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Chapter 10

      Woe unto you that make unrighteous laws, and devise things, which be hard for to keep: where through the poor are oppressed, on every side, and the innocents of my people are therewith robbed of judgement: that widows may be your prey, and that ye may rob the fatherless. What will ye do in the time of the visitation and destruction, that shall come from far? To whom will ye run for help? Or to whom will ye give your honor, that he may keep it? That ye come not among the prisoners, or lie among the dead? After all this shall not the wrath of the Lord cease, but yet shall his hand be stretched out still.
      Woe be unto Assur, which is the staff of my wrath, in whos hand is the rod of my punishment. For I will send him among those hypocratish people, among the people that have deserved my disfavor shall I send him: that he may utterly rob them, spoil them, and tread them down like the mire of the street. Howbeit, his meaning is not so, neither thinketh his heart of this fashion. But he imagineth only, how he may overthrow and destroy much people, for he saith: Are not my princes all Kings? Is not Calno as easy to win, as Charchamis? Is it harder to conquer *Antiochia then Arphad? or is it lighter to over come *Damascus then *Samaria? As woe say: I were able to win the kingdom of the Idolaters and their gods, but not Jerusalem and Samaria. Shall I not do unto *Jerusalem and her Images, as I did unto *Samaria and her Images?
      Wherefore the Lord sayeth: As soon as I have performed my whole work upon the hill of Sion and Jerusalem, then will I also visit the noble and stout king of Assiria, with his wisdom and pride. For he standeth thus in his own conceit: This do I through the power of my own hand, and through my wisdom: For I am wise, I am he that remove the lands of the people, I rob their princes: and ( like one of the worthies) I drive them from their high seats. My hand hath found out the Hosts of the people, as it were a nest. And like as eggs, that were layed here and there, are gathered together: So do I gather all countries. And there is no man, that dare be so bold, as to touch a feather, that dare open his mouth, or once whisper.
      But doth the axe boast itself, against him that heweth therewith? or doth the saw make any cracking, against him that ruleth it? That were even like, as if the rod did exalt itself against him that beareth it: or as though the staff should magnify itself, as who say: it were not wood. Therefore shall the Lord of hosts send him poverty in his riches, and burn up his power, as it were with a fire. But the light Israel shall be that fire, and his Sanctuary shall be the flame, and it shall kindle, and burn up his thorns and briers in one day. Yee all that glory of his woods and fields shall be consumed with *body and *soul. As for himself, he shall be as one chased away. The trees also of his field will be of such a number that a child may tell them.
      After that day shall the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, seek no more comfort at him that smote them, but shall comfort themselves with faithfulness and truth in the Lord, the holy one of Israel. The remnant, yee and the Posterity of Jacob, shall convert unto God the mighty one. For though thy people ( O Israel ) be as the sand of the sea, yet shall but the remnant of them only convert unto him. Perfect is the judgement of him that floweth in righteousness, and therefore the Lord of Hosts shall perfectly fulfil the thing, that he hath determined in the midst of the whole world. Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Hosts: Thou my people, that dwellest in Sion, be not afraid for the king of the Assirians: He shall wag his staff at thee, yee and beat thee with the rod, as the Egyptians did some time: But soon after, shall my wrath and mine indignation be fulfilled against their blasphemes.
      Moreover the Lord of Hosts shall prepare a scourge for him, like as was the punishment of Madian upon the mount of Oreb. And he shall lift up his rod over the sea, as he did sometime over the Egyptians. The shall his burden be taken from thy shoulders, and his yoke from thy neck, yee the same yoke shall be corrupt for very fatness. He shall come to Aiath, and go through toward Migron. But at Machmas shall he muster his Host, and go over the fiord. Gabaah will be their resting place, Rhamah shall be afraid, Gabaah Saul shall flee away. The voice of the noise of thy horses, (O daughter of Gallim ) shall be heard unto Laish and to Anathoth, which also shall be in trouble. Madmena shall tremble for fear, but the citizens Gabin are manly, yet shall he remain at Nob that day. After that, shall he lift up his hand against the mount Sion, against the hill of Jerusalem. But see, the Lord God of Hosts shall take away the proud from thence, with fear. He shall hew down the proud, and fell the high minded. The thorns of the wood shall be rooted out with iron, and Libanus shall have a mighty fall.


