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  • There is an ancient Indian mound here.

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  • There is an ancient Indian mound here.

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  • After this they raised a great mound, striving to make it as high as possible.

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  • East of the Rocky Mountains (Washington, 1891), and his Report on the Mound Explorations of the Bureau of Ethnology in the 12th Report (1894) of that Bureau, supplementing his earlier bulletins, Problem of the Ohio Mounds and the Circular, Square and Octagonal Earthworks of Ohio (1889); and W.

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  • road, which agrees with the generally received identification, Tell el-Ilesi, an important mound excavated for the Palestine Exploration Fund by Petrie and Bliss, 1890-1893.

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  • road, which agrees with the generally received identification, Tell el-Ilesi, an important mound excavated for the Palestine Exploration Fund by Petrie and Bliss, 1890-1893.

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  • Bubastis, capital of the 19th nome of Lower Egypt, is now represented by a great mound of ruins called Tell Basta, near Zagazig, including the site of a large temple (described by Herodotus) strewn with blocks of granite.

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  • Bubastis, capital of the 19th nome of Lower Egypt, is now represented by a great mound of ruins called Tell Basta, near Zagazig, including the site of a large temple (described by Herodotus) strewn with blocks of granite.

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  • The site of Samaria is an enormous mound of accumulation, one of the largest in Palestine.

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  • Among some tribes a circular grave was dug and the body placed in it with its face towards the east, and a high mound covered with bark or thatch raised over it.

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  • The walls can be traced almost all round the town: at the end of the mound opposite the modern village are the dilapidated ruins of a large gate.

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  • The tomb proper was no doubt covered with a mound of earth, which has in most cases disappeared.

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  • The tomb proper was no doubt covered with a mound of earth, which has in most cases disappeared.

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  • There is a mound; and a few inscriptions are built into a bridge, which here spans the river, carrying the road from Niksar to Tokat.

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  • His ashes, with those of Achilles and Patroclus, were deposited in a mound on the promontory of Sigeum, where the inhabitants of Ilium offered sacrifice to the dead heroes (Odyssey, xxiv.

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  • Bliss, A Mound of many Cities, both published by the Palestine Exploration Fund.

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  • The wagons are pushed by an engine at their rear up one slope of an artificial mound, and as they run down the other slope by gravity are switched into the desired siding.

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  • At last those mounted men rode away from the mound and disappeared.

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  • Its variations may be due equally to natural denudation of a stratum once of uniform depth, or to the artificial heaping up of a mound by later builders.

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  • An embankment-bank, or fill, is the reverse of a cutting, being an artificial mound of earth on which the railway is taken across depressions in the surface of the ground.

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  • the N.W., the medieval castle on its mound (partly artificial and not a strong position, according to Istakhri) being almost deserted but still forbidden to visitors.

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  • The greater part of the town, which seems at one time to have been very large, is situated on an artificial mound about 150 ft.

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  • Before the sun was fully on the horizon, he pushed the last armful of dirt into place over the low mound and sat back.

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  • Euyuk; large mound with remains of palace entered between sphinxes.

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  • In this period of anarchy the native princes of Glamorgan had their principal demesne, not at the camp but a mile to the north at Llystalybont, now merely a thatched farmhouse, while some Saxon invaders threw up within the camp a large moated mound on which the Normans about the beginning of the 12th century built the great shellkeep which is practically all that remains of their original castle.

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  • The last-named mound, brought to O.

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  • Also Bible Sidelights from the Mound of Gezer, by the same writer.

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  • Midway in the mound is a platform of large bricks stamped with the names of Sargon of Akkad and his son Naram-Sin (3800 B.C.); as the debris above them is 34 ft.

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  • Foote established at Mound City a naval depot, which was the basis of his operations on the Mississippi.

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  • Foote established at Mound City a naval depot, which was the basis of his operations on the Mississippi.

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  • KaraEuyuk; a mound near Dedik, partially excavated by E.

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  • KaraEuyuk; a mound near Dedik, partially excavated by E.

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  • Below the town is the massive tomb chamber (originally subterranean, but now lacking the mound of the earth which covered it) known as the Grotta di Pitagora (grotto of Pythagoras).

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  • It has also been identified with a mound now called et-Tell (" the heap"), but though the name of a neighbouring village, Turmus Aya, is suggestive, it is in the wrong direction from Bethel.

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  • It has also been identified with a mound now called et-Tell (" the heap"), but though the name of a neighbouring village, Turmus Aya, is suggestive, it is in the wrong direction from Bethel.

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  • This is effected by raising up a small mound of rich compost around it, a contrivance which induces the graft to emit roots into the surface soil.

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  • In a small outlying mound de Sarzec discovered the archives of the temple, about 30,000 inscribed clay tablets, containing the business records, and revealing with extraordinary minuteness the administration of an ancient Babylonian temple, the character of its property, the method of farming its lands, herding its flocks, and its commercial and industrial dealings and enterprises; for an ancient Babylonian temple was a great industrial, commercial, agricultural and stock-raising establishment.

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  • TUMULUS, a Latin word meaning a heap or mound, also used in classical writings in the secondary sense of a grave.

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  • This expedition was in fulfilment of a design which he had formed, when, during his former travels in the East, his curiosity had been greatly excited by the ruins of Nimrud on the Tigris, and by the great mound of Kuyunjik, near Mosul, already partly excavated by Botta.

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  • This mound, which forms a prominent object in the view over the city, is about 150 ft.

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  • Arslan-Tepe, near Ordasu (two hours from Malatia); large mound whence two sculptured stelae or wall-blocks with inscriptions in relief have been unearthed (now in Constantinople and the Louvre).

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  • The mound of Tell es-Sultan, near "Elisha's Fountain," north of the modern village, no doubt covers the Canaanite town.

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  • NERGAL, the name of a solar deity in Babylonia, the main seat of whose cult was at Kutha or Cuthah, represented by the mound of Tell-Ibrahim.

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  • they were heaped up, before the beams supporting the central chamber had rotted, thieves made a practice of driving a mine into the mound straight to where the valuables were deposited, and it is only by the collapse of this mine and the crushing of the robber after he had thrown everything into confusion that the treasures of the Chertomlyk barrow, on the whole the most typical, were preserved to us.

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  • Apparently this mound had been occupied largely by store houses, in which were stored not only grain, figs, &c., but also vessels, weapons, sculptures and every possible object connected with the use and administration of palace and temple.

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  • But among archaeologists the word is usually restricted in its technical modern application to a sepulchral mound of greater or less magnitude.

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  • On the summit of the falk there is generally a mound known as tas or barkhus composed of white sand which stands out conspicuously against the deep red of the surrounding deserts; the exterior slopes are comparatively gentle.

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  • It consists of a high mound surrounded by a moat, and is said to have been erected by Hengest.

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  • Note the wooden castle on a mound, and the knight handing over the keys on his lance tip.

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  • A mound of earth was raised which would serve as a platform on which the victim would be slaughtered in the presence of the concourse of spectators.

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  • Such broken material rolling down a uniform scarp would tend to reduce its steepness by the loss of material in the upper part and by the accumulation of a mound or scree against the loti ii er part of the slope.

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  • This points to the mound of debris called Tell-el-Jezari near the village of Abu Shusheh.

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  • It is situated on the Mound close to the National Gallery, of which the prince consort laid the foundation stone in 1850.

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  • On the north of the Tsze-kin ch'eng, and separated from it by a moat, is an artificial mound known as the King shan, or "Prospect Hill."

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  • The excavations in the other larger mound resulted in the discovery of the remains of buildings containing objects of all sorts in bronze and stone, dating from the earliest Sumerian period onward, and enabling us to trace the art history of Babylonia to a date some hundreds of years before the time of Gudea.

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  • The mound may be of earth, or of stones with a covering of earth, or may be entirely composed of stones.

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  • These rise generally only a few feet above the level of the sea, and are crowned by a single house standing on an artificial mound and protected by a surrounding dike or embankment.

