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The Ficus Sycomorus, Sycamore Fig 20210711_125950

The Ficus Sycomorus, Sycamore Fig

July 8th 2021
The Ficus sycomorus, Sycamore Fig is a tree native to Africa and the Middle East. It is appreciated for its fruit and its shade. In Ancient Egypt, the light and resistant wood of the Sycamore figure tree was used for the construction of the sarcophagi. The wood was also used to extract stone blocks from the rock. The shape of the block to be extracted was drawn and holes were made along the ... read more
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Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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