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palimpsest in History topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpalimpsestpal‧imp‧sest /ˈpæləmpsest/ noun [countable] technical  SHTCan ancient document on which the original writing has been covered over with new writing
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palimpsestThe whole discordant palimpsest of photographic realities with which we are daily bombarded is communicated in the microcosm of a single canvas.Instead of adding a new layer to the palimpsest of the Great Plains, strip-mining destroys the palimpsest itself.