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  • The mound may be of earth, or of stones with a covering of earth, or may be entirely composed of stones.

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  • The account of the death and cremation of the Buddha, preserved in the Buddhist canon, states that one-eighth portion of the ashes was presented to the Sakiya clan, and that they built a thupa, or memorial mound, over it.'

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  • Upon this street, which divides Princes Street and its gardens into east and west, and which received the title of the Mound, were erected the National Gallery and the Royal Institution.

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  • Flinders Petrie began the systematic exploration of the ruins of Bedreshen, and in three seasons cleared up much of the topography of the ancient city, identifying the mound of the citadel and palace, a foreign quarter, &c. Among his finds not the least interesting is a large series of terra-cotta heads representing the characteristic features of the foreigners who thronged the bazaars of Memphis.

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  • The antiquity of Marlborough is shown by the Castle Mound, a British earthwork, which local legend makes the grave of Merlin; and the name of Marlborough has been regarded as a corrupt form of Merlin's Berg or Rock.

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  • a burial mound over the ashes of some distinguished person) which were excavated, in 1874, by his assistant, J.

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  • The eastern terminus of the Cape Coral Canal was marked by Corbett Mound some ten miles away.

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  • They moved like pinwheels around the mound of souls in the center of the lake.

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  • Of the fortress built by William the Conqueror in 1068 some portions were probably incorporated in Clifford's tower, the shell of which, showing an unusual ground plan of four intersecting circles, rises from an artificial mound.

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  • Fragments of masonry exist about the mound.

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  • New College buildings, designed in the Pointed style of the 16th century, and erected on the site of the palace of Mary of Guise, occupy a prominent position at the head of the Mound.

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  • Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and the British Linen Company's Bank are in St Andrew Square, the Bank of Scotland is at the head of the Mound.

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  • The ground around the "viscachera" is cleared from vegetation, the refuse of which is heaped upon the mound.

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  • and arranged in three groups are works of the "Mound Builders."

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  • Within the walls the most conspicuous landmark is the theatre, which, unlike the majority of Greek theatres, consists entirely of an artificial mound standing up from the level plain.

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  • The mound builders, Pueblo tribes, middle Americans and Peruvians, were potters of many schools; gorgeous colour fascinated the Amazonians, the Patagonians delighted in skins, and even the Fuegians saw beauty in the pretty snail shells of their desolate island shores.

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  • The Sioux and the Muskhogee province is the mound area, which extends also into Canada along the Red river.

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  • His tomb still exists on the plateau between lake Gygaea and the river Hermus to the north of Sardis - a large mound of earth with a substructure of huge stones.

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  • On the summit of the mound were large phalli of stone.

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  • On the other hand, when the bottom was rocky so that the piles could not be driven, they were steadied at their bases by being enveloped in a mound of loose stones, in the manner in which the foundations of piers and breakwaters are now constructed.

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  • Both are animated by an active local patriotism, and both honour the same patron saints, Jirjis (St George) and Jonah; the grave of the latter is pointed out on an artificial mound on the left bank of the Tigris.

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  • The Egyptians adopted from the Greeks, with considerable modifications of its attendant symbolism, the twelve-fold division of the zodiac. Aries became the Fleece; two Sprouting Plants, typifying equality or resemblance, stood for Gemini; Cancer was re-named Scarabaeus; Leo was converted, from the axe-like configuration of its chief stars, into the Knife: Libra into the Mountain of the Sun, a reminiscence, apparently, of the Euphratean association of the seventh month with a " holy mound," designating the biblical tower of Babel.

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  • In it were found the winged lions, now in the British Museum, the fine series of sculptured bas-reliefs glorifying the deeds of Assur-nasir-pal in war and peace, and the large collection of bronze vessels and implements, numbering over 200 pieces; (b) the Central palace, in the interior of the mound, toward its southern end, erected by Shalmaneser II.

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  • side of the platform had been ruined by the post-Assyrian use of the mound for a cemetery, and for tunnels for the storage and concealment of grain.

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  • The site of both this and the Roman station is marked by an artificial mound known as Burg Hill, not far from the church, above the river.

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  • At the junction of the two arms of the Rhine stands the old castle (De Burcht), a circular tower built on an earthen mound.

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  • To this nation was due the introduction of maize and cotton into Mexico, the skilful workmanship in gold and silver, the art of building on a scale of vastness still witnessed to by the mound of Cholula, said to be Toltec work, and the Mexican hieroglyphic writing and calendar.

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  • Thus at Uxmal there stands on a terraced mound the long narrow building known as the governor's house (Casa del Gobernador), 322 ft.

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  • Sennacherib restored and enlarged the northern platform now covered by the Kuyunjik mound and built his palace on the south-western portion of it.

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  • He rebuilt the temple of Assur at Nineveh, and a palace for himself now covered by the Nebi-Yunus mound and so inefficiently explored.

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  • The enormous mound of Kuyunjik now separated from that of Nebi-Yunus by the deep and rapid Khausar, marks the site of the palace of Sennacherib and Assur-bani-pal.

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  • The mound of Nebi-Yunus is crowned by the " Tomb of Jonah," a sacred shrine to the modern inhabitants, and could not be explored; but by sinking a shaft within the walls of a private house, some sculptured slabs were recovered, and the Turkish government later opened out part of a palace of Esarhaddon.

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  • It is possible that Sychar should be placed at Tula' Barad, a mound about a m.

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  • lies the Kosciuszko Hill, a mound of earth Too ft.

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  • The altar of Zeus consists of a great mound of ashes with a retaining wall.

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  • On the 15th of October he took command of the gun-vessels which had been built on the upper waters of the Mississippi, and to which he made important additions at an improvised navy-yard at Mound City, Illinois.

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  • The town is of great antiquity, and was a residence of the kings of Leinster, the place of whose assemblies is marked by a neighbouring rath or mound.

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  • The hill from which the earth is dug is a dry mound, void of vegetation, beside the village of Kotschinos, and about two hours from the site of Hephaestia.

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  • The badge is a green enamelled cross with gold borders, suspended from the Hungarian crown; the red enamelled medallion in the centre of the cross bears a white patriarchal cross issuing from a coroneted green mound; on either side of the cross are the letters M.T.

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  • The badge is a red enamelled cross with gold borders and double C's interlaced in the angles; in the centre a white medallion with red monogram over a green mound surmounted by the word Fidelitas in black; the cross is suspended from a ducal crown.

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  • of France, in order to destroy its immense reputation for inaccessibility - in 1555 Conrad Gesner did not climb Pilatus proper, but only the grassy mound of the Gnepfstein, the lowest and the most westerly of the seven summits.

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  • A mound on a hill above the harbour marks the site of a Norman castle.

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  • The site of Douche, famous for its worship of Baal (Zeus Dolichenus), adopted by the Seleucids and eventually spread all over the Roman empire, lies at Duluk, two hours N.W.; but nothing is to be seen there except a mound.

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  • Other species, especially the alligators, make a very large nest of leaves, twigs and humus, scraping together a mound about a yard high and two or more yards in diameter.

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  • In later times the mound itself was frequently dispensed with, and the interments made within the enclosure of a trench, a vallum or a circle of standing stones.

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  • In England the long barrow usually contains a single chamber, entering by a passage underneath the higher and wider end of the mound.

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  • In Denmark the chambers are at irregular intervals along the body of the mound, and have no passages leading into them.

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  • One, at New Grange, is a huge mound of stones and earth, over 300 ft.

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  • The degradation of the chamber naturally produced a corresponding degradation of the mound which covered it, and the barrows of the Bronze Age, in which cremation was common, are smaller and less imposing than those of the Stone Age, but often surprisingly rich in the relics of the life and of the art workmanship of the time.

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  • In Denmark as many as seventy deposits of burnt interments have been observed in a single mound, indicating its use as a burying-place throughout a long succession of years.

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  • The ship found in the Gokstad mound was 78 ft.

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  • It is a mound about 200 ft.

