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Pompeii Foodies Ate Giraffe
2014-01-02 15:35:53

Archeologists working in and around Pompeii will be presenting new details this week on what citizens of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii typically ate, which included such exotic fare like giraffe

2011-03-04 07:00:00

NEW YORK, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pompeii The Exhibit: Life and Death in the Shadow of Vesuvius, a new exhibit featuring the largest collection of the victims' body casts and skeletons ever displayed, as well as more than 250 artifacts, some never-before-seen, is making its world premiere at Discovery Times Square (226 West 44th Street) from March 4, 2011 through September 5, 2011.

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2010-04-28 06:05:00

The biggest threat to the safety of Italian citizens is Mount Vesuvius, which could pose a risk to over a million people if it were to erupt, the country's public safety minister said on Tuesday.

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2009-04-22 14:24:27

The always-active Mount Vesuvius remains to be one of the world’s most closely monitored volcanoes, according to experts.

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2009-01-29 07:15:00

Mount Vesuvius has not erupted for the past 65 years, but a geologist warned it continues to remain a threat to hundreds of thousands of people living near the southern Italian city of Naples.

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2008-09-11 10:00:00

French geologists reported Wednesday that the pool of magma feeding the Italian volcano that wiped out Pompeii in 79 AD has shifted during the past two millennia.

2008-08-21 00:00:31

By Rob Lowman Rainn Wilson gives a comic beat to "The Rocker," a movie that is otherwise the equivalent of generic rock.


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2012-06-14 09:21:56

Symbol: STVE60 Group: Lichen Family: Stereocaulaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   STDE3 Stereocaulon denudatum Flörke Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Stereocaulaceae Genus   Stereocaulon Hoffm. – snow lichen Species   Stereocaulon vesuvianum Pers....

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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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