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By Charlotte Gerlings

From Fra Angelico to Francisco Zurbaran, from the masters of the Renaissance to the summary expressionists, this lavishly illustrated quantity showcases the main influential Western artists from 800 years of artwork background, including:

• Michelangelo
• Salvador Dali
• Mary Cassatt
• Edgar Degas
• Pablo Picasso

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When the film is developed, the fol­ lowing picture would emerge: everything that is in a radius of about 5,000 miles of Cairo is reproduced correctly. be­ cause it lies directly below the lens. But the countries and continents become increasingy distorted the farther we move our eyes from the center of the picture. Why is this? " South America, for example, appears strangely distorted lengthways, exactly as it does on the Piri Reis maps! And exactly as it does on the photographs taken from the American lunar probes.

What sort of creatures were they, these "giants"? Were they our forefathers, who built the gigantic buildings and effortlessly manhandled the monoliths, or were they technically skilled space travelers from another star? One thing is cer­ tain. The Bible speaks of "giants" and describes them as "sons of God," and these "sons of God" breed with the daugh­ ters of men and multiply. We are given a very exciting and detailed account of the catastrophe of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19: 1-28. Two angels came to Sodom in the evening when father Lot was sitting near the town gate.

Or does the whole account in Exodus come from the Epic of Gilgamesh? Even that is possible. After all, Moses is supposed to have been brought up in the Egyptian royal household. Perhaps he had access to the library or acquired knowledge of ancient secrets during those years. Perhaps we ought to query our Old Testament dating, too, because there is a good deal to support the fact that David, who lived much later, fought with a giant with six fingers and six toes in his day (2 Samuel 2 1 : 1 8-22).

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