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  • Over the remains a great and shapely mound was raised on the high headland, so that it might be seen from afar by future generations of men.

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  • One of his wives was strangled and laid beside him, his cup-bearer and other attendants, his charioteer and his horses were killed and placed in the tomb, which was then filled up with earth and an enormous mound raised high over all.

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  • Then, for ten long days, the warriors labour at the rearing of his mighty mound on the headland, high and broad,.

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  • The pottery accompanying the remains is often elaborately ornamented, and the mound builders were evidently possessed of a higher development of taste and skill than is evinced by any of the modern aboriginal races, by whom the mounds and their contents are regarded as utterly mysterious.

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  • 55 (1897); C. Thomas, "Report on the Mound Explorations of the Bureau of Ethnology" (Twelfth Annual Report for 1890-1891, Washington, 1894.) (J.

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  • Immediately east of Macon are two large Indian mounds, and there is a third mound 9 m.

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  • on the borders of Herefordshire, dates from the reign of Edward the Confessor, but little more than its great artificial mound remains.

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  • by W., a standing stone, a mound and traces of ancient camps exist, while urns and coins have been found.

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  • They had not forgotten them; but the grave was concealed under a mound of earth and stones - a profanation probably dating from the siege of the city and Titus's attack on the second wall.

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  • On the summit of this mound there stood, in the days of Eusebius, a sanctuary of Venus (Eus.

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  • The average elevation above sea-level is about 600 ft.; the highest elevation is Charles Mound (1257 ft.), on the IllinoisWisconsin boundary line, one of a chain of hills that crosses Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone and McHenry counties.

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  • The cathedral (Christ Church) is finely placed on a mound which was originally intended as a place of refuge from hostile natives.

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  • Bliss, A Mound of Many Cities (1894), Excavations at Jerusalem, 1894-1897 (1898); F.

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  • A spot more favoured by nature could not have been chosen either for settlement or for defence than the rich lands near the confluence of the Kensey and Tamar, out of which there rises abruptly the gigantic mound upon which the castle is built.

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  • of country (in the beginning very steep, and at intervals almost level), where certainly it would have been arrested and all accumulated in a mound; but it must have been borne along by a great quantity of water, the effects of which may be distinctly recognized, not only in the filling and choking up even of the most narrow, intricate and remote parts of the buildings, but also in the formation of the tufa, in which water has so great a share; for it cannot be supposed that enough of it has filtered through so great a depth of earth.

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  • Among the more interesting birds may be mentioned the " mound builder " (Megapodius cumingi, Dillwyn), which buries its large eggs in the soft sand along the sea beach, or under great mounds of earth and dead leaves, often at a depth of three or more feet below the surface.

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  • As at Tello, so at Nippur, the clay archives of the temple were found not in the temple proper, but on an outlying mound.

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  • South-eastward of the temple quarter, without the walls above described, and separated from it by a large basin connected with the Shatt-en-Nil, lay a triangular mound, about 25 ft.

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  • In this were found large numbers of inscribed clay tablets (it is estimated that upward of 40,000 tablets and fragments have been excavated in this mound alone), dating from the middle of the 3rd millennium B.C. onward into the Persian period, partly temple archives, partly school exercises and text-books, partly mathematical tables, with a considerable number of documents of a more distinctly literary character.

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  • The area of the place was apparently twice extended, a further portion of the narrow plateau, which now bears the name of Civita Vecchia, being each time taken in and defended by a mound and ditch; the nearer and better-preserved is about z m.

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  • In 1900 a group of tombs cut in the rock was examined; they are outside the farther mound and ditch, and belong, therefore, to the period after the second extension of the city.

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  • It consisted of a mound, about 500 ft.

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  • Bidding his companions retire to a distance, he takes up his position near the entrance to the mound - an arched opening whence issues a boiling stream.

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  • With his last breath Beowulf names Wiglaf his successor, and ordains that his ashes shall be enshrined in a great mound, placed on a lofty cliff, so that it may be a mark for sailors far out at sea.

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  • The treasures of the dragon's hoard are buried with his ashes; and when the great mound is finished, twelve of Beowulf's most famous warriors ride around it, celebrating the praises of the bravest, gentlest and most generous of kings.

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  • Many other inscribed stones and tablets have been found built into modern buildings, while the excavation of a mound brought to light relics of a stone age.

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  • The early history of Bridgnorth is connected with IEthelfleda, lady of the Mercians, who raised a mound there in 912 as part of her offensive policy against the Danes of the five boroughs.

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  • On a crannog in the lake are the ruins of a small castle which belonged to James ("the Admirable") Crichton, and the large mound near the loch was the site of the castle in which Edward I.

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  • 1), an important city of ancient Babylonia, the site of the worship of the sun-god, Shamash, represented by the ancient ruin mound of Senkereh (Senkera).

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  • in circumference, rising gradually from the level of the plain to a central mound 70 ft.

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  • Cnwc, a knoll or mound - Cnwcglas (Anglicized into Knucklas, in Radnorshire).

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  • Kerkuk is evidently an ancient site, the citadel standing upon an artificial mound 130 ft.

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  • The "Cahokia mound" there (a model of which is in the Peabody Museum, Cambridge, Mass.) is interesting as the largest pre-historic earth-work in America.

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  • It has been maintained that this tomb is to be recognized in the mound named Poggio Gajella near Chiusi.

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  • In the centre is a grass mound, raised to the height of the hedges, and on this mound is a pagoda, approached by a curved grass path.

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  • Near Moundsville, at the mouth of Grave Creek, is Grave Creek Mound, one of the largest relics of the "American moundbuilders"; it is in the form of a regular cone, and is about 320 ft.

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  • On the sides and top of the lower chamber was a framework of timbers, which seems to indicate that the mound is of comparatively recent date.

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  • In 1879 and 1880 Hormuzd Rassam conducted more extensive, although unsystematic, excavations in this mound, finding a considerable quantity of inscribed tablets and the like, now in the British Museum; but by far the greater part of this ruin still remains unexplored.

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  • The south-westerly mound, the Birs proper, is probably the most conspicuous and striking ruin in all Irak.

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  • The course intersects the so-called Devil's Ditch or Dyke (sometimes also known as St Edmund's Dyke), an earthwork consisting of a ditch and mound stretching almost straight for 5 m.

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  • The library was contained in the palace that he built on the northern side of the mound of Kuyunjik and lined with sculptured slabs which display Assyrian art at its best.

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  • Near it a mound covers remains, possibly those of the Norwegians who fell in the battle (1263) between Alexander III.

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  • In Denmark as many as seventy deposits of burnt bones have been found in a single mound, indicating its use through a long succession of years.

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  • In commemoration Alexander built the city of Bucephala (Boukephala), the site of which is almost certainly to be identified with a mound on the bank of the river opposite the modern Jhelum.

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  • A mile to the north of the city a huge mound with a ditch on each side of it (but at a considerable distance from it) may be traced for a couple of miles.

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  • He would be travelling, he said, to all quarters of the kingdom, and must therefore have a mound by which to recognize his parents' resting-place.

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  • A magnificent gate gives admission to a fine avenue, lined with cypress trees and conducting to the tomb, a large and lofty mound, with a marble statue in front, bearing the inscription of the title given to Confucius under the Sung dynasty: - " The most sagely ancient Teacher; the all-accomplished, all-informed King."

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  • All over the place are imperial tablets of different dynasties, with glowing tributes to the one man whom China delights to honour; and on the right of the grandson's mound is a small house said to mark the place of the hut where Tze-kung passed his nearly five years of loving vigil.

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  • On the mound grow cypresses, acacias, what is called " the crystal tree," said not to be elsewhere found, and the Achillea, the plant whose stalks were employed in ancient times for purposes of divination.

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  • It was formed of a rubble mound quarried by convict labour at the summit of the island, and was lowered by a wire-rope incline to the sea.

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  • The fort and citadel to the north-east are built well above the town on a barren mound and are walled and moated.