*Antiochia (kjv and other bibles of man = Hamath)
*Damascus then *Samaria? (reversed in kjv and other bibles of man )
shall be consumed with *body and *soul. * (reversed in kjv and other bibles of man )
Shall I not do unto *Jerusalem and her Images, as I did unto *Samaria and her Images? * (reversed in kjv and other bibles of man )



Chapter 11

      After this there shall come a rod forth of the Kindred of Jesse, and a blossom out of his root. The spirit of the Lord shall light it: the spirit of wisdom, and understanding: the spirit of counsel, and strength: the spirit of knowledge, and of the fear of God: and shall make him fervent in the fear of God.
      For he shall not give sentence, after the thing that shall be brought before his eyes, neither reprove a matter at the first hearing: but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and with holiness shall he *reform the simple of the world.
      He shall smite the world with the staff of his mouth, and with the breath of his mouth shall he slay the wicked. Righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, truth and faithfulness, the girding up of his reins. Then shall the wolf dwell with the lamb, and the Leopard shall lie down by the goat. Bullocks, Lions and cattle shall keep company together, so that a little child shall drive them forth. The cow and the Bear shall feed together, and their young ones shall lie together. The Lion shall eat straw like the ox, or the cow. The child while he sucketh, shall *have a desire to the serpents nest, and when he is weaned, he shall put his hand in to the Cockatrice den. No man shall do evil to another, no man shall destroy another, in all the hill of my Sanctuary. For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, even as though the water of the sea flowed over the earth.
      Then shall the gentiles enquirer after the root of Jesse,( which shall be set up for a token unto the Gentiles ) for his dwelling shall be glorious. At the same time shall the Lord take in hand again, to conquer the remnant of his people,( which are left alive ) From the Assirians, Egyptians, Arabians, Morians, Elamites, Caldeies, Antiochians and Islands of the sea. And he shall set up a token among the Gentiles, and gather together the dispersed of Israel, yee and the out casts of Juda from the four corners of the earth. The hatred of Ephraim and the enmity of Judah shall be clean rooted out. Ephraim shall bear no evil will to Judah, and Judah shall not hate Ephraim: but they both together shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the West: and spoil them together that dwell toward the East. The Idumites and the Moabites shall let their hands fall, and the Ammonites shall be obedient unto them.
      The Lord also shall cleave the tongues of the Egyptians sea, and with a mighty wind shall he lift up his hand over the Nilus, and shall smite his seven streams and make men go over dryshod. And thus shall he make a way for his people, that remaineth from the Assirians, what time they departed out of the land of Egypt.


and with holiness shall he *reform ( kjv and other bibles of man = reprove ) the simple of the world. shall *have a desire to the serpents nest (kjv and other bibles of man = play on the hole of the asp)



Chapter 12

      So that then thou shalt say: O' Lord, I thank thee, for thou wast displeased at me, but thou hast refrained thy wrath, and hast mercy upon me. Behold, God is my health, in whom I trust, and am not afraid. For the Lord *God is my strength, and my praise, he also shall be my refuge. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of the *Savioure, and then shall ye say: Lets us give thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his name, and declare his counsels among the people, and keep them in remembrance, for his name is excellent. O sing praises unto the Lord, for he doth great things, as it is known in all the world. Cry out, and be glad, thou that dwellest in Sion, for great is thy prince: the holy one of Israel.


Lord *God (kjv and other bibles of man change = JEHOVAH) is my strength *Savioure, (kjv and other bibles of man change = salvation.)



