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A Pleasure Palace and a Clock

Just outside Toledo, near the river before it flows around the city, there is a small, delicate palace built by a Moorish king or governor in the eighth century. He built it for his daughter, the Princess Galiana. Its flowered … 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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