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  • In the Altun or Zolotai-oba (Golden Mound) was found a great stone vault similar in style to an Egyptian pyramid; and within, among many objects of minor note, were golden dishes adorned with griffins and beautiful arabesques.

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  • In the Kul-oba, or Mound of Cinders (opened in 1830-1831), was a similar tomb, in which were found what would appear to be the remains of one of the kings of Bosporus, of his queen, his horse and his groom.

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  • Armenian tradition claims Noah as the founder of Nakhichevan (the Naxuana of Ptolemy), and a mound of earth in the city is still visited by many pilgrims as his grave.

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  • The Moat or Moot hill at the south end of the town - an earthen mound 30 ft.

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  • The most important relic of antiquity is the Castle Hill, a mound l000 ft.

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  • About this mission, one 1 One of the most famous of these mounds is the so-called Elephant Mound, 4 m.

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  • corner of the state, near the Mississippi river; it is an effigy mound, and a drifting of earth changed its original shape, that of a bear, so that it roughly resembled an elephant; see pp. 91-93 of the Twelfth Annual Report (1894), Bureau of American Ethnology.

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  • Forfar is at least as old as the time of Malcolm Canmore, for the first parliament after the defeat of Macbeth met in the old castle, which stood on a mound on the northern side of the town.

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  • In the plain to the south-west were the King's Gardens, now under grass, with an octagonal turf-covered mound called the King's Knot in the centre.

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  • The king then lived in a tower on a mound surrounded on three sides by the glen.

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  • of Mound station on the Highland railway by light railway.

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  • Eastward of these come the Ishan el-Aswad or "Black Mound" and three lines of rampart, one of which encloses the Babil mound on the N.

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  • The German excavations have shown that the Qsar mound represents both the old palace of Nabopolassar, and the new palace adjoining it built by Nebuchadrezzar, the wall of which he boasts of having completed in 15 days.

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  • They have also laid bare the site of the "Gate of Ishtar" on the east side of the mound and the little temple of Nin-Makh (Beltis) beyond it, as well as the raised road for solemn processions (A-ibur-sabu) which led from the Gate of Ishtar to E-Saggila and skirted the east side of the palace.

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  • North of the mound was a canal, which seems to have been the Libilkhegal of the inscriptions, while on the south side was the Arakhtu, "the river of Babylon," the brick quays of which were built by Nabopolassar.

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  • The German excavators assign it to the `Amran mound, its tower having stood in a depression immediately to the north of this, and so place it south of the Qasr; but E.

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  • The Babil mound probably represents the site of a palace built by Nebuchadrezzar at the northern extremity of the city walls and attached to a defensive outwork 60 cubits in length.

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  • In the Jumjuma mound at the southern extermity of the old city the contract and other business tablets of the Egibi firm were found.

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  • There are many barrows on the neighbouring downs, besides traces of a double oval of monoliths on Hackpen hill, and the huge mound of Silbury Hill.

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  • Here and there were large villages that had grown up about groups of houses surrounded by an earthen mound or rampart; similar groups enclosed in this manner were also to be found without any annexed hamlet.

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  • The size of the houses and of the enclosing mound and ditch marked the wealth and rank of the aire.

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  • 'The rubble mound of the breakwater' was very, tostly'to the railway company, as time after time it was swept away by storms. On it is a central wall of some 38 ft.

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  • The stone basement which, according to Herodotus, formerly surrounded the mound has disappeared.

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  • Springs also are numerous in the sandhills, where they form considerable streams. They often flow with force and are known locally from this peculiarity as " artesian " springs, or sometimes, from this and their large size, as " mound " springs.

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  • of Boghaz Keui (Pieria), built on a mound which contains some remarkable ruins of a large building - a palace or sanctuary - anterior to the Greek period and belonging to the same civilization as the ruins and rock-reliefs at Pteria.

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  • Bordeaux kicked sand away from a suspicious mound and found an empty cartridge box.

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  • They moved like pinwheels around the mound of souls in the center of the lake.

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  • The old Apple tree leaned from its perch on a mound of earth to throw shadows on the pond.

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  • Before the sun was fully on the horizon, he pushed the last armful of dirt into place over the low mound and sat back.

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  • Two-thirds of the original altarpiece are now housed in the National Gallery on the Mound.

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  • In the first phase a round barrow was created with material dug from two ditches to either side of the mound.

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  • There is a prehistoric barrow or burial mound near the farm which would have stood alongside the trackway.

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  • barrow mound.

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  • Back in there time they built the mound to keep there enemies out of there land to steal there belongings.

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  • Then trouble, a huge berm with a large mound sticking out some 1/2 way around.

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  • braying loudly from the top of Castle Mound?

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  • burial mound, which was built on the top of the hill.

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  • burial chamber under a grassy mound.

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  • castle mound, along a footpath south of the church.

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  • Beneath is Dragon Hill, a natural flat-topped mound with a crescent of bare chalk showing through.

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  • The picture shows the small burial chamber under a grassy mound.

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  • The motte consists of a central grass covered mound with an encircling ditch and bank, bailey and outer rampart.

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  • Nash describes is as a classic portal dolmen once incorporated into a long mound.

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  • A carefully constructed mound of dried dung provides fuel that would also once have come at the expense of local trees.

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  • dusk approached, we settled on a lonely mound to watch the cranes fly by and gather to roost.

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  • earthen mound covered with a layer of heavy chalk rubble.

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  • earthwork castle mound, raised on the center of the kaim.

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  • elongated mound with the quoit, or separate later additions to the site.

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  • Salad Burnet Sanguisorba minor is a hardy evergreen perennial which forms a low mound to about 18 " in well drained soil.

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  • A view from the Mound, which is set for a major face-lift, starting this coming Monday.

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  • A small mound, 1 foot high and 14 feet in diameter containing one cremation with six calcined flints.

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  • The area has been transformed into a lovely woodland glade, exposing the obvious ditch and mound formation of the round barrow.

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  • grassy mound on the right at all costs.

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  • Close by, a circular mound is believed to be the remains of a 4000 year old homestead.

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  • humpy mound which marks the geological line where the highlands begin.

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  • An oval mound, two and a half feet high and twenty-eight feet long, containing four interments all with pottery and flints.

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  • kerbe first cut ties beneath the outer curb of the later Phase II long mound.

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  • man-made mound in Europe.

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  • Cute hamlet, small mound bramble & bracken covered, with small path to small menhir on top.

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  • In the gully below is a mound of rich soil that is probably the kitchen midden.

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  • moated mound where their manor house stood can still be seen in the meadows close to the two remaining medieval fish ponds.

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  • The mound is known as Droughduil Mote, and has been recorded as a medieval motte.

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  • mound of earth marked the end of their journey.

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  • mound of foliage, the flowers bob around on top of short stems, creating a colorful show in Spring.

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  • mound of gravel that I had pushed to the side.

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  • These may have been part of a single elongated mound with the quoit, or separate later additions to the site.

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  • Our overall objective is to excavate the entire mound, but it is so huge that the work must be carried out in phases.

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  • The moated mound where their manor house stood can still be seen in the meadows close to the two remaining medieval fish ponds.

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  • The oldest surviving part of Henry II's Windsor Castle is the round tower that still occupies the earthen mound.

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  • Avoid the grassy mound on the right at all costs.

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  • Standing 130 feet from base to peak, the hill is the tallest man-made mound in Europe.

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  • At the west end of this platform was a conical mound with a flattened top, 18 to 20 feet high.

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  • His father's fire pot was now a small red star that forever followed the Great Eagle round the termite mound of heaven.

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  • The stone was erected beside a long barrow, an ancient burial mound, which was built on the top of the hill.

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  • We have started to excavate the turf core of the barrow mound.

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  • They work by constructing a rubble mound structure to temporarily trap tidal flows.

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  • On top of this mound, there will be a large obelisk from the quarry.. .

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  • Showing a female ostrich incubating eggs on a nest consisting of a small circular mound of sand in a field.

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  • pitcher's mound and batter's box.