Chapter 13

       This is the heavy burden of Babylon, which Esai the son of Amos did see. Make some tokens to the high hills, call unto them, hold up your hand, that the Princes may go in at the door. For I will send for my deputies and my giants ( sayeth the Lord )and in my wrath I will call for such, as triumph in my glory.
      With that , me thought I heard in the mountains, a noise, like as it had been a great people: and a rushing, as though the Kingdoms of all nations had come together. ( And the Lord of Hosts was the Captain of the whole army ) As they had come not only out of far countries, but also from the ends of the heavens: Even the Lord himself with the ministers of his wrath, to destroy the whole land. Mourn therefore, for the day of the Lord is at hand, and cometh as a destroyer from the Almighty. Then shall all hands be letten down, and all mens hearts shall melt away, they shall stand in fear, carelessness and sorrow shall come upon them, and they shall have pain, as a woman that travaileth with child. One shall ever be abashed of another, and their faces shall burn like the flame.
      For lo, the day of the Lord shall come, terrible, full of indignation and wrath: to make the land waste, and to root out the sin thereof. For the stars and *planets of heaven shall not give their light, the sun shall be quenched *in the rising, and the moon will not shine with his light. And I will punish the wickedness of the world, and the sins of the ungodly, sayeth the Lord. The high stomachs of the proud will I take away, and will lay down the boasting of the tyrants. I will make a man dearer than fine gold, and a man to be more worth, than a golden wedge of Ophir. Moreover I will so shake the heaven, that the earth shall remove out of her place.
      Thus shall it go with Babylon in the wrath of the Lord of Hosts in the day of his fearful indignation. And Babylon shall be as an hunted or chased doe, and as a flock without a shepherd. Every man shall turn to his own people, and flee each one into his own land. Who so is found alone, shall be shot through: And who so gather together, shall be destroyed with the sword. Their children shall be slain before their eyes, their houses spoiled, and their wives ravished. For lo, I shall bring up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver, nor be desirous of gold. Then shall young mens bows be snapped asunder. The Medes shall have no pity upon women with chid, and their faces shall not spare the children. And Babylon ( that glory of Kingdoms and beauty of the Caldees honor ) shall be destroyed, even as God destroyed Sodom and Gomorra. It shall never be more inhabited, neither shall there be any more dwelling place there, from generation to generation.
      The Arabians shall make no more tents there, neither shall the shepherds make their folds there any more: but wild beasts shall lay there, and the houses shall be full of great Owls. Ostriches shall dwell there, and *apes shall dance there: the little owls shall cry in the palaces, one after another, and Dragons shall be in their pleasant parlors. And as for Babylons time it is at hand, and her days may not be long absent:


*planets (kjv and other bibles of man = constellations; again asstrology of the greek egyptians) *in the rising, (kjv and other bibles of man = in his going forth) and *apes (kjv and other bibles of man = satyrs) * satyrs are mythology of the greeks ie ..text of greek rather than Hebrew was used make the “bibles of man” also see 100 and 100’s of other proofs found throughout the text.



Chapter 14

      But the lord will be merciful unto Jacob, and take up Israel again, and set them in their own land. Strangers shall cleave unto them, and get them to the house of Jacob. They shall take the people, and carry them home with them. And the house of Israel shall have them in possession for servants and maidens in the land of the Lord. They shall take those prisoners, whose captives they had been afore: and rule those that had oppressed them. When the Lord shall bring thee to rest, from the travail, fear, and hard bondage that thou wast ladened with all: Then thou shalt use this mocking upon the King of Babylon, and say: How happeneth that the oppressor leaveth off? Is the golden tribute come to an end? Doubtless the Lord hath broken the staff of the ungodly, and the scepter of the lordly. Which when he is wroth smiteth the people with durable strokes, and in his wonders he persecuteth them, and tameth them continually. And therefore the whole world is at rest and quietness, and men sing for joy.
      Yee, even the fir trees and the Cedars of Libanus rejoice at your fall, saying: Now that thou art laid down, there come no more up to destroy us. Hell also trembleth at thy coming, all mighty men and Princes of the earth, step forth before thee. All Kings of the earth, stand up from their seats, that they may all ( one after another ) sing and speak unto thee. Art thou wounded also as we? art thou become like unto us? Thy pomp and thy pride is gone down to hell: Moths shall be layed under thee, and worms *shall be thy covering.
      *Now art thou fallen from heaven,( O Lucifer ) thou fair morning child? hast thou gotten a fall even to the ground, thou that ( not withstanding ) didest subdue the people? And yet thou thoughtest in thine heart: I will climb up into heaven, and make my seat above the stars of God, I will sit upon the glorious mount toward the North, I will climb up above the clouds, and will be like the highest of all. Yet dare I lay, that thou shalt be brought down to the deep of hell. They that see thee, shall narrowly look upon thee, and think in themselves, saying: Is this the man, that brought all lands in fear, and made the kingdoms afraid: Is this he that made the world in a manner waste, and layed the cities to the ground, which let not his prisoners go home?
      Now happeneth it, that the Kings of all people lie, every one at home in his own palace, with worship, and thou art cast out of thy grave like a wild branch: like as dead mens raiment that are shot through with the sword: as they that go down to the stones of the deep: as a dead corpse that is trodden under feet: and are not buried with them? Even because that thou hast not wasted thy land, and destroyed thy people. For the generation of the wicked shall be without honor, forever. There shall away be sought to destroy their children, for their fathers wickedness: They shall not rise up again to possess the land, and fill the world with castles and towns.
      I will stand up against them, ( saith the Lord of hosts ) and root out the name and generation of Babylon ( saith the Lord ) and will give it to the Otters, and will make water puddles of it. and I will sweep it with the *besom of destruction, saith the Lord of Hosts. The Lord of Hosts hath sworn an oath, saying: It shall come to pass as I have determined: and shall be fulfilled as I have devised. The Assyrians shall be destroyed in my land, and upon my mountains will I tread them under foot. Where through his yoke shall be taken from your shoulders. This devise hath God taken through the whole world, and thus his hand stretched out over all the people. For if the Lord of Hosts determines a thing, who will disannul it? And if he stretch forth his hand, who will hold it in again?
      The same year that King Ahaz died, God threatened by Esai on this manner: Rejoice not ( thou whole Palestina ) as though the rod of him that beateth thee were broken: For out of the serpents root, there shall wax a cockatrice, and the fruit shall be a fiery *worm. But the poor shall feed of the best things, and the simple shall dwell in safety. Thy roots shall I destroy with hunger, and it shall slay thy remnant. Mourn yee ports, weep ye cities, and fear thou ( O whole Palestina ) for there shall come from the North a smoke, whos power no man may abide. Who shall then maintain the messages of the Gentiles? But the Lord stablishes Sion, and the poor of my people shall put their trust in him.


