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South Arabian civilization collapses before the rise of Islam

Sometime during the 7th century CE, the first Muslims entered what is now Yemen. Not only did they bring the new religion of Islam, but also the language of Arabic. What they found there were abandoned palaces, fortresses, and temples. … Continue reading

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Things Not To Do After the Paris Attacks

Semiotician Mihhail Lotman warns against dangerous attitudes and behaviours in light of the recent terrorist attacks on Paris. Continue reading

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