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A Journey to the Center of the Earth

Corycian Cave: Arima, couch of Typhoeus:

"there in earth's secret places. For there she has her cave on the underside of a hollow rock, far from the immortal gods, and far from all mortals. There the gods ordained her a fabulous home to live in which she keeps underground among the Arimoi, grisly Ekhidna."


Wheat was a key factor enabling the emergence of city-based societies at the start of civilization because it was one of the first crops that could be easily cultivated on a large scale, and had the additional advantage of yielding a harvest that provides long-term storage of food.
"I saw seven lean cows which rose out of the river and devoured seven fat cows! and, I saw seven withered ears of grain which devoured seven fat ears!"The archaeological record suggests that