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The Penguin Atlas of historic historical past illustrates in a chronological sequence of maps, the evolution and flux of races in Europe, the Mediterranean region and the close to East. From 50,000 B.C. to the fourth century A.D., it really is the most profitable of the bestselling historic atlas sequence.

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37 T, years 1. Fire 1250 3. Speech 1000 6. Lever 750 15. Printing 9 - Wheel 500 12 - Alphabet 22. Internet 250 «New Era» 0 2500 5000 7500 t, years Fig. 1. 2 t Reliably dated intervals (periods ¹¹ 15-22, from 1500 AD) are shown as solid black line The numbers of the periods are marked by figures. The modern epidemiology strictly insists that the epidemics can not last in a region longer than ten, not to mention one hundred, years (for instance, the famous «Spanish flu» in the 20th century lasted about two years: 1918 – 1919).

No less strange are those sacred edifices of Western Europe which still preserve the architectural features of the 13th — 14th centuries – like the baptisteria of Florence and Pisa. These are actually roofed pools divided into sections and designed for mass baptism. These are functional structures, not monuments, built in those times when there was a real need in mass baptism, not individual, like now. It means that in Western Europe Christianity became the religion of the masses not in the 4th century but after the 14th century.

Compass. The globe. Cartography. Arithmetic. Distillation. Ethanol. Sulfuric Acid. 16 7100 1600 80 Coal as power source. Bricks production. Glass-blowing. Magnifying glass. Eye glasses. Pinion. Spring. Drill bit. 17 7200 1700 60 Pendulum. Mechanical clock. Optical navigation instruments. Piston pump. Worm-gear. Jack. Thermometer. Hand arms. 18 7300 1800 40 Metal rolling. Steam engines. Oil refinery. Vaccination. Chromatic music row. 19 7350 1850 30 Direct current. Telegraph. Photography. Railway transport.

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