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2008-09-23 00:00:02

Home in brief *Archaeologists have pinpointed the construction of Stonehenge to 2300BC - 300 years later than thought.

2008-08-27 09:00:50

By Nicola Fenwick A QUARRY company?s controversial plan to extract sand and gravel near a 5,000-year-old monument has finally received approval. But those opposed to Tarmac?s plans for Ladybridge Farm, near Thornborough Henges, between Bedale and Ripon, North Yorkshire, have vowed to fight on.

2008-01-24 03:00:27

SYDNEY, Australia, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the Avebury Mine, drill hole A218 has intersected 3.0m @ 4.7% Ni within a thick zone of mineralisation assaying 17.0m @ 1.4% Ni, 100m below the base of the current Viking Resource (Figure 1 and 2).


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.