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Wheel. Hand-held mill. Spindle. Distaff. Lye. Steeping in lye. Tar. Tarring. Axle. Carriage. 10 6050-6300 800 250 Water mill. Horse. Milk cattle. Red heat. Melting. Brass. Forging works. Sword. Potter’s lathe. Hieroglyphs. 11 6300-6500 1000 200 Coal in metallurgy. White heat. Iron. Windmill. Rowlock. Barreling. Horse riding. 12 6500-6660 1160 160 Alphabetical writing. Education. Harness. Skin and hides treatment. Sail. Belt-drive. Hand Drill. Melted ceramics, non-transparent glass. Xebec. 13 6660-6800 1300 140 Cavalry, horse-driven transport.

From the point of view of natural sciences it is absurd. When studying numerous wars historians often forget the economic axiom, that all wars which ever took place – were a struggle for the control over natural resources and routes of their transportation, starting from the riches of the Promised Land in the Bible and ending with the oil of the Persian Gulf not far from that very land. Here we give only a very small part of those examples when the traditional history contradicts the data of natural sciences.

This landscape closely matches the biblical description. But how could the Moses’ people on foot, pursued by the cavalry, without boats get from Sicily to Calabry across the strait of Messina? The very mentioning of the cavalry means that the described events took place not earlier than in the 13th century. It should be reminded now that by the end of the 15th century it grew significantly colder on the Earth – the average temperature fell nearly by 6 degrees, the ocean level was lower by approximately 10-12 meters.

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