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  • Dean returned to the job of moving the mounds of white.

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  • These hills, however, are mere mounds of from 20 to 40 ft.

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  • Karaburshlu, Arbistan, Gerchin, Sinjerli; mounds about the head-waters of the Kara Su.

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  • The region is to-day covered with ruins and ruin mounds.

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  • Open spaces of great extent are numerous within the walls, but for the most part they are defaced by mounds of rubbish and putrid refuse.

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  • Eday (596) contains several specimens of weems, mounds and standing stones.

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  • The silicious matter has also built up around the springs and geysers cones or mounds of considerable size and great beauty of form.

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  • Prehistoric sites were located on the characteristic mounds of the country, and some were superficially excavated; but most finds were accidental and unrecorded, and many were dispersed and lost.

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  • Mounds north of the town mark the site of Arsinoe, earlier Crocodilopolis, where was worshipped the sacred crocodile kept in the Lake of Moeris.

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  • The same society initiated the scientific exploration of the mounds of Palestine.

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  • The actual site of the old city is marked by mounds and remains of walls, and on an isolated rock in the middle of the valley are considerable ruins of what appears to have been the acropolis, now known to the people as Ghulgulah.

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  • About Girishk, on the Helmund, are extensive mounds and other traces of buildings; and the remains of several great cities exist in the plain of Seistan, as at Pulki, Peshawaran and Lakh, relics of ancient Drangiana.

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  • The country is covered with countless mounds (tells), each of which marks the site of a town.

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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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  • It is represented by the great complex of ruin mounds known to the Arabs as Nuffar, written by the earlier explorers Niffer, divided into two main parts by the dry bed of the old Shatt-en-Nil (Arakhat).

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  • Almost directly opposite the temple, however, a large palace was excavated, apparently of the Cossaean period, and in this neighbourhood and further southward on these mounds large numbers of inscribed tablets of various periods, including temple archives of the Cossaean and commercial archives of the Persian period, were excavated.

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  • On the upper surface of these mounds was found a considerable Jewish town, dating from about the beginning of the Arabic period onward to the 10th century A.D., in the houses of which were large numbers of incantation bowls.

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  • Its deposits have long since filled up the harbours of Miletus, and converted the islands which protected them into mounds in a swampy plain.

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  • Prehistoric earthworks are to be seen in the neighbourhood, several animal-shaped mounds upon the shores of Lakes Mendota, Monona and Waubesa being among the best examples.

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  • Colonel Ebenezer Brigham established himself at Blue Mounds, in the western part of Dane county, in 1827.

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  • The Antiquarian Museum contains an excellent collection, including remains from a prehistoric village of the marshes, discovered in 1892, and consisting of sixty mounds within a space of five acres.

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  • The tomb chambers are either hewn in the rock or covered by mounds.

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  • The site of the ancient city is represented by two large ruin mounds.

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  • The "finds" of stone and bronze, of bronze and iron, and even of stone and iron implements together in tumuli and sepulchral mounds, suggest that in many countries the three stages in man's progress overlapped.

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  • There is, moreover, much reason to believe that sepulchral mounds were opened from age to age and fresh interments made, and in such a practice would be found a simple explanation of the mixing of implements.

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  • Barrows and sepulchral mounds strictly of the Bronze Age are smaller and less imposing than those of the Stone Age.

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  • To the south-west of the picturesque belts of palm trees which stretch inland from the northern coast of Bahrein, is a wide space of open sandy plain filled with gigantic tumuli or earth mounds, of which the outer layers of gravel and clay have been hardened by the weather action of centuries to the consistency of conglomerate.

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  • Within these mounds are two-chambered sepulchres, built of huge slabs of limestone, several of which have been opened and examined by Durand, Bent and others, and found to contain relics of undoubted Phoenician design.

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  • Scattered here and there throughout the islands are isolated mounds, or smaller groups, all of which are of the same appearance, and probably of similar origin.

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  • A little in front of the tomb, on the left and right, are smaller mounds over the graves of his son and grandson, from the latter of whom we have the remarkable treatise called The Doctrine of the Mean.

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  • These new structures also consist of rubble mounds.

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  • The mounds of ruins on the road to Mazar-iSharif probably represent the site of a city yet older than those on which stands the modern Balkh.

