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How about the Sack of Bagdad? Contemporary accounts state Mongol soldiers looted and then destroyed mosques, palaces, libraries, and hospitals. Priceless books from Baghdad's thirty-six public libraries were torn apart, the looters using their leather covers as sandals.[36] Grand buildings that had been the work of generations were burned to the ground. The ...


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First of, I must disclaim: I am not Aboriginal (or even an Aussie) in any manner and my knowledge of these things is superficial at best, but I do have a non-professional interest in myths and legends from around the world. I would love to see an answer from an Aboriginal person, though I suspect that this is one of those not entirely answerable questions. ...


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Ancient Greece was always divided into self-ruled city-state kingdoms. People of each of these had their own distinct culture and they traced descendance with a particular god or any other figures like a hero. Accordingly they believed that the deity of their city protects and helps develop their city. So they mainly worshipped the gods of their own city. ...


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In the 1st century CE, a large fraction of the eastern part of the Roman empire was Jewish. Estimates vary widely, not to say wildly. According to Wikipedia: According to Theodor Mommsen, in the first century C.E. there were no fewer than 1,000,000 Jews in Egypt, in a total of 8,000,000 inhabitants; of these 200,000 lived in Alexandria, whose total ...


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