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Drawing at the scientific, felony, and well known literature of the time, The Arsenic Century paints a bright photo of its wide-ranging and insidious presence in Victorian way of life, weaving jointly the historical past of its emergence as an almost inescapable family danger with the sordid tale of its common employment as a device of homicide and suicide. And finally, because the ultimate bankruptcy indicates, arsenic in Victorian Britain was once a great deal the pilot episode for a chain of environmental poisoning dramas that grew ever extra universal throughout the 20th century and nonetheless has no result in sight.
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On 26 December 1900, the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor within the distant Outer Hebrides with aid lighthouse males and clean provisions. Staffed by means of 3 keepers, the lighthouse have been in operation for a 12 months, however it were famous that no mild were visible from Eilean Mor for ten days. Upon arrival, the superintendent, Robert Muirhead, discovered the lighthouse to be thoroughly abandoned, and a next seek of the encompassing island didn't express any signal of what occurred to the keepers.
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Shelley Haley, a professor of classics at Hamilton College, has written a vivid account of how she, a black woman, has come to believe in Cleopatra's African ancestry. was black, Haley replied that her own studies in the Classics had shown her that Cleopatra was Greek. 72 Some years later, Haley found herself teaching a class at Howard University that made the same assertions about Cleopatra that her grandmother had made. " None of her instructors had pointed out that the identity of Cleopatra's grandmother was unknown.
22 NOT OUT OF AFRICA By now it should be clear that Diop has supplied his readers only with selected and to some extent distorted information. When he reports what the Egyptian priests told Diodorus, he says nothing about the Greeks' own earlier accounts of their origins. Nor does he advise his readers to remember that in any case all of these stories are myths, not history. As such, they cannot provide the precise information about the timing of events or the movements of peoples that we would now like to possess.
But as we have seen, recent archaeological discoveries suggest that the Hyksos came from Greece to Egypt rather than vice-versa, and the proposed etymology of hiketis from Hyksos simply does not work. 23 If anyone could prove to the satisfaction of other scholars that a large numbe~ of Greek words were derived from Egyptian, he or she would be credited with a new and important discovery. But vague similarities do not prove any connection between words. D. Linguists have long since noted the relatively few words of Egyptian origin that have made their way into Greek.