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Appalachians Home To Oldest Inland European Fort
2013-07-24 05:32:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of archaeologists, led by the University of Michigan, has discovered the remains of the earliest European fort in the interior of what is now the United States. This find will provide new insight into the beginning of the US colonial era, and the all-too-human reasons spoiling Spanish dreams of gold and glory. In 1567, nearly 20 years before Sir Walter Raleigh's colony at Roanoke was lost and 40 years before the Jamestown...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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