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    [–] The Roman Empire in 117 AD at its greatest extent, at the time of Emperor Trajan's death, with its vassals in pink. capcaunul 509 points ago in europe

    The first two centuries of the Empire saw a period of unprecedented stability and prosperity known as the Pax Romana ("Roman Peace") especially during the reign of the five good emperors: Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius.

    Rome reached its greatest territorial expanse during the reign of Trajan (AD 98–117).

    [–] Clacton Spear Point, the tip of a wooden spear discovered in Clacton-on-Sea, England, in 1911. It is 400,000 years old and the oldest known worked wooden implement. capcaunul 45 points ago in europe

    Manufactured well before modern humans.

    It is made of yew wood, shaped into a point, and when found was 387 mm long, 39 mm diameter and straight, but drying out during the first decades of storage shrank it to 367 mm by 37 mm, and warped it slightly into a curve.

    Treatment by wax impregnation in 1952 apparently stabilized it. At some time before this, the last 32 mm of the tip had broken off and had been re-attached by conservators. This again came off in 2013 and was re-attached,

    It is on display at the Natural History Museum, London where its age is stated as 420,000 years.

    Tests to reproduce it suggested that it had been formed by scraping with a curved flint tool of the type found on the same site.

    [–] 31 decembrie 1956: prima transmisie a TVR. capcaunul 1 points ago in Romania

    Tot pe 31 decembrie, in 1889, a murit si Ion Creanga.