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  • Towards the north-west the country is very marshy and nothing is to be seen for miles but tracts of unreclaimed swamps and rice lands, with a few huts scattered here and there and raised on mounds of earth.

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  • Archaeologically Kerch is of particular interest, the kurgans or sepulchral mounds of the town and vicinity having yielded a rich variety of the most beautiful works of art.

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  • Cromwell in his Scottish campaign built the Citadel in 1650 and the mounds on the links, known as "Giant's Brae" and "Lady Fife's Brae," were thrown up by the Protector as batteries.

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  • Of the prehistoric inhabitants of Indiana little is known, but extensive remains in the form of mounds and fortifications abound in every part of the state, being particularly numerous in Knox and Sullivan counties.

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  • In Assyrian mounds limestone and alabaster are the chief material.

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  • Warned by the failures of the English against Danish entrenched camps, he introduced the long-neglected art of fortification, and built many burhs stockaded fortresses on mounds by the waterside wherein dwelt permanent garrisons of military settlers.

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  • In the eastern and southern portions of the region there are still numerous mounds, the relics of an earlier Indian civilization.

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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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  • The modern town of Zobeir, a sort of health suburb, occupied by the villas of well-to-do inhabitants of Basra, lies near the ruin mounds which mark the situation of the ancient city.

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  • Of its splendid buildings the fine palace of the maharaja of Cossimbazar alone remains, the rest being in ruins or represented only by great mounds of earth.

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  • The two chief centres of sun-worship in Babylonia were Sippara (Sippar), represented by the mounds at Abu Habba, and Larsa, represented by the modern Senkerah.

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  • The Tuatha De are represented as retiring into the sid or fairy mounds.

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  • The site is occupied only by ruin mounds, as yet unexplored.

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  • In Indian Mounds park, within the city limits and owned by the city, are prehistoric mounds.

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  • A summary of early results as to these mounds was published by Munro (Lake Dwellings) in 1890, but scientific investigation really began only with the excavation of the terramara at Castellazzo di Fontanellato (province of Parma) in 1889.

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  • Imposing columns and pillars of ice were visible everywhere—massive icicles and mounds, built up from the spraying water tapped from the piping that paralleled the penstock.

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  • Bronze Age dead were buried in wooden coffins in mounds called barrows.

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  • Deep-water corals such as Lophelia pertusa live in the cold, dark waters of the Atlantic, the Darwin Mounds are 1,000 meters down.

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  • These are small conical mounds or horseshoe shaped mounds of slag associated with bloomery furnaces geographically situated in the Highlands of Scotland.

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  • But parson or not he had heard the old stories about the riches that lay buried beneath the now grassy mounds.

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  • The slag heaps or pit mounds of closed mines have been put to many new uses.

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  • They were to be met with in grassy hillocks, the ancient burial mounds of that people.

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  • Its central theme is that of the mystical landscape of megaliths, burial mounds and Celtic legend.

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  • The Norse first settled in the fertile lowlands, where a few burial mounds remain.

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  • The evidence suggests that the earliest sacred landscape comprised long mounds and decorated menhirs.

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  • On North Muir are two outstanding examples of prehistoric burial mounds, which date to a period around 2,500 to 2,000 BC.

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  • Cruises will Daytona Sailing Charters offer passenger horizon ii effigy mounds american river cruise line national.

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  • Archeologists, not really having a clue, call such sites ' pillow mounds ' and reckon they may be medieval rabbit warrens.

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  • Wood ants will use pine needles for making their nest mounds, and decayed tree stumps will be frequented by weevils.

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  • They settle on other worm tubes, building large mounds that eventually transform a flat sandy gravelly seabed into an extensive reef.

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  • The mounds are also unusual in that Lophelia appears to be growing on sand rather than a hard substratum.

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  • Tall red mounds of earth, the work of voracious subterranean termites, pepper the landscape as far as the eye can see.

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  • The sand tends to accumulate in mounds as it becomes colonized by vegetation, and a successional sequence of different plant communities is found.

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  • They are low stone mounds which were once covered with earth and used as artificial rabbit warrens.

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  • Hoe with a tanged disk blade, used in scooping earth into mounds for planting yams (like potatoes ).