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  • plashed hedge of holly, hazel, blackthorn, hawthorn, and elder on SE side of mound.

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  • primeval mound was the focal point of creation.

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  • Each mound was encircled by a carefully built stone revetment.

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  • rubble mound structure to temporarily trap tidal flows.

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  • saltern mound at Coombes yielded rather disappointing results.

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  • seamless transition from Henman Hill to Murray Mound.

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  • squawking chickens tied to a tree near the mound.

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  • stockpiles of ammunition: on my left a mound of large bricks, on my right a mound of small-calibre stones.

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  • The eastern terminus of the Cape Coral Canal was marked by Corbett Mound some ten miles away.

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  • termite mound of heaven.

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  • Only a mound, where purple thistles grow, locally called ' Queen Mary's tears ', remains today.

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  • TUMULUS, a Latin word meaning a heap or mound, also used in classical writings in the secondary sense of a grave.

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  • But among archaeologists the word is usually restricted in its technical modern application to a sepulchral mound of greater or less magnitude.

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  • Perhaps the largest tumulus on record is the tomb of Alyattes, king of Lydia, situated near Sardis, constructed in his own lifetime, before 560 B.C. It is a huge mound, i180 ft.

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  • On the Castlebrow Hill, an artificial mound probably of pre-Norman origin, an obelisk was raised in 1788 in memory of the revolution of 1688.

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  • It consists, as we see it to-day, of two distinct frontier works, one, known as the Pfahlgraben, is an earthen mound and ditch, best seen in the neighbourhood of the Saalburg but once extending from the Rhine southwards into southern Germany.

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  • The mound of Tell es-Sultan, near "Elisha's Fountain," north of the modern village, no doubt covers the Canaanite town.

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  • Among some tribes a circular grave was dug and the body placed in it with its face towards the east, and a high mound covered with bark or thatch raised over it.

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  • These rise generally only a few feet above the level of the sea, and are crowned by a single house standing on an artificial mound and protected by a surrounding dike or embankment.

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  • The site of Samaria is an enormous mound of accumulation, one of the largest in Palestine.

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  • The walls can be traced almost all round the town: at the end of the mound opposite the modern village are the dilapidated ruins of a large gate.

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  • Such broken material rolling down a uniform scarp would tend to reduce its steepness by the loss of material in the upper part and by the accumulation of a mound or scree against the loti ii er part of the slope.

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  • His ashes, with those of Achilles and Patroclus, were deposited in a mound on the promontory of Sigeum, where the inhabitants of Ilium offered sacrifice to the dead heroes (Odyssey, xxiv.

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  • There is a mound; and a few inscriptions are built into a bridge, which here spans the river, carrying the road from Niksar to Tokat.

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  • Bliss, A Mound of many Cities, both published by the Palestine Exploration Fund.

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  • An embankment-bank, or fill, is the reverse of a cutting, being an artificial mound of earth on which the railway is taken across depressions in the surface of the ground.

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  • The wagons are pushed by an engine at their rear up one slope of an artificial mound, and as they run down the other slope by gravity are switched into the desired siding.

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  • A mound of earth was raised which would serve as a platform on which the victim would be slaughtered in the presence of the concourse of spectators.

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  • On the north of the Tsze-kin ch'eng, and separated from it by a moat, is an artificial mound known as the King shan, or "Prospect Hill."

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  • This mound, which forms a prominent object in the view over the city, is about 150 ft.

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  • This is effected by raising up a small mound of rich compost around it, a contrivance which induces the graft to emit roots into the surface soil.

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  • Its variations may be due equally to natural denudation of a stratum once of uniform depth, or to the artificial heaping up of a mound by later builders.

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  • East of the Rocky Mountains (Washington, 1891), and his Report on the Mound Explorations of the Bureau of Ethnology in the 12th Report (1894) of that Bureau, supplementing his earlier bulletins, Problem of the Ohio Mounds and the Circular, Square and Octagonal Earthworks of Ohio (1889); and W.

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  • Flinders Petrie began the systematic exploration of the ruins of Bedreshen, and in three seasons cleared up much of the topography of the ancient city, identifying the mound of the citadel and palace, a foreign quarter, &c. Among his finds not the least interesting is a large series of terra-cotta heads representing the characteristic features of the foreigners who thronged the bazaars of Memphis.

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  • At Mound City (pop. in 1900, 2705), 5 m.

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  • a burial mound over the ashes of some distinguished person) which were excavated, in 1874, by his assistant, J.

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  • The village is celebrated as the site of the following discovery: In 1896 interest having been aroused by the discovery, only twelve miles away, of the Buddha's birthplace (see LuMBINI), William Peppe, then resident manager of the Birdpur estate, opened a ruined tope or burial mound situate at Piprawa, but nothing of importance was found.

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  • sq., was dug down the centre of the mound.

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  • The account of the death and cremation of the Buddha, preserved in the Buddhist canon, states that one-eighth portion of the ashes was presented to the Sakiya clan, and that they built a thupa, or memorial mound, over it.'

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  • Mr Hogarth explored part of an immense brick structure under the mound of Kom ed-Dik, which may have been part of the Paneum, the Mausolea or a Roman fortress.

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  • Of the fortress built by William the Conqueror in 1068 some portions were probably incorporated in Clifford's tower, the shell of which, showing an unusual ground plan of four intersecting circles, rises from an artificial mound.

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  • Note the wooden castle on a mound, and the knight handing over the keys on his lance tip.

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  • In this period of anarchy the native princes of Glamorgan had their principal demesne, not at the camp but a mile to the north at Llystalybont, now merely a thatched farmhouse, while some Saxon invaders threw up within the camp a large moated mound on which the Normans about the beginning of the 12th century built the great shellkeep which is practically all that remains of their original castle.

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  • It consists of a high mound surrounded by a moat, and is said to have been erected by Hengest.

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  • Fragments of masonry exist about the mound.

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  • It is situated on the Mound close to the National Gallery, of which the prince consort laid the foundation stone in 1850.

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  • New College buildings, designed in the Pointed style of the 16th century, and erected on the site of the palace of Mary of Guise, occupy a prominent position at the head of the Mound.

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  • Upon this street, which divides Princes Street and its gardens into east and west, and which received the title of the Mound, were erected the National Gallery and the Royal Institution.

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  • Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and the British Linen Company's Bank are in St Andrew Square, the Bank of Scotland is at the head of the Mound.

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  • NERGAL, the name of a solar deity in Babylonia, the main seat of whose cult was at Kutha or Cuthah, represented by the mound of Tell-Ibrahim.

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  • the N.W., the medieval castle on its mound (partly artificial and not a strong position, according to Istakhri) being almost deserted but still forbidden to visitors.

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  • After this they raised a great mound, striving to make it as high as possible.

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  • they were heaped up, before the beams supporting the central chamber had rotted, thieves made a practice of driving a mine into the mound straight to where the valuables were deposited, and it is only by the collapse of this mine and the crushing of the robber after he had thrown everything into confusion that the treasures of the Chertomlyk barrow, on the whole the most typical, were preserved to us.

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  • Midway in the mound is a platform of large bricks stamped with the names of Sargon of Akkad and his son Naram-Sin (3800 B.C.); as the debris above them is 34 ft.

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  • Doghanliidere and Beikeui in the Phrygian rock-monument country; at the first is a sculptured rock-panel with a few pictographs in relief; at the latter a fragment of an inscription in relief was disinterred from a mound.

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  • Euyuk; large mound with remains of palace entered between sphinxes.

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  • Arslan-Tepe, near Ordasu (two hours from Malatia); large mound whence two sculptured stelae or wall-blocks with inscriptions in relief have been unearthed (now in Constantinople and the Louvre).

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  • The last-named mound, brought to O.

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  • This points to the mound of debris called Tell-el-Jezari near the village of Abu Shusheh.

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  • Also Bible Sidelights from the Mound of Gezer, by the same writer.

