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Ziggurat – Is a ten-storey, stepped pyramidal office building and adjacent 5 story concrete parking structure located in West Sacramento, California on the shore of the Sacramento River. Designed to resemble the ancient Mesopotamian Ziggurats, the building was billed by The Money Store in 1997 and is currently leased by the California Department of General Service. It is the headquarters to DGS.

Located on more than 7 aces (28,000m2) adjacent to the tower bridge.


Cuneiform – Is one of the earliest known systems of writing. Emerging in Sumer in the late 4th millennium BC, cuneiform writing began as a system of pictorial representation became simplified and more abstract as the number of character in use grew smaller, from about 1,000 in the early Bronze Age to  about 400 in late Bronze Age.

The Original Sumerian script was adapted for the writing of the Akkadian, Eblaite, Hittite, Luwuan, Hattic, Hurrian and Uratian Languages, and it inspired the Ugartitic and Old Persian alphabets. Cuneiform writing was gradually replaced by the Phoenician alphabet during the Neo-Assyrian Empire, and by the 2nd century AD, the script had became extinct, all knowledge of how to read it forgotten until it began to be deciphered in the 19th century.


Sam Nilaweera

Posted: March 22, 2013 by celiaayli in Countries
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Sam Nilaweera’s holiday turned into a nightmare when, instead of lying on a beach, he ended up digging bodies out of rubble after the tsunami in 2004.
He returned to his teaching job in Japan.
After the tsunami had finished Sam went back to his teaching job and had flashbacks to the day of the tsunami and the search and rescue work. One day, he was in his classroom at the whiteboard when he had a flashback carrying a dead child in his arms. He had to leave his job.
After five years of going back to hospitals Sam finally got diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

by dotdotdot y9

Art Work Response to Learning About Tsunami

Posted: March 21, 2013 by celiaayli in Countries
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After a morning of work and watching videos on the Japanese tsunami on 11th March 2011, we made this piece of art.

By Bradelina and Pikachu!!! o”o

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 13 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Congratulations to everyone who has contributed to making our blog special. You are amazing!

News From Luminous Green

Posted: May 8, 2012 by luminousgreen in Countries, general

Hospital school was weird because I missed my friends, but I soon made new ones, who i miss loads I also miss my teacher very much, she was fun, loving, clever & I will never forget my time at Evelina hospital school xxx

A funeral yesterday sparked controversy with Amnesty international as it saw a family who was burying their 24 year old son attacked by Bahraini forces. They were in the midst of dealing with protesters and then attacked the funeral with tear gas and tortured and dumped the family of the man being buried. AI have spoken on the matter and have said “The security forces must be instructed on how to use tear gas in line with international policing standards”
The family of a man who collapsed after a heavy volley of tear gas have said they were attacked by the forces on Tuesday near their home in a Shia Village.Activist are saying 4 people have died this week due to the armed forces.
This brings the death-toll to at least 50 since the civil unrest has started last year.

The crying of a hungry baby.
The singing of a drunken man.
The fear of a lonely lady.
And the dog that barked for ham.
Some kids worked all day.
None of them could even play.
Kids played with whatever they could find.
Jump in puddles and trees they could climb.

Fabrgé eggs are any one of the thousands of jeweled eggs made by the House of Fabrgé from 1885 through till 1917. The majority of the eggs were miniature ones that were popular at Eastertide.

 The most famous eggs produced by the House of Fabrgé, was the large ones made for Alexander lll and Nicholas ll of Russia. Of the fifty eggs that were made forty two still survive. A further two eggs were planned to be delivered, the constellation and Karelian Birch eggs in 1918, but as Nicholas and his family were assassinated that year, so they were never displayed.

 In 1885, Tsar Alexander III commissioned the House of Fabrgé to make an Easter egg for his wife, The Empress Maria Fedorovna. It’s “shell” was enameled on gold to represent a normal hen’s egg. It opens to reveal a gold yolk, which in turn opens to produce a gold chicken that also opens to reveal a replica of the imperial crown.

 Seven large eggs were made for the Kelch family of Moscow.

 The eggs where made from precious metals or hard stones decorated with combinations of enamel and gem stones. The term “Fabrgé egg” has become a symbol of luxury, and the eggs are regarded as masterpieces of the Jeweler’s art.

By Ryan O’Hare

Japan in Ruins

Posted: March 23, 2011 by dukefrederick in Countries, FB, news, photography, Pupil
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There was a huge earthquake which caused a tsunami leaving huge areas of land in ruins and killing thousands of people. As a result of this uncontrollable natural disaster this will have a negative effect on the shipment and export of products. There are so many products and equipment that we use in our daily lives that come from Japan. This means that it is going to affect the whole world, especially the people in Japan as they are faced with huge job losses and lack of money.


Monday saw Japan battle to prevent a nuclear meltdown at three of it’s nuclear reactors, the reactors were crippled by Friday’s earthquake.

 The country is in the grip of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Chernobyl was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26th April in 1986 in Ukraine. One of the worst devastated areas is Japans north-east which was also rocked by 250 aftershocks.

Fears have been growing about the Fukushima nuclear complex, 400km north of the country’s capital Tokyo. As seawater was pumped into the third nuclear reactor in a desperate attempt to try to cool the dangerously hot reactor.

This is not the first time that they have had to use seawater. It was used to cool the plant’s 40 year old first reactor, but because of the tsunami, the reactor severely overheated ant the roof blow up. The plant is specially engineered so that in an emergency the building would blow up away from the reactor so that the reactor would suffer minimal damage.

The second reactor was due to be cooled in the same way as the first reactor. Due to the problems, technicians were forced to open valves at the third reactor allowing small amounts of radioactive vapour to escape.                                                                                                

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