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By James Delgado

Major archaeologist and consummate storyteller James Delgado takes readers on a rollicking deep-sea dive into his hugely strange life's paintings: finding and exploring the world's most renowned shipwrecks.

Colorful characters, close to misses, and the joys of status — or floating — in history's footprints make for a hugely exciting examine the attention-grabbing historical past and glittering bounty underneath the waves.

Included are bills of Pearl Harbor, the great, and Bikini Atoll, web site of the world's first nuclear checks.

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They are not used to transport anything from one place to another. That is the role of calabashes. Pots therefore represent a form of permanence in the compound and may symbolise the permanence and long life of the occupants and the lineage. Broken pots are called 'materf and have three uses: (a) as roof-top guards (b) as vessels for water to ward off evil (c) as guards to protect water-channels. On the whole pots on top of houses and grain stores tend to be vertically handled pots. There do not seem to be any clear rules as to which pots should be used for this purpose except that kosum is never The second use of broken pots is to hold water into which pipo gonyin - literally people with eyes - may look to dissolve the harm they may cause someone.

For small paddocks of sheep, etc. in a wilderness [garden]: Morpheus and Pan, gods of sheep; Pates, the shepherd's goddess; Bubona, the goddess of oxen; and Nillo, a famous glutton, who used himself to carry a calf every morning, until it became a large bull, at which time he slew it with his fist, and eat him all in one day . . (Langley 1726, pp. 204-6). Some of the original attributes of the gods and dii minores are understood, although there is no information to show how they might have been used as precedent for modern conditions.

Although it is not overtly acknowledged it is certainly present (S. Ardener 1978, pp. 20-30). Furthermore women, through their reproductive powers have yet another practical hold on society. It is only women who can ensure the continuation of the men's clan and it is of great significance, therefore, that the secret women's ceremony which precedes the men's ceremonies at turn nyohoe is of a sexual nature. Only through the women celebrating this muted power can the men's public ceremony of power legitimation proceed.

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