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Interlude: "Did orthodox church dogma suggest Earth was created about 4,000 B. Not only the first people, the first civilizations, the first languages, the first calendars, the first monuments, the first governments and religions, but after about 4,000 B. one can find nearly every Biblical event [thus all of Earth's history]. Unfortunately, this long-held popular paradigm has seriously warped a modern view of the ancient world by attributing post-4,000 B. dates to the oldest civilizations and world cultures on the planet.[NP] The small Neolithic sandstone human figurine is believed to be up to 5,000 years old. He was especially worshipped on the island, and king Minos was considered his son.[....]"[Based on: BBC News article (Scotland's 'earliest face' found) - Page last updated at GMT, Friday, 21 August 2009 UK] *Link: Trivia / Minoan Civilization - "Bronze Age civilization, centring on the island of Crete. It is divided into three periods: the early Minoan period [c.3000-2200 B. The island has many myths surrounding it: here, the Minotaur was defeated by Theseus, Daedalus and Icarus worked here.At the end of the second millennium the Canaanite and Aramaic groups emerged within Northwest Semitic.In the south, differences developed among the Arabic (North Arabian), South Arabian, and Ethiopic.Reportedly, Minoan cities were unwalled." [Link: 1] 3,000 B. - Division / Semitic Language - "[....] A common view is that the first division within Semitic happened before 3000 BCE, separating Northeast Semitic (Akkadian) from the rest.It seems likely that before 2000 BCE West Semitic had already split into two branches, Northern and Southern.
[....] The Collud and Zarpn temples are from a time of consolidation of high civilisation in northern Peru, whereas the nearby temple of Ventarrn, which last year it was discovered to be 4500 years old, is from a time when the first civilisations were only just beginning to form.[NP] The three archaeological complexes that cover an area of 40km2 en total, formed part of an ancient centre of civilisation in the valley of Lambayeque, 'that was one of the largest of the Peruvian coast, with the best water engineering and best soil quality', explains Ignacio.""An alternate name for Canaan, especially for cities along the shore, was Phoenicia.This was used by the Greeks from their word for purple, because in later centuries a purple dye was manufactured there.The culture is named after the modern town of Longshan (lit. [NP] 'We also know through text from the old archives in Mesopotamia that Oman, or Magan as it was referred to in ancient times, played an important role as an exporter,' Al Sabri added.'Dragon Mountain') in the east of the area under the administration of Jinan, Shandong Province, where the first archaeological find (in 1928) and excavation (in 19) of this culture took place at the Chengziya Archaeological Site. [....]"[Based on: gulfnews article (5,000-year-old burial sites discovered in Sohar / An area of 600sqkm has been covered and many new sites have been found, expert says) - Staff Report, Published: December 11, 2011]- Valley of Lambayeque / Peru - "Two ancient temples thought to be about 3,000 years old, from the time when high civilisation established itself in northern Peru, have been uncovered in the archaeological complex of Collud-Zarpn.