*shall be thy covering. Note this word "covering"; there is..Yet one covering, our Lord and redeemer Christ unto our father God only. RN
*Now art thou fallen from heaven,( O Lucifer ) thou fair morning child? (kjv and other bibles of man = son of the morning.) *besom (broom) *worm. (kjv and other bibles of man = flying serpent)



Chapter 15

      This is the heavy burden upon Moab: Ar of Moab was destroyed ( as me thought ) in the night season: The walls of Moab perished in the night, and vanished away: They went to Bajth, and Dibon in the high places, for to weep: Moab did mourn from Nebo to Medba: All their heads were polled, and all their beards were shaven. In their streets were they girded about with sackcloth. In all the tops of their houses and streets was there nothing, but mourning and weeping. Hesebon and Eleale cried, that their voice was heard unto Jahaz. The worthies also of Moab bleared and cried for very sorrow of their minds: Woe is my heart for Moabs sake. They fled unto the city of Zoar, which is like a fair fruitful bullock, they went up to Luhith, weeping. The way toward Horonaim was full of lamentation for the hurt. The waters of Nimrim were dried up, the grass was withered, and the herbs destroyed, and what necessary green thing there was beside. In like manner the thing that was left them of their substance, they carried it by the water to Araby. The cry went over the whole land of Moab: from Eglaim unto Beer, was there nothing but mourning. The waters of Dimon were full of blood, for the enemy had sent thither a bond of men, which as a lion lay and wait for the remnant of the land, and for them that were escaped.



