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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. "The Persians" employs nine males and one female on stage. "Yeah, I noticed that and mentioned it to the women,""Persians" director Angela Iannone said with a laugh. "They pointed out that the adaptation was written by a...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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