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See the far away before it’s gone away

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts_in_la/article/see_the_far_away_before_its_gone_away

When we visit sites of early civilization — Athens, Rome, Jerusalem, Angkor Wat, Pompeii, Machu Picchu or Petra — ancient wisdom seems like ancient history, evidence of a culture that no longer exists. It is very easy to believe that we have evolved, that modern society has progressed. But the real loss remains elusive: What might we have learned from these extinct peoples?

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