Chapter 16

      Then sent the Lords of the land a man of war, from the rock that lieth toward the desert, unto the hill of the daughter of Zion. ( For as for the daughters of Moab, they were as it had been a trembling bird, that is put out of her nest, by the fury of Arnon. ) which messenger said : gather your counsel, come together, cover us with your shadow in the midday, as the night doth: hide the chased, and *bewray not them that are fled, let the persecuted Moabites dwell among you, be our open refuge against the destroyer: for the adversary oppresseth us, the robber undoeth us, and the tyrant driveth us out of our land. But the throne of your kingdom is full of grace, therefore he that sitteth upon it with faithfulness and truth in the house of David, know the thing, and do his diligence to help shortly, according to equity and righteousness. As for the Moabs pride ( shall they answer ) it is well known. And all though they be excellent proud, arrogant and high minded: yet is their strength nothing like. And therefore Moab complaineth to Moab, where through they come all to mourn: and now that they be smitten, they take their devise beneath by the brick wall, and make their complaint.
      The suburbs of Hesebon were made waste, and the Princes of the Gentiles hewed down the vineyards of Sibma, which were planted with noble grapes, and spread unto Jazer, and went unto the end of the desert, whose branches stretched their selves forth beyond the sea. Therefore I mourned for Jazer, and for the vineyards of Sibma with great sorrow. I poured my tears upon Hesebon and Eleale, for all their songs were layed down, in their harvest and gathering of their grapes: Mirth and cheer was gone out of the field and vineyards, in so much, that no man was glad ner song. There went no treader into the winepress, their merry cheer was layed down. Wherefore my belly rumbled ( as it had been a lute ) for Moabs sake, and mine inward members, for the brick walls sake. For it happened thus also: when Moab saw that she was turned upside down: she went up high in to her Sanctuary, to make her prayer there, but she might not be helped. This is the devise, which the Lord took in hand at the time against Moab. But now the Lord sayeth thus: In three years shall the power of Moab with their pomp ( which is great ) be minished, like as the burden of a hired servant. And as for the remnant of them, they shall be less than a few, and not reckoned much worth.


*bewray (disclose or betray)



Chapter 17

      This is the heavy burden upon Damascus: Behold, Damascus shall be no more a city, but a heap of broken stones. The cities of Aroer shall be waste: the cattle shall live there, and no man shall *fraye them away. Ephraim shall no more be strong, and Damascus shall no more be a Kingdom. As for the remnant of the Syrians, it shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the Lord of Hosts. At that time shall the glory of Jacob be very poor, and his fatness lean. It shall happen to them, as when one sheareth in the harvest, which cutteth his hand full with the sickle, and when one gathereth the sheaves together in the valley, of Raphaim, there remaineth yet some ears over: Or as when one shaketh an olive tree, which sendeth but two or three olive berries above in the top, and four or five in the branches. Thus the Lord God of Israel hath spoken.
      Then shall man convert again unto his maker, and turn his eyes to the holy one of Israel. And shall not turn to the altars that are the work of his own hands, neither shall he look upon *groves and images, which his fingers have wrought. At the same time shall their strong cities be desolate, like as were once the forsaken plows and corn, which they forsook, for fear of the children of Israel.
      So shalt thou ( O Damascus ) be desolate, because thou hast forgotten God thy *Saviour, and hast not called to remembrance the rock of thy strength. Wherefore thou hast also set a fair plant, and grafted a strange branch. In the day when thou didest plant it, it was great, and gave soon the fruit of thy seed: But in the day of harvest, thou shalt reap an heap of sorrows and miseries.
      Woe to the multitude of much people, that rush in like the sea, and to the heap of folk, that run over all like great waters. For though so many people increase as the flowing waters and though they be armed, yet they flee far off, and vanish away like the dust with the wind upon an hill, and as the whirlwind through a storm. Though they be fearful at night, yet in the morning it is gone with them. This is their portion, that do us harm, and heritage of them, that rob us.


*fraye (scare)
*groves; these groves are men, signified as trees, RN
*Saviour (kjv and other bibles of man = salvation)



Chapter 18

      Woe be unto the land of *flying ships, which is this side the flood of Ethiopia: which sendeth her message over the sea in ships of reeds upon the water: and sayeth go soon, and do your message unto a strange and hard folk: to a fearful people, and to a people that is further than this: to a desperate and *pilled folk, whose land is divided from us with rivers of water. Yee all ye that sit in the compass of the world, and dwell upon the earth: when the token shall be given upon the mountains, then look up: and when the horn bloweth, then harken to, for thus hath the Lord said unto me. I lay me down, and pondered the matter in my house, at the Noon day when it was hot: And there fell a misting shower, like a dew, as it happeneth in Harvest. But the fruits were not yet ripe cut off, and the grapes were but young and green. Then one smote off, the grapes with an hook, yee he hewed down also the boughs and the branches, and did cast them away. And thus they were layed waste, for the fowls of the mountains, and for the beasts of the earth together. So that the fowls sat there upon, and the beasts of the earth wintered there. Then shall there be a present brought to the Lord of Hosts: even that hard folk, that fearful folk, and that further is then this: that desperate and pilled folk ( whose land is divided from us with floods of water ) unto the place of the name of the Lord of Hosts: even unto the hill of Sion.