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  • In North America, especially in the Wisconsin region, there are numerous mounds made in shapes resembling the figures of animals, birds or even human forms. These have not been often found to be sepulchral, but they are associated with sepulchral mounds of the ordinary form, some of which are as much as 300 ft.

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  • That part of Virginia beyond the Alleghany mountains was a favourite haunt of the Indians before the first coming of the whites, and there are many Indian mounds, indicative of an early and high cultural development, within the present limits of the state, and especially in the neighbourhood of Moundsville (q.v.).

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  • At Bagdad, besides the memorials of the caliphate, may be seen a few remains of the old Babylonian city of Bagdadu, and a dozen miles southward, on the east bank of the river, stands Takhti-Khesra, the royal palace at Ctesiphon, the most conspicuous and picturesque ruin in all Babylonia, opposite which, on the other side of the river, are the low ruin mounds of ancient Seleucia.

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  • Shushan or Susa, the capital now marked by the mounds of Shush, stood near the junction of the Choaspes and Eulaeus (see SusA); and Badaca, Madaktu in the inscriptions, lay between the Shapur and the river of Diz.

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  • The most striking archaeological monuments of the prehistoric period are the sepulchral mounds, which are found by thousands in various parts of the country, especially in the neighbourhood of the ancient towns.

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  • Between Old Cairo and the newer city are large mounds of debris marking the site of Fostat (see below, History).

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  • That it was inhabited at a remote date is proved by the prehistoric sepulchral mounds, the Hunebedden already mentioned.

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  • In fact, compliance with the Christian practice of inhumation in the cemeteries sanctioned by the church, was only enforced in Europe by capitularies denouncing the punishment of death on those who persisted in burying their dead after the pagan fashion or in the pagan mounds.

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  • Some English strongholds, such as Alnwick, Chillingham, Ford and Naworth, have been modernized; others, like Norham, Wark and Warkworth, are picturesque ruins; but most of the Scottish fortresses have been demolished and their sites built over, or are now represented by grass-grown mounds.

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  • The sagas teem with references to the inhabitants of the fairy mounds, who play such an important part in the mind of the peasantry of our own time.

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  • According to Arabic News reports, in 2002 the SCA excavated several burial mounds and found sarcophagi (date not indicated).

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  • Prior to research on the mounds in 2000, it was thought that Lophelia required a hard substratum for attachment.

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  • These small mounds and their coral growths are particularly vulnerable to the heavy trawling gear used in deep water.

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  • Hoe with a tanged disk blade, used in scooping earth into mounds for planting yams (like potatoes).

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  • Though children's catalogues boast crib setups that feature mounds of stuffed animals, blankets, and bumper pads, such objects can interfere with your child's breathing and the amount of available oxygen.

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  • In the meantime, revel in the glory of gumbo with andouille sausage, chicken and shrimp, served over mounds of white fluffy rice.

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  • Make mounds of cookie dust in front of them and sprinkle the green coconut flakes to make grass.

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  • The plant is vigorous habited, forming foot-high mounds crowded with rich gentian-blue flowers like a glorified Forget-me-Not.

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  • For covering roots, banks, mounds, pillars, etc., these are excellent, forming at last huge tangled masses of the greatest beauty and elegance in the wild garden.

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  • This and A. juncea are found in the south of France on barren stony mounds.

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  • Life is busy and our chaotic schedules leave us little time to sort through mounds of entangled jewelry to find the perfect piece to accent our outfit.

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  • Under the single story mode, you'll find mounds of action as you transverse on a Grand Theft Auto-like adventure.

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  • Look behind the sign near the fishing hole and you will see 3 mounds of dirt.

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  • Mounds were also a popular styling option that created volume on both sides of the head.

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  • Although it can be easier and more pleasurable to shop via a paper catalog, more and more companies are making their selections available online so it's best to do your browsing there and avoid stacking up mounds of mail.

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  • These scents conjure up relaxing evenings spent by a fire and a window looking over mounds of serene white snow.

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  • While producers generally are caring and sociable, they do not have mounds of free time.

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  • Nothing is less fun than driving in a moving landfill piled high with food wrappers, empty soda bottles and mounds of half-eaten sandwiches.

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  • This pose is named for the negative and positive sides of the Venus mounds, which are represented on each hand by the fleshy areas at the base of the thumbs.

