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Alexandria (Egypt)

City, chief port, and second-largest city of Egypt, situated between the Mediterranean and Lake Maryut; population (2006) 4,110,000. It is linked by

Open Amber

fossilized tree resin . Amber can vary in color from yellow to red to green and blue. The best commercial amber is transparent, but some varieties are

Open American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History

The anthropology department at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is one of the oldest, largest, and most important such departments in

Open Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece

Ancient civilization that flourished 2,500 years ago on the shores of the Ionian and Aegean Seas (modern Greece and the west coast of Turkey).

Open Ancient Pueblo Peoples
Ancient Pueblo Peoples

Member of a prehistoric American Indian people who lived in the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico and other parts of the southwest from 100 BC to AD

Open Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome was a civilization based on the city of Rome . It lasted for about 800 years. Rome is traditionally said to have been founded as a

Open Anning, Mary, 1799-1847
Anning, Mary, 1799-1847

Place : Greece Subject : biography, physics English palaeontologist who found the first ichthyosaur skeleton, the first plesiosaur, and a pteradactyl.

Open Apatosaurus

( ăp´´ӘtӘsôr'Әs, ā´´păt´´Ә– ), [Gr.,=deceptive lizard], quadruped saurischian dinosaur , estimated to be from 70 to 90 ft (21 to 27 m) in length and

Open Archaeology

( ärkēŏl'Әjē ) [Gr.,=study of beginnings], a branch of anthropology that seeks to document and explain continuity and change and similarities and

Architecture, Greek

the art of building that arose on the shores of the Aegean Sea and flourished in the ancient world. Palaces of the Minoan civilization remain at