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Origin & Definition Organized Crime originated from non-state organized rebels who are fought back on the basis of violating the law. Piracy is a form of organized crime, the Sea Peoples threatened ships, how can people take down ships unorganized? Piracy is usually confronted by Military-aided law enforcement, thus making it a criminal organization. The ...


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Abbott Papyrus Apparently there is a Papyrus named the Abbott Papyrus kept at the British museum which dates back to approximately 1100 BC and records the events of a court trial regarding tomb robberies, which i believe would very much fall under your definition of high level organised crime. Abbott Papyrus, wikipedia The Abbott Papyrus is held and ...


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Ancient Egypt I asked myself this question just the other day and done a little online searching. According to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, sculptures displaying true likeness were a rarety in Ancient Egypt. Wikipedia, description Sculptures portraying true likenesses of people (rather than highly stylized portrayals) are rare in Ancient Egyptian art, ...


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Tl;DR As Ba'al is a King of the Gods and the Hedjet is certainly associated with royalty through Nekheb and Horus and the Pharaohs, it leaves little doubt in my mind that Ba'al wearing such a crown would certainly show people unknown with the god to instantly recognize him as a deity of great royal importance, just as a king could recognize another king by ...


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Mortuary complex of Sahure Perhaps debatably, the first record of racing could come from the mortuary temple of Sahure where it is claimed on wikipedia that racing boats for the military are depicted. Development of the Egyptian navy, wikipedia The extensive nautical scenes from Sahure's mortuary complex are sufficiently detailed to show that specialized ...


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Sobekhotep VIII According to Kim Ryholt Sobekhotep VIII was likely an upper Egyptian pharoah during the 16th dynasty. Sobekhotep VIII, Wikipedia Sekhemre Seusertawy Sobekhotep VIII was possibly the third king of the 16th Dynasty of Egypt reigning over the Theban region in Upper Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period.1 Inundation Also, according to &...


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I want to add something connected with your issue of the cult of God Yahweh. One ought to consider the meaning of the discovery of Ex 1-18 dating - this text is not late than from the 12th century before Christ. It is the reason the hypothetically constructed by scientists history of Israel must be rethought. See my paper in academia.edu.


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First, note that Eusebius doesn't tell us what material Irenæus used, but what material he himself didn't use. Today I could make the same poetic distinction, albeit a somewhat lamer version: He sent me his reflections, and I uploaded them, not onto a USB stick, but into my mind. This doesn't indicate that he sent me them by USB, but just uses the metaphor ...


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The Celts are a cultural group united by a common family of languages and traditions that officially originated somewhere near modern day Austria in about 500BCE, but can be traced back much further into the Hallstatt & Urnfield cultures. For this answer to make much since, you need to begin with the understanding that Celtic is a VERY broad term. A ...


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The last mentions of Lictors accompanying Roman emperors known to me are from the reign of Andronikos I Komnenos, so they were most likely around at least until the crusader sack of Constantinople of 1204. They are well-attested in the 6th century and we even have several original late antiquity depictions of fasces. So they actually existed long after the ...


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The earliest reference to space travel by means of a rocket was written by William Leitch in 1861 in "Good Words". He describes a rocket as the only means to travel through a vacuum. He goes on to describe a journey through the solar system on a comet, which he regarded as a natural rocket. As the article was printed in a religious journal there ...


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Going of the description indicating a Washington Township, I found the following: (Note see update below-this is the wrong county) If my assumption on location is correct, the answer may be found on a Porter County genealogy website mentioning Native American Burial Grounds within the county. The Entry for Washington Township says the following (emphasis ...


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One book which mentions many early stories of sort of space travel is Rockets, Missiles, and Men in Space by Willy Ley. My edition, published in the mid 1960s, starts with several chapters covering the prehistory of space travel stories from before the discoveries of Galileo to early stories of travel to the moon or other planets to 19th and early 20th ...


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The Epic of Gilgamesh dates from as early as the Third Dynasty of Ur (c. 2100 BC), and mentions travel, e.g., see the Standard Babylonian version tablets II–V, specifically: he spoke to Young Hero Utu, the son born of Ningal: ‘Now, when (as the Sun God) you make an opening in the Netherworld, bring his servant up to him from the Netherworld!’ He made an ...


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Definitely not as old as the other answers, but a classic book about space travel is Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon, dating back to 1865. I'm quite surprised you didn't find that one. Of course, the concepts were still pretty crude at the time (firing a spaceship with a cannon!), but it was the inspiration for many later works, including the first ...


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The earliest mention I know of the possibility was the novella A True History by Lucian in the 2nd century AD, where at one point the protagonists are taken to the moon by a whirlwind, meet the strange creatures living on the moon, and discover a war between the kingdom of the sun and the kingdom of the moon. Outside of European / classical culture, the ...


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You should define more precisely what do you mean by "space travel" when you are talking about pre-Galileo times. For example, Elijah, the prophet, was taken to heavens in a chariot of fire, according to the Bible (2 Kings 2:3-9). Mohammed also traveled to heavens, on a winged horse, according to Koran. A travel to heavens is described in Dante's ...


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