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The Secret Life Of Arabia Before The Advent Of Islam

A hot and dry desert between two great rival kingdoms. This is pre-Islamic Arabia. Before we can understand or try to understand the Prophet Muhammad or Islamic civilization, we need to understand the world in which Islam was born. At that time, there were two kingdoms that controlled Europe and the Middle East. The Sassanid …

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Was Debt A Key Factor Behind Social Inequality in the Early Cities of Mesopotamia And the Indus civilization ?

 David Graeber, an American anthropologist, says that creditors must own the “means to specify” what they are owed to convert debts into everlasting inequalities. In his book “Debt: the first 5,000 years”, David Graeber contends that everlasting economic inequalities arise when the payment of certain debts that could possibly be paid back are permanently anticipated. …

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Prehistoric Rammed-earth Experiment By Researchers To Determine Social-political Change Of Ancient Bronze Age China

Rammed-earth construction methods were devised in the Iron Age Mediterranean and the Neolithic Middle Yellow River Valley. Later on, these methods were implemented across the world overtime. The Rammed-earth construction method is consisting of the tamping or beating loose soil into a solid mass with the help of a rammer. For image purpose only, Photo …

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The Hidden Mathematical Concepts Used for Making Qutub Minar Of India

New Delhi is renowned for its medieval history which include New Delhi Sultanate and period this is certainly mughal. But every traveler knows the New Delhi due to the Qutub Minar.  Photo by Rohit Tandon on Unsplash The Qutub complex additionally spelled Qutb or Kutub consists of a variety of monuments and structures at Mehrauli area …

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Ancient Journey of Spices from Asia to Mediterranean

Asian herbs such as turmeric and fresh fruits such as bananas reached the Mediterranean more than 3000 years ago, much faster than previously thought. A group of scientists working with archaeologist Philipp Stockhammer at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (LMU) shows that even in the Bronze Age, the remote food trade connected distant communities. Photo by …

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Ancient “fast food” counter was Discovered in Pompeii And its untold Story

Image: Pompei / Reuters Press Office  The “ancient fast food” counter was finally Found. Archaeologists at Pompeii, a city hidden in the volcanic eruption of AD 79, have created. A stunning find is a mural shop that delivers old street food on a par with all the Romans passing by. Referred to as thermopolium, Latin …

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