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Byzantium an ancient city on the site of modern Istanbul that, under the name Constantinople, was the capital of the Byzantine Empire.
campfire an outdoor fire used for cooking or warmth, as at a camp or camping site. [1/2 definitions]
Carthage an ancient Phoenician city-state founded in the ninth century B.C. near the site of modern Tunis and destroyed in 146 B.C. by the Romans.
chain gang a group of convicts chained together to prevent their escape from an outdoor work site.
chatroom a site on the Internet where two or more computer users can converse in real time by typing messages that appear on all participants' screens instantly.
Da Nang a port city in central Vietnam on the China Sea, site of an important U.S. military base during the Vietnam War.
Delphi an ancient town in central Greece; site of the oracle of Apollo.
downrange in the direction of the point taken as target, away from the launch site, on a missile test range.
eluvium a deposit of soil, dust, or gravel caused by the weathering and disintegration of rocks, and usu. remaining at the site. (Cf. alluvium.)
excavate to expose an archaeological site. [1/5 definitions]
Golgotha according to the New Testament, the site on which Jesus Christ was crucified; Calvary. [1/2 definitions]
Gulf of Tonkin a shallow arm of the South China Sea lying between Vietnam and China, purportedly the site of North Vietnamese attacks on US ships that precipitated the United States' entry into the Vietnam War in 1964.
hearse a vehicle for carrying a dead person to a burial site.
Himeji a city in southern Honshu, Japan, site of the country's oldest intact castle.
Holy Land ancient Palestine, now the site of the modern state of Israel.
home page the main page of a Web site, often having a table of contents and links to other parts of the Web site.
kitchen midden a refuse heap of shells, bones, and the like marking the site of a prehistoric human settlement.
landfill the site used for such waste disposal, or the built-up land created by the waste. [1/2 definitions]
layout an arrangement, design, or plan as shown either by laying its components out in a drawing or model, or by the structure itself on its actual site. [1/4 definitions]
location a specific site for a residence or business, in regard to appropriateness, beauty, opportunity, or the like. [1/3 definitions]
Manzanar Relocation Center an internment camp located in east-central California that was built for the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II between 1942 and 1945. At its peak in late 1942, there were over 10,000 people being held there. Manzanar was the first and largest of the relocation centers and is now preserved as a National Historic Site.