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Farther south along the Brazilian coast a second belt of ancient rocks (
2,000,000,000 years old) matches one in West Africa. The elegant fit of these
contacts, in addition to that of the continental margins, makes a strong case for
the continuity of ...
As is the case throughout so much of human history, ancient states
characteristically seem to have regarded their neighbors as either enemies or
vassals. Thus it is not surprising that covenants made under duress had little
vitality, particularly ...
Many depictions of ancient Egyptian funerary processions graphically portray the
basic pattern: the embalmed body of the deceased is borne on an ornate sledge,
on which sit two mourning women. A priest precedes the bier, pouring libations ...
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