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Aborigines most ancient civilization on Earth, DNA study confirms

Aboriginal and Papuan ancestors then split from the single migrating group more than 58,000 years ago, reaching the supercontinent of Sahul (modern day Australia, Tasmania and Papua New Guinea) around 50,000 years ago. 86 more words

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Orpheus and Dionysus: The Mystery Cults of Ancient Greece

While Hesiod’ Theogony remains the standard, orthodox version of Theogony, the origin and genealogy of the gods, from Greek antiquity, there exists an alternate tradition attributed to pseudo-historical and somewhat mythical figure of Orpheus, a character whose life is shrouded in mystery and tales of great heroic journeys.   3,051 more words

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Israeli settlements have grown during the Obama years

JERUSALEM (AP) — In his landmark speech to the Arab world seven years ago, President Barack Obama warned that Israeli settlements on occupied territories were undermining hopes for peace.

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Palestinian sees route to peace

The Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne is bringing a Palestinian human rights activist to town next week to speak about prospects for peace in Israel.

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Mixed Media and me Part Two

Moving forward from Monday I have assembled the images on the water-colored paper although I will wait before I affix them permanently. The backdrop still feels blank, missing an emotion. 96 more words

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Confirmed: Mysterious ancient Maya book, Grolier Codex, is genuine

In a rare reversal, archaeologists have determined that a Maya book written almost 900 years ago is genuine—after decades of believing it was fake. The Grolier Codex was so named because it was first displayed in 1971 at the book lovers’ Grolier Club in New York City.

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