* *flying ships, this is exactly as it is written. *pilled; to be under extortion, extorted from: "what ever the market will bear" comes to mind. RN



Chapter 19

      This is the heavy burden upon Egypt: Behold, the Lord will ride upon a swift cloud, and come into Egypt. And the gods of Egypt shall tremble at his coming, and the heart of Egypt shall quake within her. For thus sayeth the Lord: I will stir up the Egyptians one against the other among themselves, so that one shall be ever against another, and one Kingdom against another. And Egypt shall be choked in herself. When they ask counsel at their gods, at their Prophets, at their soothsayers and witches: then will I bring their counsel to naught.

      I will deliver Egypt also into the hands of grievous rulers, and a cruel King shall have the rule of them. The water of the sea shall be drawn out, Nilus shall stink away, and be drunk up. The rivers also shall be drawn out, the wells shall decrease and dry away. Reed and rush shall fail, the grass by the waters side or upon the river bank, yee and whatsoever is sown by the waters, shall be withered, destroyed, and brought to naught. The fishers shall mourn, and all such as cast *angles in the water, shall complain, and they that spread their nets in the water, shall be fain hearted. Such as labor upon flax and silk, shall come to poverty, and they also that weave fine works. All the *pounds of Egypt, all the policy of their Moats and ditches shall come to naught.
      Yee the indiscreet Princes of Zoan, the counsel of the wise Senators of Pharaoh, shall turn to foolishness: Those that dare boast and say of Pharaos behalf: I am come of wise people, I am come of the old regal Progeny. But where are now thy wise men? Let them tell thee and show thee, what the Lord of Hosts hath taken in hand against Egypt. Fools are those Princes of Zoan, and proud are the Princes of Noph: yee they deceive Egypt with their nobility of their flock. For the Lord hath made Egypt drunken with the spirit of error, and they shall use it in all matters: even like as a drunken man goeth spewing about. For Egypt shall lack good counsel, so that they shall know not what to do, neither beginning nor end, neither upon the land ner water. Then shall the Egyptians be like women, afraid and astounded, at the lifting up of the head, which the Lord of Hosts shall lift up over them. The land of Juda shall also make the Egyptians afraid, who so doth but speak upon it, shall put them in fear: And that because of the counsel, which the Lord of Hosts hath devised against them. Then shall the five cities of Egypt speak with the *Canaanites tongue, and swear by the Lord of Hosts, and *Heliopolis shall be one of them. At the same time shall the Lord of hosts have an altar in the midst of the land of Egypt, with this title thereby: Unto the Lord. This shall be a token or testimony unto the Lord of Hosts in the land of Egypt, when they shall cry unto him, because of those that oppress them: that he shall send them a Captain and a Saviour to deliver them.
      Moreover, Egypt shall be brought unto the Lord, and the Egyptians shall also know the Lord at the same time: they shall do him reverence with peace offerings, and with meat offerings: they shall promise him offerings: yee and pay him also. Thus the Lord shall smite Egypt, and heal it again: and so shall they turn to the Lord, and he also shall have mercy upon them, and save them. Then shall there be a common way out of Egypt into Assyria. The Assyrians shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptians into Assyria. The Egyptians also and the Assyrians shall both have one Gods service. Then shall Israel with honor be the third to Egypt and Assur. And the Lord of Hosts shall bless them, saying: Blessed is my people of the Egyptians, Assur is the work of my hands, but Israel is mine inheritance.


*Canaanites tongue; this from the Hebrew, is the language of merchants.
*angles (hooks) *exactly as in the original *pounds (ponds) of Egypt
*Heliopolis; this city is not found in all the kjv even from 1611 to the present. From the references :HeAliAopAoAlis 1. An ancient city of northern Egypt in the Nile River delta north of modern Cairo. It was the center of worship of the sun god Ra until the rise of Thebes (c. 2100 B.C.). Its importance as a historical repository with famed schools of philosophy and astronomy declined after the founding of Alexandria in the fourth century B.C. Two of its obelisks, both known as Cleopatras Needle, are now in London and in New York Citys Central Park. RN

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