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2009-01-20 10:08:27

A British archaeologist says soldiers in the Persian Empire may have used poisonous gases on the ancient Roman city of Dura in eastern Syria. Simon James of the University of Leicester said he has found evidence Persian soldiers in the 3rd century dug a mine beneath the city wall and ignited bitumen and sulfur crystals while mounting an assault on the Roman city . James said the theory, presented at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, is based on the discovery of...

2008-10-12 15:00:14

By DAMIEN JAQUES Five women founded Renaissance Theaterworks with a mission in 1993. It was to be Milwaukee's women's stage company, and it has been that with exceptional results. But an eyebrow must be raised when scanning the cast list of the troupe's new production.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.