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2009-04-29 14:43:27

Archaeologists have discovered a Roman glass bowl at an ancient cemetery outside the walls of the old city of London. The "millefiori" dish is a mosaic of hundreds of indented blue petals with white bordering, and is believed to be a rare find in the Western Roman Empire.  It is estimated to date from around 2nd to 3rd century A.D. "For it to have survived intact is amazing. In fact, it is unprecedented in the western Roman world," a Reuters report quoted Jenny Hall, curator of the Roman...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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