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==From today's featured article==
==From today's featured article==
[[Image:BrioletteOfIndia.jpg|thumb|right|Briolette of India]]
[[File:Syria Map.png|thumb|right|Map of Syria.]]
The '''[[Briolette of India]]''' is a colorless [[diamond]] (weighing 90.38 carats) that was discovered in [[South Africa]] in the late 1890's or 1900's.  It was cut by Cartier into a briolette shape, an exaggerated form of double rose cut, in 1908 or 1909.  It is D-color and a type IIa diamond, which is the purest type of diamond, with no chemical impurities or plastic deformations in the crystal. Because of its pureness, it is even known as the "purest of the pure". The diamond is set in a [[necklace]], along with another diamond and a [[pearl]].  Its value is at least $5 million.
[[Syria]] is a country in the Middle East, formerly part of the [[Ottoman Empire]] and the French Mandate.
 
It lies to the southeast of [[Turkey (country)|Turkey]] and east of [[Lebanon]] and [[Israel]].  It is north of [[Jordan]] and northwest of [[Iraq]].  The capital is Damascus.  It was the first country in the region to let women vote.
 
It is currently undergoing a civil war in which forces loyal to dictator Bashar Assad have kept control of the capital but lost control of large parts of the countryside and some major cities.


==Did you know ...==
==Did you know ...==
* ... that a [[wet cell]] is a cell with a liquid electrolyte, for example a car battery?
* ... that ''[[Unshackled!]]'' is a radio drama series produced by Pacific Garden Mission, in Chicago, Illinois, that first aired in 1950?  
* ... that [[Renegade Hardware]] is one of the most important record labels in the drum and bass music scene?
* ... that [[London]] is the capital of the United Kingdom?
* ... that [[stingray]]s are fish, sort of, with whip like tails that can sting, and they are sort of flattish?
* ... that a [[calculator watch]] is a digital watch fitted with buttons, so that it can function easily as a miniature calculator?


==About Encyc==
==About Encyc==

Revision as of 16:39, 9 August 2022

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From today's featured article

Map of Syria.

Syria is a country in the Middle East, formerly part of the Ottoman Empire and the French Mandate.

It lies to the southeast of Turkey and east of Lebanon and Israel. It is north of Jordan and northwest of Iraq. The capital is Damascus. It was the first country in the region to let women vote.

It is currently undergoing a civil war in which forces loyal to dictator Bashar Assad have kept control of the capital but lost control of large parts of the countryside and some major cities.

Did you know ...

  • ... that Unshackled! is a radio drama series produced by Pacific Garden Mission, in Chicago, Illinois, that first aired in 1950?
  • ... that London is the capital of the United Kingdom?
  • ... that a calculator watch is a digital watch fitted with buttons, so that it can function easily as a miniature calculator?

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