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Political Borders Of Ancient Antioch Realized Using Google Earth
2014-01-02 14:44:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Cincinnati researchers have used Google Earth to display the boundaries of ancient Antioch. Antioch was an ancient city on the eastern side of the Orontes River near the modern city of Antakya, Turkey. The city is said to have been founded in 293 BC, and has seen cultures like Greek, Roman and Arab pass through it. Kristina Neumann and colleagues used Google Earth to convert historical data from a coin database into a...

2013-08-24 23:03:59

The Damascus, Oregon City Council approves Edible Community: The Healthy Damascus Food Plan at the August 19, 2013 meeting. Damascus, Oregon (PRWEB) August 24, 2013 At their August 19th meeting, the Damascus City Council approved Edible Community: The Healthy Damascus Food Plan. The Plan was funded by a Community Health Initiatives grant from Kaiser Permanente to examine and improve the community’s access to healthy food. The 66-page report was developed by Senior Planner, Elise...

2013-08-24 23:03:35

Several of Damascus suburbs were hit by alleged chemical weapons. Reports from our representatives estimated the number of death to surpass 1,400 people. Franklin, MI (PRWEB) August 24, 2013 The Syrian Sunrise Foundation (SSF) condemns the deadly alleged chemical attack in Syria and calls for the intervention of the US administration, the UN and international NGOs. The SSF has received urgent calls for help from that area as scores need vital assistance. Several of Damascus suburbs...

2012-05-28 23:00:05

After 3 years of planning, permitting, sweating and kneeling, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Houston is rejoicing as this historic church embraces new technology to help reach out to the local community. Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 28, 2012 Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Houston Texas is the first African American Church established in Houston in 1866 by freed slaves who lived around the church. Pastor Otis B. Winkley, Jr. is proud to carry on the great heritage of this historic...

2009-05-06 15:21:00

Mike Weiner Named Director of Web & Interactive Strategies; Alliance Formed with Search Engine Marketing Consultant Nina Hale MINNEAPOLIS, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Maccabee Group Public Relations today announced the formation of NODE, its new social media and online reputation management practice. Through Maccabee Group/NODE, the Minneapolis-based PR agency will help clients take advantage of new and emerging technologies, including platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Leading...

2008-02-13 09:00:00

By Rowena Coetsee, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Feb. 13--Antioch Unified School District administrators have decided against establishing a performing arts academy at Antioch High School this fall after a communication breakdown resulted in too many questions and criticisms. Proponents of a curriculum oriented around the performing arts began rethinking the location after some Antioch High teachers were taken aback to learn the district would be opening an academy and that it...

2006-05-09 07:25:00

By Rasha Elass DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Majed al-Sabah has big hopes for "the street called straight" in Damascus' Old City -- the part-owner of Syria's first designer clothes store thinks this road will one day become a must-visit spot for monied shoppers. Sabah and his partners poured around $1 million into their Villa Moda store to restore an authentic look of stone walls and arabesque arches -- joining a wave of individual investors putting money into bricks and mortar in the Old City. But...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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