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Roman Water Main from Augusta Raurica
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Roman Water Main from Augusta Raurica

The arch shown here was part of an underground water main, which from c. 70 CE, brought large quantities of water to Augusta Raurica, which is located in present-day Switzerland. It supplied the public...

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What Is a First-Generation College Student?

Generally speaking, a first-generation college student is someone who is the first in their family to go to college. However, there are variations in the way first-gen is defined. It usually applies to the first person in an extended family to go to college (e.g. a student whose parents, and possibly other previous generations, did not go to college), not to the first child in an immediate family to go to college (e.
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Biography of Edmund Cartwright, English Inventor

Edmund Cartwright (April 24, 1743-October 30, 1823) was an English inventor and clergyman. He patented the first power loom-an improved version of the handloom-in 1785 and set up a factory in Doncaster, England, to manufacture textiles. Cartwright also designed a wool-combing machine, an instrument for making rope, and a steam engine powered by alcohol.
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What Is the Definition of Illegal Immigration?

Illegal immigration is the act of living in a country without government permission. In most U.S. contexts, illegal immigration refers to the presence of 12 million undocumented Mexican-American immigrants in the United States. Lack of documentation is what makes illegal immigration illegal; Mexican workers, recruited by U.
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10 Examples of Mixtures

When you combine two or more materials, you form a mixture. There are two categories of mixtures: homogeneous mixtures and heterogeneous mixtures. Here's a closer look at these types of mixtures and examples of mixtures. Key Takeaways: Mixture A mixture is formed by combining two or more materials. A homogeneous mixture appears uniform, regardless of where you sample it.
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Is Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Tap water is not without its problems. Over the years we have witnessed major cases of groundwater contamination leading to unhealthy tap water, with chemical culprits like hexavalent chromium, perchlorate, and Atrazine. More recently, the Michigan city of Flint has been struggling with high lead levels in its drinking water.
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Biography of James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States

James Buchanan (April 23, 1791-June 1, 1868) served as America's 15th president. He presided over the contentious pre-Civil War era and was considered a hopeful and strong choice by the Democrats when he was elected. But when he left office, seven states had already seceded from the union. Buchanan is often perceived as one of the worst U.
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Definition and Examples of Narratives in Writing

The definition of narrative is a piece of writing that tells a story, and it is one of four classical rhetorical modes or ways that writers use to present information. The others include an exposition, which explains and analyzes an idea or set of ideas; an argument, which attempts to persuade the reader to a particular point of view; and a description, a written form of a visual experience.
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How to Write a Personal Narrative

The personal narrative essay can be the most enjoyable type of assignment to write because it provides you with an opportunity to share a meaningful event from your life. After all, how often do you get to tell funny stories or brag about a great experience and receive school credit for it? Think of a Memorable Event A personal narrative can focus on any event, whether it is one that lasted a few seconds or spanned a few years.
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3rd Grade Science Fair Projects

The 3rd grade may be the first time students are introduced to science fair projects. Children ask questions from a young age, but this is a great time to begin to apply the scientific method. Introduction to 3rd Grade Science Fair Projects 3rd grade is a great time to answer "what happens if…" or 'which is better…" questions.
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The Origin and Meaning of Adinkra Symbols

Adinkra is a cotton cloth produced in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire which has traditional Akan symbols stamped upon it. The adinkra symbols represent popular proverbs and maxims, record historical events, express particular attitudes or behavior related to depicted figures, or concepts uniquely related to abstract shapes.
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The Art Critic Who Wrote the First Review of Van Gogh's Paintings

The very first art critic to review Van Gogh's paintings was Albert Aurier (1865-1892), and it happened during Van Gogh's Lifetime. Aurier was a painter himself, as well as an art critic. Aurier was passionate about Symbolism, then an emerging art movement. His review, "Les Isolés: Vincent van Gogh", was published in January 1890, on pages 24-29 of the magazine Mercure de France .
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U.S. Historical Newspapers Online by State

Search indexed newspapers or browse the actual digitized pages of hundreds of digitized historical newspapers online. This listing of historical newspapers online by state includes many, but not all, of the available U.S. historical newspapers online. Most historical newspapers listed here are free, but those that require a subscription are marked accordingly.
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Etymology of 'Hurricane'

Unlike most words that Spanish and English share because of their shared history with Latin, "hurricane" came to English directly from Spanish, where it is currently spelled huracán . But Spanish explorers and conquerers first picked up the word from Taino, an Arawak language from the Caribbean. According to most authorities, the Taino word huracan meant simply "storm," although some less reliable sources indicate that it also referred to a storm god or an evil spirit.
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Walking Tours, by Robert Louis Stevenson

In this affectionate response to William Hazlitt's essay "On Going a Journey," Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson describes the pleasures of an idle walk in the country and the even finer pleasures that come afterward--sitting by a fire enjoying "trips into the Land of Thought." Stevenson is most well known for his novel's including Kidnapped, Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr.
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Did Christopher Columbus Actually Discover America?

If you're studying the history of American civil liberties, odds are good that your textbook will start at 1776 and move forward from there. This is unfortunate because much of what happened during the 284-year colonial period (1492-1776) has had a profound impact on the U.S. approach to civil rights.
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SMS Quotes to Text to a Loved One

In today's hi-tech world, love has also gone hi-tech. While people still believe in expressing their love, they want to communicate their feelings instantly. The use of the internet and mobile technology has enabled instant communication. So if you are one of those tech-savvy individuals who want their feelings to be known right away, using the following SMS love quotes will serve your purpose.
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Damascus Steel: Ancient Sword Making Techniques

Damascus steel and Persian watered steel are common names for high-carbon steel swords created by Islamic civilization craftsmen during the middle ages and fruitlessly lusted after by their European counterparts. The blades had a superior toughness and cutting edge, and they are believed to have been named not for the town of Damascus, but from their surfaces, which have a characteristic watered-silk or damask-like swirled pattern.
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Using Shelve to Save Objects in Python

Shelve is a powerful Python module for object persistence. When you shelve an object, you must assign a key by which the object value is known. In this way, the shelve file becomes a database of stored values, any of which can be accessed at any time. Sample Code for Shelve in Python To shelve an object, first import the module and then assign the object value as follows: import shelve database = shelve.
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Biography of Sam Houston, Founding Father of Texas

Sam Houston (March 2, 1793-July 26, 1863) was an American frontiersman, soldier, and politician. As commander of the forces fighting for Texas' independence, he routed the Mexican troops at the Battle of San Jacinto, which essentially won the struggle. Over his long career, he was a successful and effective statesman, serving as congressman and governor of Tennessee and the first and third president of the Republic of Texas, before becoming a U.
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Why Is Dry Ice Dangerous?

Dry ice, which is the solid form of carbon dioxide, is not dangerous if it is stored and used correctly. It can present hazards because it is extremely cold and quickly sublimates into carbon dioxide gas. While carbon dioxide is not toxic, it can build pressure or displace normal air, potentially causing problems.
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