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Archaeologists Find Tomb Of Mayan Ruler
2012-10-26 14:21:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Archaeologists have uncovered a tomb complete with jade jewelry and decorations that belong to an early Mayan ruler. The experts said on Thursday that the discovery at Guatemala's Tak'alik Ab'aj temple site may help to broaden the spectrum of what life was like during the Mayan culture. Archaeologists Miguel Orrego said carbon-dating indicates the tomb was built between 700 and 400 B.C., which was several hundred years before...


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attercop
  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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