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On the Ezana Stone, who are the black and red people that the Ethiopian king was referring to?

On the Ezana stone, the Axumite (modern day Ethiopia) king wrote in Ge'ez, Sabaean and Greek to describe his victory over the Kasu (Kushites) and Nuba (Nubians). He mentions the black and red peoples,...
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When did cultures start to emerge in ancient Peru?

Upon understanding John Rowe's theory of horizons, I became a bit confused about what should be considered a culture. This concept isn't very clear to me. According to John Rowe, the earliest period ...
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What was the source for Adam's children in the endnotes to Josephus' “The Antiquities of the Jews”?

I was reading Josephus' account of Adam's children in "The Antiquities of the Jews" (located in Book 1, Chapter 2) and noticed that the total number of children that Adam had was not in the text ...
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What is the earliest known “one arrow is easily broken but a bundle of arrows is not” story?

The "parable of the arrow/sticks", as described in the title, is frequently repeated amongst many nations and civilisations, even though many of them have not come into contact with each other. One ...
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What is the earliest known reference to the phrase 'water of life'?

In many languages, the general term for distilled spirits (whisky, brandy etc) translates in modern English to 'Water of Life'. Latin - Aqua Vitae French - Eau de Vie Gaelic - Uisce Betha As a ...