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2013-05-16 23:28:30

The number one holiday specialist for Turkey and Northern Cyprus is excited by the new figures that show tourism in Northern Cyprus has risen drastically. (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 New figures released show that tourism in Northern Cyprus has risen 43% over the last ten years. Southern Cyprus has been popular with holidaymakers for a long time, often attracting all of the limelight, whereas Northern Cyprus has previously been overlooked by visitors. Although these new figures suggest that this...

Hanging Gardens Of Babylon Discovered 300 Miles Away In Nineveh
2013-05-06 14:09:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Hanging Gardens of Babylon have long been regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, although not without controversy. It seems that the Gardens have also been regarded as purely legendary, with no evidence that this ancient site ever existed in Babylon. For centuries, historians, archaeologists and others have imagined what the Hanging Gardens may have looked like and several artists, most notably Dutch artist...

2013-04-01 23:00:50

The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Louis Berger) will help the Kurdistan Regional Government start up the Erbil Stock Exchange (ESX) in Iraq´s Kurdistan region, a joint endeavor of the Iraqi government and private sector to build a modern securities market. Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Louis Berger) will help the Kurdistan Regional Government start up the Erbil Stock Exchange (ESX) in Iraq´s Kurdistan region, a joint endeavor of the Iraqi...


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Persian cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum
2014-01-08 20:39:58

Cyclamen persicum is a flowering, herbaceous plant from the Myrsinaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Persian cyclamen. C. persicum is a tuberous plant. A tuber is a modified plant structure that is enlarged to store nutrients. The flowers and leaves come from buds at the top of the tuber. Roots emerge from the sides and bottom. Wild specimens have heart-shaped leaves that grow as long as 6 inches. They are usually green in color, with a light green marbling effect on the...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-May 15, 1919) was a renowned Romanian-born Jewish agronomist, botanist, traveler, entrepreneur, and Zionist politician. He was born in Bacău, Romania, and brought Palestine, then part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, at the age of six, when his parents were among the founders of Zichron Yaakov, one of the pioneer Jewish agricultural settlements of the First Aliyah. After his study in France, Aaron Aaronsohn botanically mapped Palestine and its surroundings and...

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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'