Betrayers of the Truth: Fraud and Deceit in the Halls of by NICHOLAS WADE WILLIAM BROAD

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This was likely the southwest corner of ancient Nineveh (near modern Nimrud, southeast of Mosul). Eighteen miles (29 km) further on (just north of Mosul) they passed a long abandoned fortress called Mespila. Scholars believe this was northwest section of Nineveh, whose circuit was said to have been 56 miles (90 km). The Greeks were frustrated in their attempts to cross the Tigris because of its depth and breadth. Furthermore, just north of Jezirah, the Carducians hills hung sheer over its course, making passage along the banks impossible.

He also claimed that further north was a region of semicongealed water that was neither earth properly so-called, nor sea, nor sky, but rather a mixture of all three resembling a “sea lung” (jellyfish) upon which one could neither walk nor sail. The location of Thule has remained cloaked in controversy. Nevertheless, because of the generally high quality of his observations, one is inclined to believe Pytheas went just beyond 61°N, where 19-hour days occur. This suggests the Shetland Islands or the area of Bergan, Norway, as prime candidates.

D. 699 Xerxes, king of Persia. ) As Ahura-Mazda provided a heavenly order, Darius sought to ensure the earthly order through what was by far the most efficiently organized empire up to its time. He set out to establish a system of justice that would be uniform throughout the empire, yet would also take into account local customs. Under his legal reforms, the provinces had two types of courts: one to administer law under the Persian legal code and one to deal with local matters according to the local system.

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