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There’s a detailed description of the mosaic in Meyboom’s The Nile Mosaic of Palestrina, and in this answer I will be mostly quoting from this work. Organization of the mosaic It has always been agreed that there is an essential difference in content between the upper and lower half of the mosaic so that actually consists of two parts. In the upper part we ...


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Adding to what @Alex said "typical" lobsters (i.e., the lobsters that humans eat and the ones that turn red when you cook them) don't even extend as far south as Hispaniola. They are a cold-water species and based on available range data for H. americanus don't even extend southward of North Carolina. Distribution of American lobster (Homerus ...


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No. Evidence seems to suggest that the 1781 incident was highly irregular as the sources point towards one specific incident. There is also no corroborative evidence to suggest that there was an actual tradition in the German Order to sacrifice horses alongside Landkomture. I investigated different avenues where horse sacrifice should have been mentioned, ...


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I very strongly doubt that, growing up in the Caribbean. The type of lobsters found there are neither red nor at all capable of getting out of the water. At most you'll seem skim-walk on sandy bottoms, as they don't really swim either. You'd have to be coming onto a beach in which lots of them congregated in shallow enough water to be seen from topside and ...


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The last of these, that we have record of, seems to have occurred in 1880, in San Diego County. This is hinted at by a couple of modern publications. The 1985 book A Spaceship Called Earth: Our Living Environment mentions it, and though we only have the snippit view, it does hint at a primary source (emphasis mine): The last one was at Pala, San Diego ...


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As an Assyrian king, you wouldn't defend yourself against animals. That would be the job of your bodyguard and entourage. You'd be out to entertain yourself, by killing them (the wild animals; not your entourage). You would be standing in a chariot, armed with a bow, shooting at animals from a safe distance. If your first shots didn't kill the animal, you ...


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