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Yale's Motto - LUX ET VERITAS

April Challenge: Scavenger - Inscription

Lux Et Veritas in Latin, Urim V'Tumim in Hebrew, Light and Truth in English.
Hebrew was the language of the Universities in the 1700s.
Ben Franklin wanted Hebrew to be the language of the United States.
Harvard's commencement ceremony was in Hebrew until the 1850s.

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Guest 11-Apr-2011 16:55
Great detail and thanks for the history as well!
Maaike Huizer11-Apr-2011 12:11
Good find. Perfect for the challenge.
Janice Dunn11-Apr-2011 10:32
Interesting to see the inscription there
J. Scott Coile11-Apr-2011 02:32
I need to brush up on my Hebrew...
Faye White10-Apr-2011 23:39
Beautifully captured
Ed McConnell10-Apr-2011 23:09
interesting and nice find..
laine10-Apr-2011 23:00
larose forest photos10-Apr-2011 20:32
Gorgeous shot. And really neat information. I didn't know that about Harvard! V
Guest 10-Apr-2011 20:16
Nice detail,
Cindi Smith10-Apr-2011 14:56
I thought it looked like Hebrew. Nice find!!!!!
Ann...10-Apr-2011 13:50
Beautiful carving.
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