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radiocarbon dating

Method of dating organic materials (for example, bone or wood), used in archaeology. Plants take up carbon dioxide gas from the atmosphere and

Open Ra (Egyptian deity)
Ra (Egyptian deity)

In Maatian or ancient Egyptian theology, Ra (Re) is the Creator and has many names, manifestations, and forms according to the sacred texts, beginning

Open Ragnarok (Norse mythology)
Ragnarok (Norse mythology)

Demise of the gods and of the cosmos at the end of the mythological present. Although most Viking Age poets and modern scholars use the form above,

rammed earth

material consisting chiefly of soil of sufficiently stiff consistency that has been placed in forms and pounded down. It has been used for buildings

Ramses II, King of Egypt

răm'sēz, Rameses II, or Ramesses IIboth: răm'əsēz´´, d. 1225 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XIX dynasty. The son of Seti I , Ramses was not the

Rhea (Greek deity)

A goddess of the Titan generation, daughter of Earth ( Gaia ) and Sky (Ouranos). She is wife and sister of Kronos , and mother of the six older

Roman law

the legal system of Rome from the supposed founding of the city in 753 B.C. to the fall of the Byzantine Empire in A.D. 1453; it was later adopted as

Open Rome (Italy)
Rome (Italy)

Capital of Italy and of Lazio region, on the River Tiber, 27 km/17 mi from the Tyrrhenian Sea; population (2001 est) 2,459,800. Rome is an important