Ben-Gurion: His Later Years in the Political Wilderness

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The voyages to Punt underline the ancient Egyptians’ sea-faring skills and their willingness to travel long distances in search of precious commodities. The event was triggered by the onset of a mini ice age (known to occur in Europe every 1,500 years or so, and lasting for about 200 years). A climb takes ~8 hours and involves camping on a ledge at the top—a safe 700 m above the lake—for the night (of course, the steaming, bubbling lava is more spectacular at night). The original Islamic capital of al Fustat is deliberately burned down by its own vizier to prevent it from falling into Crusader hands.

Pages: 282

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 12, 2016)

ISBN: 1442249463

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