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  • For example, dealing with mounds of laundry that collect for you to do on the weekend can be overwhelming.

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  • The clean machines have transformed the way we do laundry, making it easier than ever to tackle mounds of soiled items.

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  • Some retail and discount stores usually put all of the clearance items in bins at the back of the store, so you will spend time searching through mounds of thongs, bikinis and g-strings before finding your size and style.

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  • Just strips of mere fabric punctuated by mounds of captivating flesh!

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  • In Danish folklore, beautiful female elves lived in the hills and mounds of stone and could dance a human to death.

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  • Even today, many Scandinavians will not disturb an area that may be inhabited or visited by elves, including elf mounds or elf circles - rings of small mushrooms or areas where dancing elves flatten the grass.

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  • She was floating on a cloud, gazing languidly down at mounds and valleys of white sand.

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  • A mile south are the green mounds marking the site of the abbey of Saulseat, founded for Premonstratensian monks by Fergus, "king" of Galloway, early in the 12th century.

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  • About a mile east of the village is a small piece of moorland called the Bossenno, from the bocenieu or mounds with which it is covered; and here, in 1874, the explorations of James Miln, a Scottish antiquary, brought to light the remains of a Gallo-Roman town.

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  • The country was thickly studded with towns, the sites of which are still represented by mounds, though the identification of most of them is still doubtful.

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  • Kolitolu Yaila, near Ilghin; block inscribed in relief, disinterred from mounds apparently marking a camp or palace-enclosure.

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  • A sculptured portico has come to light in the smallest of the five mounds, and much pottery, with incised and painted decoration, has been recovered.

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  • Arslan Tepe (Ordasu), Arbistan, Marash (above the modern town and near the springs), Beikeui, mounds, doubtless covering structures, may be seen, and sculptured slabs have been recovered.

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  • The necropolis of the old Lydian city, a vast series of mounds, some of enormous size, lies on the north side of the Hermus, 4 or 5 m.

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  • It is represented by a rather low, long line of ruin mounds, along the dry bed of an ancient canal, some 3 m.

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  • To the north of the walls the site of old Herat was indicated by a vast mass of debris - mounds of bricks and pottery intersected by a network of shallow trenches, where the only semblance of a protective wall was the irregular line of the Tal-i-Bangi.

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  • Algonquin-Iroquois Canada, thanks to the Geological Survey and the Department of Education in Ontario, has revealed old Indian camps, mounds and earthworks along the northern drainage of Lakes Erie and Ontario, and pottery in a curved line from Montreal to Lake of the Woods.

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  • The forms of these are earth-heaps, conical mounds, walls of earth,, rectangular pyramids and effigies (Putnam).

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  • Great Luristan was an independent state under the Fazlevieh atabegs from 1160 until 1424, and its capital was Idaj, now represented by mounds and ruins at Malamir 60 m.

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  • The terremare (so named from the marly soil of which they are composed) appear as mounds, sometimes of very considerable extent, which when dug into disclose the remains and relic beds of the ancient settlements.

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  • The Terpen of Holland appear as mounds somewhat similar to those of the terremare, and were also pile structures, on low or marshy lands subject to inundations from the sea.

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  • No ruins are visible, the mounds of the old city being for the most part hidden under modern buildings; but the slopes of the limestone hills behind it are pierced with an infinity of rock-cut tombs, some of which were large and decorated with sculptures, paintings and long inscriptions.

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  • There are several ancient mounds in the vicinity.

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  • The cemetery of the ancient town was found on two low mounds to the north, but was mostly of Ptolemaic date.

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  • The name of Nineveh (Syriac Ninwe; Arabic Ninawa, Nunawa) continued, even in the middle ages, to be applied to a site opposite Mosul on the east bank of the Tigris, where huge mounds and the traces of an ancient city wall bore witness of former greatness.

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  • In certain districts the subglacial till was not spread out in a smooth plain, but accumulated in elliptical mounds, 100 or 200 ft.

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  • The original inhabitants were Picts, evidence of whose occupation still exists in numerous weems or underground houses, chambered mounds, barrows or burial mounds, brochs or round towers, and stone circles and standing stones.

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  • The ancient walls are now covered up beneath green mounds of rubbish.

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  • There are extensive ruins on flat ground, consisting of mounds and foundations.

