excavation : Definition, Usages, News and More

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ek skuh vay shuhn

  • n  the act of digging
    there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton
  • n  the site of an archeological exploration
  • n  a hole in the ground made by excavating
  • n  the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth

  • An archaeological excavation at Jerusalem's holiest site is provoking dangerous protests.
  • An astonishing excavation last week uncovered a burial place that may hold 50 sons of Ramesses II, ancient Egypt's most powerful pharaoh, and the man, many believe, who let Moses .
  • The temple, located at Tell el Obeid, four miles from Ur, was first unearthed some months ago, but its excavation has now been completed, carrying back the known history of .
News & Articles

  • Babe Ruth final set for Saturday
    The Pacific Excavation River Cats broke a 5-5 tie against the Merryhill School Mud Cats with a two-RBI single from Olen Gover and escaped with a 7-6 win.
    June 13, 2013 - Elk Grove Citizen
  • Excavation unearths pieces of Cadillac history
    CADILLAC — Excavation work on the shoreline behind the Cadillac Manor Apartments on South Street revealed massive deposits of mysterious wooden planks, along with what appear to be railroad ties.
    June 12, 2013 - Cadillac News
  • Excavation work to close road
    Sixth Street Northwest from the Northwest Bypass to 16th Avenue will close June 13 for excavation work and is expected to remain closed for up to two weeks.
    June 11, 2013 - Great Falls Tribune

  • Hassan Wirajuda in International Herald Tribune
    It has potential to disturb the most respected mosque for Muslims all over the world,said Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda. "We urge Israel to stop its archaeological excavation works around the holy Al Aqsa mosque."
  • Rowan Williams in International Herald Tribune
    He once proclaimed ecumenism 'a good cause to die for,' and was certainly deeply committed to finding consensus - not by coining a conveniently vague formula, but by a real excavation of common first principles,Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan...
  • Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu in Arab News
    This is very dangerous. There is no (need for a) second opinion that it is dangerous,said Ihsanoglu. "The issue is how to convince the Israel government to stop the excavation."

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