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philistines meaning and history

Made widely famous through the Biblical story of the boy David and the giant Goliath, the Philistines have long been depicted as war-loving ruffians who were always itching to get into a fight. They are traditionally looked upon with disdain and relations with them were frowned upon by most ancient communities like the Israelites.

Maritime Silk Road History and Society

This refers to the burgeoning trade that happened between 2nd century AD and 15th Century AD across the lands from far East Asia to as far West as Greece. The term “Silk Road” was translated from the German term given it by a wealthy merchant who plied these ancient routes.

top 10 pirate navigation tools equipment and arms frequently used

Often seen in popular culture films, like ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and famous books, like ‘Treasure Island,’ pirates have been a part of our imagination for many years. As depicted in these creative works, they had several ways to ensure they remained on course while at sea. Let us discuss some common pirate tools and equipment …

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