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  • The other buildings in Old Cairo, or among the mounds of rubbish which adjoin it, include several fort-like dens or convents.

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  • The Delta is a level plain, richly cultivated, and varied alone by the lofty dark-brown mounds of ancient cities, and the villages set in groves of palm-trees, standing on mounds often, if not always, ancient.

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  • In the north of the Delta wherever salt marshes have prevented cultivation in modern times, the mounds, such as those of Pelusium, still stand to their full height, and the more important are covered with ruins of brick structures of Byzantine and Arab date.

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  • The custom of constructing barrows or mounds of stone or earth over the remains of the dead was a characteristic feature of the sepulchral systems of primitive times.

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  • In these mounds cremation appears more frequently than inhumation; and both are accompanied by implements, weapons and ornaments of stone and bone.

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

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  • In Macedonia during the war some finds of the same period were made by British troops on mounds in the Vardar valley, and a cemetery was opened by the Y.M.C.A.

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  • With the fall of Assyria the rule of Assur also comes to an end, whereas it is significant that the cult of the gods of Babylonia - more particularly of Marduksurvives for several centuries the loss of political independence through Cyrus' capture of Babylonia in 539 B.C. The name of Assur's temple at Assur, represented by the mounds of Kaleh Sherghat, was known as E-khar-sag-gal-kur-kurra, i.e.

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  • The great complex of ruin mounds lying S.W.

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  • Imposing columns and pillars of ice were visible everywhere—massive icicles and mounds, built up from the spraying water tapped from the piping that paralleled the penstock.

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  • Eastward of the present city, amongst the mounds and ruins of the old town, in a dilapidated chamber adjoining a bluedomed building over the grave of an imamzadeh, is the tomb of the astronomer-poet Omar Khayyam, an unsightly heap of plaster without inscription, and probably fictitious.

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  • The exiles dwelt at Tell-abib (" Hill of the flood "), one of the mounds or ruins made by the great floods that devastated the country,1 near the " river " Chebar (Kebar), probably a large canal not far south of the city of Babylon.

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  • The whole district of Casas Grandes is further studded with artificial mounds, from which are excavated from time to time large numbers of stone axes, metates or corn-grinders, and earthern vessels of various kinds.

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  • Mounds of bones marked his road, witnesses of devastations which other historians record in detail; Christian prisoners, from Germany, he found in the heart of "Tartary" (at Talas); the ceremony of passing between two fires he was compelled to observe, as a bringer of gifts to a dead khan, gifts which were of course treated by the Mongols as evidence of submission.

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  • At present fragments of the walls exist here and there, with the great ditch about them, while elsewhere a line of mounds marks their course.

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  • Excavations in the mounds of Balawat, called Imgur-Bel by the Assyrians, 15 m.

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  • The series of mounds is now called Bin Tepe (Thousand Mounds).

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  • The principal excavations were made in two larger mounds, one of which proved to be the site of the temple, E-Ninnu, the shrine of the patron god of Lagash, Nin-girsu or Ninib.

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  • The ruin mounds covering the ancient site, while extensive, are insignificant in appearance and give no indications of the existence of important buildings.

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  • Banks, proved that these mounds covered the site of the ancient city of Adab (Ud-Nun), hitherto known only from a brief mention of its name in the introduction to the Khammurabi code (c. 2250 B.C.).

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  • High mounds, pyramids heaped in fantastic shapes, and impenetrable drifts lay scattered in every direction.

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  • Before he had found a stock in all respects suitable the city of Kouroo was a hoary ruin, and he sat on one of its mounds to peel the stick.

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  • Besides the crusader and other remains in the village itself, the surrounding country possesses many tells (mounds) covering the sites of ancient cities.

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  • The villages are built on artificial mounds of earth, so as to raise them above the flood-level.

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  • Bent (Southern Arabia, pp. 24 ff.) explored one of several mounds in Bahrein.

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  • The mounds were probably formed by some gentle eruptive action like that exhibited in the " mud hills " along the Mississippi below New Orleans; but no explanation is generally accepted.

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  • Abruptly the scratching sound of the crampons beneath his feet told him he'd reached the first mounds of solid ice.

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  • Rough sculptures, too, were found, and two large square mounds formed of loose stones, and yet perfect parallelograms in outline, placed due east and west.

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