Thursday, 9 September 2010

writing cuneiform or hieroglyphics?

writing cuneiform or hieroglyphics?

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Jordan unearths 3,000-year-old Iron Age temple

Jordan unearths 3,000-year-old Iron Age temple

Ancient figurines are seen displayed as antiquities chief  Ziad al-Saad, unseen, announces the discovery of a 3,000-year-old Iron Age temple during a AP – Ancient figurines are seen displayed as antiquities chief Ziad al-Saad, unseen, announces the discovery …

AMMAN, Jordan – Archaeologists in Jordan have unearthed a 3,000-year-old Iron Age temple with a trove of figurines of ancient deities and circular clay vessels used for religious rituals, officials said Wednesday.
The head of the Jordanian Antiquities Department, Ziad al-Saad, said the sanctuary dates to the eighth century B.C. and was discovered at Khirbat 'Ataroz near the town of Mabada, some 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of the capital Amman.
He said the complex boasts a main room that measures 388 square feet (36 square meters), as well as two antechambers and an open courtyard.
The sanctuary and its artifacts — hewn from limestone and basalt or molded from clay and bronze — show the complex religious rituals of Jordan's ancient biblical Moabite kingdom, according to al-Saad.
"Today we have the material evidence, the archaeological proof of the level of advancement of technology and civilization at that period of time," he said.
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Monday, 6 September 2010

still despairing learning microsoft 2007 ribbon? try ubitmenu

not sure about you guys out there, but the reb has never been comfortable using the microsoft office 2007 especially the new ribbon. what was a good version (microsoft office 2003) has to be re-invented. while some people refer the new ribbon format, things have changed in their original positions and one has to re-learn them from scratch. what if one has no time to relearn all these key positions and memorizing them?

not to despair. there are some tricks available from microsoft website to learn about the ribbon (one can download tutorials and xlt workbooks on word, excel, powerpoint etc).

but there is a better way. download a small program (f.o.c. for personal users) called ubitmenu. it adds a small menu into the command bar of your microsoft called 'menu' in between the 'home' and 'insert'. click on the 'menu' and your old familiar microsoft office 2003 toolbars are pops down as another ribbon. presto!

that is far easier than re-learn the office 2007 ribbon. give it a try.