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2011-02-23 07:00:00

LEDBURY, England, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On-Sun Systems will present at CleanEquity Monaco 2011; the conference is on March 3rd & 4th at the Sporting d'Hiver, Monaco. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110214/CL47472LOGO ) On-Sun Systems was included, by expert selection, as one of the world's most inspiring cleantech companies, to present to industry-specific, senior financial and strategic investors, policy makers, legislators, end users and media. On-Sun Systems...

2009-10-10 16:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in the Principality of Monaco, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation held its illustrious second annual awards ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. HSH Prince Albert recognized three leading international figures, including Boston's Professor Edward Osborne Wilson, for their lifelong efforts to preserve the planet, specific to his eponymous Foundation's three focus areas: climate change, biodiversity and water. Professor Wilson was honored...

2009-06-10 10:41:00

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anthropedia Foundation, a non-profit organization with headquarters in the United States, is opening a branch in Bern, Switzerland, where it will host its first annual gala. The black tie event will be held on June 12, 2009 at Le Vieux Manoir, a five-star Relais & Chateaux Hotel on Lake Murten in Switzerland. An international group of philanthropists, artists, executives, doctors, scientists, and distinguished guests will enjoy a special...

2009-03-15 16:09:28

Researchers in Bonn aim to recreate a 3,500-year-old scentPharaoh Hatshepsut was a power-conscious woman who assumed the reins of government in Egypt around the year 1479 B.C. In actual fact, she was only supposed to represent her step-son Thutmose III, who was three years old at the time, until he was old enough to take over. But the interregnum lasted 20 years. "She systematically kept Thutmose out of power", says Michael Höveler-Mller, the curator of Bonn...

2008-08-26 09:00:49

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than two years after H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco created an eponymous Foundation that would reflect his personal commitment to the protection of the world's natural environment in the areas of climate change, loss of biodiversity and water management, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is spreading its message and mission across the globe, with the opening of its U.S. chapter this fall. (Photo:...

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2007-12-22 18:20:00

CAIRO, Egypt -- Months after Egypt boldly announced that archaeologists had identified a mummy as the most powerful queen of her time, scientists in a museum basement are still analyzing DNA from the bald, 3,500-year-old corpse to try to back up the claim aired on TV. Progress is slow. So far, results indicate the linen-wrapped mummy is most likely, but not conclusively, the female pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled for 20 years in the 15th century B.C. Running its own ancient-DNA lab is a...

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2007-06-27 21:00:00

By KATARINA KRATOVAC CAIRO, Egypt - A tooth found in a relic box led archaeologists to identify a long-overlooked mummy as that of Egypt's most powerful female pharoah - possibly the most significant find since King Tutankhamun's tomb was uncovered in 1922, experts said Wednesday. The mummy was identified as Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled for 20 years in the 15th century B.C., dressing like a man and wearing a fake beard. A monumental builder, she wielded more power than two other famous...

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2007-06-27 10:10:00

CAIRO, Egypt -- Egyptian authorities said Wednesday that a mummy found a century ago has been identified as the remains of pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled over Egypt during the 15th century B.C. Hatshepsut was known for dressing like a man and wearing a false beard. But when her rule ended, all traces of her mysteriously disappeared, including her mummy. Discovered in 1903 in the Valley of the Kings, the mummy was left on site until two months ago when it was brought to the Cairo Museum...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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