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Caesar Escapes Just Like Indiana Jones

See him: the tough old general swimming for his life, keeping under water as much as he can while the arrows splash all around him in the water. He holds his notes in the air.  A general needs his papers. … Continue reading

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He Saw Alexander the Great

Question: Who was the last to see Alexander, the greatest man of ancient times? Busts of Alexander the Great and Hephaestion (public domain photo by Neilwiththedeal) Answer: The Emperor Augustus, according to the Roman biographer Suetonius. But how could that … Continue reading

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Caesar’s Lost Weekend with Cleopatra

Huckleberry Finn tries to understand Tom Sawyer. “If somebody offers you a cake and a puzzle,”  he says, “most boys will choose the cake. Tom always chose the puzzle. He was just made that way.” So was Julius Caesar. That … Continue reading

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The Great Pyramid Mystery

I was puzzled by what the old Greek historian Herodotus wrote on the construction of the Great Pyramid. He visited Egypt in about 450 BC and talked with the old priests there and heard their account of the construction of … Continue reading

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