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  • This expedition was in fulfilment of a design which he had formed, when, during his former travels in the East, his curiosity had been greatly excited by the ruins of Nimrud on the Tigris, and by the great mound of Kuyunjik, near Mosul, already partly excavated by Botta.

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  • On the summit of the falk there is generally a mound known as tas or barkhus composed of white sand which stands out conspicuously against the deep red of the surrounding deserts; the exterior slopes are comparatively gentle.

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  • The greater part of the town, which seems at one time to have been very large, is situated on an artificial mound about 150 ft.

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  • The antiquity of Marlborough is shown by the Castle Mound, a British earthwork, which local legend makes the grave of Merlin; and the name of Marlborough has been regarded as a corrupt form of Merlin's Berg or Rock.

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  • Below the town is the massive tomb chamber (originally subterranean, but now lacking the mound of the earth which covered it) known as the Grotta di Pitagora (grotto of Pythagoras).

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  • The excavations in the other larger mound resulted in the discovery of the remains of buildings containing objects of all sorts in bronze and stone, dating from the earliest Sumerian period onward, and enabling us to trace the art history of Babylonia to a date some hundreds of years before the time of Gudea.

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  • Apparently this mound had been occupied largely by store houses, in which were stored not only grain, figs, &c., but also vessels, weapons, sculptures and every possible object connected with the use and administration of palace and temple.

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  • In a small outlying mound de Sarzec discovered the archives of the temple, about 30,000 inscribed clay tablets, containing the business records, and revealing with extraordinary minuteness the administration of an ancient Babylonian temple, the character of its property, the method of farming its lands, herding its flocks, and its commercial and industrial dealings and enterprises; for an ancient Babylonian temple was a great industrial, commercial, agricultural and stock-raising establishment.

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  • by r Soo yds.); on the western, southern and eastern faces the line of defence is almost straight, the only projecting points being the gateways, but on the northern face the contour is broken by a double outwork, consisting of the Ark or citadel, which is built of sundried brick on a high artificial mound within the enceinte, and a lower work at its foot, called the Ark-i-nao, or " new citadel," which extends ioo yds.

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  • The ground around the "viscachera" is cleared from vegetation, the refuse of which is heaped upon the mound.

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  • and arranged in three groups are works of the "Mound Builders."

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  • Within the walls the most conspicuous landmark is the theatre, which, unlike the majority of Greek theatres, consists entirely of an artificial mound standing up from the level plain.

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  • The mound builders, Pueblo tribes, middle Americans and Peruvians, were potters of many schools; gorgeous colour fascinated the Amazonians, the Patagonians delighted in skins, and even the Fuegians saw beauty in the pretty snail shells of their desolate island shores.

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  • The Sioux and the Muskhogee province is the mound area, which extends also into Canada along the Red river.

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  • His tomb still exists on the plateau between lake Gygaea and the river Hermus to the north of Sardis - a large mound of earth with a substructure of huge stones.

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  • On the summit of the mound were large phalli of stone.

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  • On the other hand, when the bottom was rocky so that the piles could not be driven, they were steadied at their bases by being enveloped in a mound of loose stones, in the manner in which the foundations of piers and breakwaters are now constructed.

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  • Both are animated by an active local patriotism, and both honour the same patron saints, Jirjis (St George) and Jonah; the grave of the latter is pointed out on an artificial mound on the left bank of the Tigris.

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  • The Egyptians adopted from the Greeks, with considerable modifications of its attendant symbolism, the twelve-fold division of the zodiac. Aries became the Fleece; two Sprouting Plants, typifying equality or resemblance, stood for Gemini; Cancer was re-named Scarabaeus; Leo was converted, from the axe-like configuration of its chief stars, into the Knife: Libra into the Mountain of the Sun, a reminiscence, apparently, of the Euphratean association of the seventh month with a " holy mound," designating the biblical tower of Babel.

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  • In it were found the winged lions, now in the British Museum, the fine series of sculptured bas-reliefs glorifying the deeds of Assur-nasir-pal in war and peace, and the large collection of bronze vessels and implements, numbering over 200 pieces; (b) the Central palace, in the interior of the mound, toward its southern end, erected by Shalmaneser II.

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  • side of the platform had been ruined by the post-Assyrian use of the mound for a cemetery, and for tunnels for the storage and concealment of grain.

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  • The site of both this and the Roman station is marked by an artificial mound known as Burg Hill, not far from the church, above the river.

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  • At the junction of the two arms of the Rhine stands the old castle (De Burcht), a circular tower built on an earthen mound.

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  • To this nation was due the introduction of maize and cotton into Mexico, the skilful workmanship in gold and silver, the art of building on a scale of vastness still witnessed to by the mound of Cholula, said to be Toltec work, and the Mexican hieroglyphic writing and calendar.

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  • Thus at Uxmal there stands on a terraced mound the long narrow building known as the governor's house (Casa del Gobernador), 322 ft.

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  • Sennacherib restored and enlarged the northern platform now covered by the Kuyunjik mound and built his palace on the south-western portion of it.

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  • He rebuilt the temple of Assur at Nineveh, and a palace for himself now covered by the Nebi-Yunus mound and so inefficiently explored.

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  • The enormous mound of Kuyunjik now separated from that of Nebi-Yunus by the deep and rapid Khausar, marks the site of the palace of Sennacherib and Assur-bani-pal.

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  • The mound of Nebi-Yunus is crowned by the " Tomb of Jonah," a sacred shrine to the modern inhabitants, and could not be explored; but by sinking a shaft within the walls of a private house, some sculptured slabs were recovered, and the Turkish government later opened out part of a palace of Esarhaddon.

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  • It is possible that Sychar should be placed at Tula' Barad, a mound about a m.

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  • lies the Kosciuszko Hill, a mound of earth Too ft.

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  • The altar of Zeus consists of a great mound of ashes with a retaining wall.

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  • On the 15th of October he took command of the gun-vessels which had been built on the upper waters of the Mississippi, and to which he made important additions at an improvised navy-yard at Mound City, Illinois.

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  • The town is of great antiquity, and was a residence of the kings of Leinster, the place of whose assemblies is marked by a neighbouring rath or mound.

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  • The hill from which the earth is dug is a dry mound, void of vegetation, beside the village of Kotschinos, and about two hours from the site of Hephaestia.

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  • The badge is a green enamelled cross with gold borders, suspended from the Hungarian crown; the red enamelled medallion in the centre of the cross bears a white patriarchal cross issuing from a coroneted green mound; on either side of the cross are the letters M.T.

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  • The badge is a red enamelled cross with gold borders and double C's interlaced in the angles; in the centre a white medallion with red monogram over a green mound surmounted by the word Fidelitas in black; the cross is suspended from a ducal crown.

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  • of France, in order to destroy its immense reputation for inaccessibility - in 1555 Conrad Gesner did not climb Pilatus proper, but only the grassy mound of the Gnepfstein, the lowest and the most westerly of the seven summits.

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  • above sea-level) above the circular Valle Aricciana, which is probably an extinct volcanic crater; some remains of its fortifications, consisting of a mound of earth supported on each side by a wall of rectangular blocks of peperino stone, have been discovered (D.

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  • A mound on a hill above the harbour marks the site of a Norman castle.

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  • The site of Douche, famous for its worship of Baal (Zeus Dolichenus), adopted by the Seleucids and eventually spread all over the Roman empire, lies at Duluk, two hours N.W.; but nothing is to be seen there except a mound.

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  • Other species, especially the alligators, make a very large nest of leaves, twigs and humus, scraping together a mound about a yard high and two or more yards in diameter.

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  • In later times the mound itself was frequently dispensed with, and the interments made within the enclosure of a trench, a vallum or a circle of standing stones.

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  • In England the long barrow usually contains a single chamber, entering by a passage underneath the higher and wider end of the mound.

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  • In Denmark the chambers are at irregular intervals along the body of the mound, and have no passages leading into them.

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  • Such chambers, denuded of the covering mound, or over which no covering mound has been raised, are popularly known in England as "cromlechs" and in France as "dolmens" (see Stone Monuments).

