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Open Ebla

( ĕb'lə, ē'blə ), an ancient city located in N Syria 34 mi (55 km) S of Aleppo. First excavated in 1964, the ruins of the city were discovered in 1973


Capital of Alberta , Canada, on the North Saskatchewan River at an altitude of 665 m/2,182 ft; population (2001 est) 666,100. It is the centre of an

Open Egypt, Ancient
Egypt, Ancient

Ancient civilization, based around the River Nile in Egypt, which emerged 5,000 years ago and reached its peak in the 16th century BC . Ancient Egypt

Open Elam

( ē'ləm ), ancient country of Asia, N of the Persian Gulf and E of the Tigris, now in W Iran. A civilization seems to have been established there very

Open Eleusinian mysteries
Eleusinian mysteries

Ceremonies in honour of the Greek deities Demeter , goddess of corn, and her daughter Persephone , queen of the underworld, celebrated in the


Department of Greece and ancient country of the Peloponnese region; bounded on the north by Achaea, on the east by Arcadia, on the south by Messenia,

Open Ephesus

( ĕf'əsəs ), ancient Greek city of Asia Minor, near the mouth of the Caÿster River (modern Küçük Menderes), in what is today W Turkey, S of Smyrna

Open Epicurus

( ĕpĭkyʊr'əs ), 341–270 B.C., Greek philosopher, b. Samos; son of an Athenian colonist. He claimed to be self-taught, although tradition states that

Epistle to the Galatians

( gəlā'shənz ), letter of the New Testament. It is ascribed to St. Paul and addressed to ethnic Gauls living in central Asia Minor, or to inhabitants

Open Eratosthenes

One of history's most accomplished men of science, Eratosthenes of Cyrene (ca. 276 B.C.E.-ca. 195 B.C.E.) was the precursor of the “Renaissance men”