Ok so it was Clyde Tombaugh from Percival Lowells Observatory who 1st noted pluto and it was named by a girl named Venetia [Phoenicia] Burney[ later Phair] in conversation with her grandfather Falconer Madan in Oxford which in Greek is Bosphorous. It has been reclassified as a minor planet while that old egg-cracker Eris has noved into a position of planetary recognition
Phoenicians sailed from Venetia fair
From lair to lair
Carthage ,Tyre and Malta
to Britain and the Baltic Sea
to Xplore the world in Veekingry
In America before so named
they met Red brothers
who no longer tamed
the great wide sea
or so its sewn in History
Friday, June 22, 2007
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Is Venice named after Venus? This is something I've been wondering...
I at present imagine that it originated from Phoenicia. In Czech they call it Benatska which makes me think of the Ben-ben bird , the Egyptian Phoenix. I can then stretch to Punicia , a kingdom around Egypt and Carthage. Thats not to say Venus is discounted.
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