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  • One, at New Grange, is a huge mound of stones and earth, over 300 ft.

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  • The degradation of the chamber naturally produced a corresponding degradation of the mound which covered it, and the barrows of the Bronze Age, in which cremation was common, are smaller and less imposing than those of the Stone Age, but often surprisingly rich in the relics of the life and of the art workmanship of the time.

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  • In Denmark as many as seventy deposits of burnt interments have been observed in a single mound, indicating its use as a burying-place throughout a long succession of years.

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  • The ship found in the Gokstad mound was 78 ft.

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  • It is a mound about 200 ft.

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  • Over the remains a great and shapely mound was raised on the high headland, so that it might be seen from afar by future generations of men.

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  • One of his wives was strangled and laid beside him, his cup-bearer and other attendants, his charioteer and his horses were killed and placed in the tomb, which was then filled up with earth and an enormous mound raised high over all.

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  • So curiously alike in their general features were the sepulchral usages connected with barrow-burial over the whole of Europe, that we find the Anglo-Saxon Saga of Beowulf describing the chambered tumulus with its gigantic masonry "held fast on props, with vaults of stone," and the passage under the mound haunted by a dragon, the guardian of the treasures of heathen gold which it contained.

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  • Then, for ten long days, the warriors labour at the rearing of his mighty mound on the headland, high and broad,.

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  • The pottery accompanying the remains is often elaborately ornamented, and the mound builders were evidently possessed of a higher development of taste and skill than is evinced by any of the modern aboriginal races, by whom the mounds and their contents are regarded as utterly mysterious.

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  • 55 (1897); C. Thomas, "Report on the Mound Explorations of the Bureau of Ethnology" (Twelfth Annual Report for 1890-1891, Washington, 1894.) (J.

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  • Immediately east of Macon are two large Indian mounds, and there is a third mound 9 m.

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  • on the borders of Herefordshire, dates from the reign of Edward the Confessor, but little more than its great artificial mound remains.

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  • by W., a standing stone, a mound and traces of ancient camps exist, while urns and coins have been found.

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  • They had not forgotten them; but the grave was concealed under a mound of earth and stones - a profanation probably dating from the siege of the city and Titus's attack on the second wall.

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  • On the summit of this mound there stood, in the days of Eusebius, a sanctuary of Venus (Eus.

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  • The average elevation above sea-level is about 600 ft.; the highest elevation is Charles Mound (1257 ft.), on the IllinoisWisconsin boundary line, one of a chain of hills that crosses Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone and McHenry counties.

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  • The cathedral (Christ Church) is finely placed on a mound which was originally intended as a place of refuge from hostile natives.

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  • Bliss, A Mound of Many Cities (1894), Excavations at Jerusalem, 1894-1897 (1898); F.

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  • A spot more favoured by nature could not have been chosen either for settlement or for defence than the rich lands near the confluence of the Kensey and Tamar, out of which there rises abruptly the gigantic mound upon which the castle is built.

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  • of country (in the beginning very steep, and at intervals almost level), where certainly it would have been arrested and all accumulated in a mound; but it must have been borne along by a great quantity of water, the effects of which may be distinctly recognized, not only in the filling and choking up even of the most narrow, intricate and remote parts of the buildings, but also in the formation of the tufa, in which water has so great a share; for it cannot be supposed that enough of it has filtered through so great a depth of earth.

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  • Among the more interesting birds may be mentioned the " mound builder " (Megapodius cumingi, Dillwyn), which buries its large eggs in the soft sand along the sea beach, or under great mounds of earth and dead leaves, often at a depth of three or more feet below the surface.

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  • As at Tello, so at Nippur, the clay archives of the temple were found not in the temple proper, but on an outlying mound.

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  • South-eastward of the temple quarter, without the walls above described, and separated from it by a large basin connected with the Shatt-en-Nil, lay a triangular mound, about 25 ft.

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  • In this were found large numbers of inscribed clay tablets (it is estimated that upward of 40,000 tablets and fragments have been excavated in this mound alone), dating from the middle of the 3rd millennium B.C. onward into the Persian period, partly temple archives, partly school exercises and text-books, partly mathematical tables, with a considerable number of documents of a more distinctly literary character.

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  • The area of the place was apparently twice extended, a further portion of the narrow plateau, which now bears the name of Civita Vecchia, being each time taken in and defended by a mound and ditch; the nearer and better-preserved is about z m.

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  • In 1900 a group of tombs cut in the rock was examined; they are outside the farther mound and ditch, and belong, therefore, to the period after the second extension of the city.

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  • It consisted of a mound, about 500 ft.

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  • Bidding his companions retire to a distance, he takes up his position near the entrance to the mound - an arched opening whence issues a boiling stream.

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  • With his last breath Beowulf names Wiglaf his successor, and ordains that his ashes shall be enshrined in a great mound, placed on a lofty cliff, so that it may be a mark for sailors far out at sea.

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  • The treasures of the dragon's hoard are buried with his ashes; and when the great mound is finished, twelve of Beowulf's most famous warriors ride around it, celebrating the praises of the bravest, gentlest and most generous of kings.

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  • Many other inscribed stones and tablets have been found built into modern buildings, while the excavation of a mound brought to light relics of a stone age.

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  • The early history of Bridgnorth is connected with IEthelfleda, lady of the Mercians, who raised a mound there in 912 as part of her offensive policy against the Danes of the five boroughs.

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  • On a crannog in the lake are the ruins of a small castle which belonged to James ("the Admirable") Crichton, and the large mound near the loch was the site of the castle in which Edward I.

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  • 1), an important city of ancient Babylonia, the site of the worship of the sun-god, Shamash, represented by the ancient ruin mound of Senkereh (Senkera).

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  • in circumference, rising gradually from the level of the plain to a central mound 70 ft.

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  • Cnwc, a knoll or mound - Cnwcglas (Anglicized into Knucklas, in Radnorshire).

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  • Kerkuk is evidently an ancient site, the citadel standing upon an artificial mound 130 ft.

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  • The "Cahokia mound" there (a model of which is in the Peabody Museum, Cambridge, Mass.) is interesting as the largest pre-historic earth-work in America.

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  • It has been maintained that this tomb is to be recognized in the mound named Poggio Gajella near Chiusi.

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  • In the centre is a grass mound, raised to the height of the hedges, and on this mound is a pagoda, approached by a curved grass path.

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  • Near Moundsville, at the mouth of Grave Creek, is Grave Creek Mound, one of the largest relics of the "American moundbuilders"; it is in the form of a regular cone, and is about 320 ft.

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  • On the sides and top of the lower chamber was a framework of timbers, which seems to indicate that the mound is of comparatively recent date.

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  • In 1879 and 1880 Hormuzd Rassam conducted more extensive, although unsystematic, excavations in this mound, finding a considerable quantity of inscribed tablets and the like, now in the British Museum; but by far the greater part of this ruin still remains unexplored.

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  • The south-westerly mound, the Birs proper, is probably the most conspicuous and striking ruin in all Irak.

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  • The course intersects the so-called Devil's Ditch or Dyke (sometimes also known as St Edmund's Dyke), an earthwork consisting of a ditch and mound stretching almost straight for 5 m.

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  • The library was contained in the palace that he built on the northern side of the mound of Kuyunjik and lined with sculptured slabs which display Assyrian art at its best.

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  • Near it a mound covers remains, possibly those of the Norwegians who fell in the battle (1263) between Alexander III.

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  • Along two of the forks of the Licking are some of the most extensive earthworks of the "mound builders"; they occupy about 3 sq.

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  • In Denmark as many as seventy deposits of burnt bones have been found in a single mound, indicating its use through a long succession of years.

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  • In commemoration Alexander built the city of Bucephala (Boukephala), the site of which is almost certainly to be identified with a mound on the bank of the river opposite the modern Jhelum.

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  • A mile to the north of the city a huge mound with a ditch on each side of it (but at a considerable distance from it) may be traced for a couple of miles.

