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Abydos carvings

Abydos, 1848 – In this ancient city in Egypt, the temple of Seti I was discovered. On one of the ceilings of the temple, strange hieroglyphs were found that sparked a debate between Egyptologists.
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Sierra National Forest

Sierra National Forest is renowned for its mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. It is located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada range, between Yosemite and the Sequoia-Kings Canyon national parks near Fresno, California. The forest comprises more than 1.3 million acres of thick foliage at elevations between 900 and 13,986 feet (Mount Humphrey) above sea level.
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Mary II

Mary II married William, Prince of Orange, in 1677 - eleven years before the 1688 Revolution. She was the eldest daughter of James II and his first wife Anne Hyde, the daughter of Edward Hyde, the 1 st Earl of Clarendon. Contemporary accounts write of Mary as being tall and beautiful. They never had children - Mary miscarried twice in 1678 and she was incapable of having children after this.
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Royal Coats of Arms

Royal Coats of Arms were first linked to Richard I (1189 to 1199). Richard's coat of arms consisted of three gold lions (guardant) on a red shield. This coat of arms was simply known as 'England'. This format has been on all royal coats of arms since his reign and was used unchanged by John (1199 to 1216), Henry III (1216 to 1272), Edward I (1272 to 1307) and Edward II (1307 to 1327).
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