosaic Discovery In Turkey Demonstrates Cultural Influence Of Roman Empire
2012-09-18 08:57:09

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An archaeological team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has unearthed a massive Roman mosaic in southern Turkey in what is being described as the largest mosaic of its type ever found in a region that was heavily influenced by the Roman Empire during the third and fourth centuries. Professor Michael Hoff, of UNL, director of the excavation, said “Its size signals, in no small part, that the outward signs of the empire...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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