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  • He would be travelling, he said, to all quarters of the kingdom, and must therefore have a mound by which to recognize his parents' resting-place.

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  • A magnificent gate gives admission to a fine avenue, lined with cypress trees and conducting to the tomb, a large and lofty mound, with a marble statue in front, bearing the inscription of the title given to Confucius under the Sung dynasty: - " The most sagely ancient Teacher; the all-accomplished, all-informed King."

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  • All over the place are imperial tablets of different dynasties, with glowing tributes to the one man whom China delights to honour; and on the right of the grandson's mound is a small house said to mark the place of the hut where Tze-kung passed his nearly five years of loving vigil.

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  • On the mound grow cypresses, acacias, what is called " the crystal tree," said not to be elsewhere found, and the Achillea, the plant whose stalks were employed in ancient times for purposes of divination.

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  • It was formed of a rubble mound quarried by convict labour at the summit of the island, and was lowered by a wire-rope incline to the sea.

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  • in perimeter, and on the south-eastern borders are set high on a mound or rampart, indicating a Mongol origin.

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  • The fort and citadel to the north-east are built well above the town on a barren mound and are walled and moated.

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  • In the Altun or Zolotai-oba (Golden Mound) was found a great stone vault similar in style to an Egyptian pyramid; and within, among many objects of minor note, were golden dishes adorned with griffins and beautiful arabesques.

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  • In the Kul-oba, or Mound of Cinders (opened in 1830-1831), was a similar tomb, in which were found what would appear to be the remains of one of the kings of Bosporus, of his queen, his horse and his groom.

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  • Armenian tradition claims Noah as the founder of Nakhichevan (the Naxuana of Ptolemy), and a mound of earth in the city is still visited by many pilgrims as his grave.

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  • The Moat or Moot hill at the south end of the town - an earthen mound 30 ft.

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  • The most important relic of antiquity is the Castle Hill, a mound l000 ft.

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  • About this mission, one 1 One of the most famous of these mounds is the so-called Elephant Mound, 4 m.

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  • corner of the state, near the Mississippi river; it is an effigy mound, and a drifting of earth changed its original shape, that of a bear, so that it roughly resembled an elephant; see pp. 91-93 of the Twelfth Annual Report (1894), Bureau of American Ethnology.

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  • Forfar is at least as old as the time of Malcolm Canmore, for the first parliament after the defeat of Macbeth met in the old castle, which stood on a mound on the northern side of the town.

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  • In the plain to the south-west were the King's Gardens, now under grass, with an octagonal turf-covered mound called the King's Knot in the centre.

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  • The king then lived in a tower on a mound surrounded on three sides by the glen.

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  • of Mound station on the Highland railway by light railway.

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  • Eastward of these come the Ishan el-Aswad or "Black Mound" and three lines of rampart, one of which encloses the Babil mound on the N.

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  • The German excavations have shown that the Qsar mound represents both the old palace of Nabopolassar, and the new palace adjoining it built by Nebuchadrezzar, the wall of which he boasts of having completed in 15 days.

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  • They have also laid bare the site of the "Gate of Ishtar" on the east side of the mound and the little temple of Nin-Makh (Beltis) beyond it, as well as the raised road for solemn processions (A-ibur-sabu) which led from the Gate of Ishtar to E-Saggila and skirted the east side of the palace.

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  • North of the mound was a canal, which seems to have been the Libilkhegal of the inscriptions, while on the south side was the Arakhtu, "the river of Babylon," the brick quays of which were built by Nabopolassar.

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  • The German excavators assign it to the `Amran mound, its tower having stood in a depression immediately to the north of this, and so place it south of the Qasr; but E.

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  • The Babil mound probably represents the site of a palace built by Nebuchadrezzar at the northern extremity of the city walls and attached to a defensive outwork 60 cubits in length.

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  • In the Jumjuma mound at the southern extermity of the old city the contract and other business tablets of the Egibi firm were found.

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  • There are many barrows on the neighbouring downs, besides traces of a double oval of monoliths on Hackpen hill, and the huge mound of Silbury Hill.

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  • Here and there were large villages that had grown up about groups of houses surrounded by an earthen mound or rampart; similar groups enclosed in this manner were also to be found without any annexed hamlet.

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  • The size of the houses and of the enclosing mound and ditch marked the wealth and rank of the aire.

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  • 'The rubble mound of the breakwater' was very, tostly'to the railway company, as time after time it was swept away by storms. On it is a central wall of some 38 ft.

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  • The stone basement which, according to Herodotus, formerly surrounded the mound has disappeared.

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  • Springs also are numerous in the sandhills, where they form considerable streams. They often flow with force and are known locally from this peculiarity as " artesian " springs, or sometimes, from this and their large size, as " mound " springs.

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  • of Boghaz Keui (Pieria), built on a mound which contains some remarkable ruins of a large building - a palace or sanctuary - anterior to the Greek period and belonging to the same civilization as the ruins and rock-reliefs at Pteria.

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  • Built on a high mound with steep ravines on three sides, the first sighting of this castle is truly breathtaking.

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  • Each mound was encircled by a carefully built stone revetment.

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  • Earlier in the 1990s, a trial excavation of a recorded saltern mound at Coombes yielded rather disappointing results.

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  • Look too at the seamless transition from Henman Hill to Murray Mound.

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  • The Great mound The great mound at Taplow today lies adjacent to Taplow Court, the splendid Victorian mansion, seen in the background.

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  • We left the trussed, squawking chickens tied to a tree near the mound.

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  • I had my stockpiles of ammunition: on my left a mound of large bricks, on my right a mound of small-calibre stones.

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  • Only a mound, where purple thistles grow, locally called ' Queen Mary 's tears ', remains today.

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  • A mound once covered the circle as a burial tumuli and probably had other uses !

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  • From the Mound writs for the election were read and results declared.

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  • Eventually, the cat will either expel this growing mound of hair through defecation or vomiting.

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  • Place each mound on the prepared baking sheet.

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  • This forms a mound 15 inches high and through, flowering abundantly when established.

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  • Do not mound soil against the central portion of the plant, as pinks need good air circulation to thrive.

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  • Dig a hole deeper and wider than the root system, create a small mound of soil in the middle and sit the plant upright into the hole so it is about two inches higher than the original soil line on the tree trunk.

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  • Once you've purchased the seeds and selected the garden location, push the dirt into a little mound or hill.

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  • Corn - the Native Americans knew a thing or two when they suggested 'three sisters' planting or planting squash, corn and beans together in one mound.

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  • You can simply mound up soil, but this will tend to wash away during heavy rains.

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  • Build a mound of briquettes in the middle of the fire pit.

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  • Build a mound of briquettes in the middle of the fire pit.

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  • Stage Four: The nipple and areola become raised and form a second mound above the rest of the breast.

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  • Stage Four (approximately from ages 10 to 16): Some girls notice that their aureoles get even darker and separate into a little mound rising above the rest of the breast.

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  • The organization began in the mid 1940s as a small business called Mound Metalcraft specializing in metal manufacturing in the state of Minnesota.

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  • Mound Metalcraft initially developed products such as home storage items and garden tools but it did create some impressive trucks as well.

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  • By 1955, Mound Metalcraft had transformed into the Tonka Toy Company.

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  • Whether you're on the pitcher's mound, on third base or in the outfield, make sure you buy a comfortable pair of softball cleats designed for your unique playing needs.

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  • Softball team chants and cheers have become as much a part of the game as the pitcher's mound or your glove.

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  • Hearing not only her teammates but also the crowd shouting support is a great experience for any batter, and can help given her confidence as she's facing down the glaring thousand-yard stare of the pitcher on the mound.

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  • Humans brave enough to enter a fairy mound can listen in on fairy conversations, but they do so at their own risk as it could cost them their lives.

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  • It's a simple, if somewhat unpleasant, mix of bacteria, dead skin cells and sebum that clog the skin's pores, resulting in a raised, often red mound.

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