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Egyptian Cotton, Linen and Bleach

5000 years ago the Egyptians mastered the art of bleaching. White fabric was a premium choice and one might say they had a compulsive obsession to wash for personal hygiene and wear clean clothes, and that is no bad thing. … Continue reading

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The Battle Against Nature for Cotton

Using modern techniques, it has been possible to identify the earliest cotton in a copper bead within a grave in Mehrgarh. It is thought the first cotton was grown and utilised by early farmers in this region of what is … Continue reading

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Lake Victoria, Africa : the Largest Tropical Lake in the World

Those of us who live in the UK are familiar with the image of Ireland and its relative size compared to the size of the joined lands of Scotland, England and Wales. Image of the British Isles In Africa, the … Continue reading

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Teotihuacan in Mexico compared to Rome, Italy: Part One

Setting the scene Thousands of years ago, as the ice sheets melted and humans began their migrations and explorations of this Earth, let us try to imagine, without modern transport and comforts, how tribes of people could travel from Africa … Continue reading

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Obsidian Power: Part Two

Fact: You can’t hang on to your power base if the drinking water has dried up or become contaminated. It comes as no surprise that we find early humans dwelt close to abundant water supplies, recognising humans can endure many … Continue reading

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