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From top left: Yerevan skyline with Mount Ararat • Karen Demirchyan Complex • Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial • Saint Gregory Cathedral • Tamanyan Street and the Yerevan Opera • Cafesjian Museum at the Cascade • Republic Square at night Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country.
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The famously disastrous Genesis flood was merely a local flood, argue critics of the literal interpretation of the Bible. At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings.
The archaeologists also found a stillborn baby in a casket and a woman buried face-down.
The skeletons were found in a burial ground surrounding the site of the priory which is now being used for the construction of a new hotel.
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Sebastiano Tusa, Sicily’s superintendent of the Sea Office, told Discovery News that the precious ingots were probably being brought to Sicily from Greece or Asia Minor.
Tusa said that the discovery of orichalcum ingots, long considered a mysterious metal, is significant as “nothing similar has ever been found.” He added, "We knew orichalcum from ancient texts and a few ornamental objects.” According to Plato’s 5th century BC Critias dialogue, orichalucum was considered second only to gold in value, and was found and mined in many parts of the legendary Atlantis in ancient times. British Library appealed for help to crack it In 1825, a mysterious sword containing a cryptic code was found in the River Witham near Lincoln in England.