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Like Joshua Raising His Arms

ShareTweet The first Mormons to make it out to the deserts of the southwest gave the name “Joshua” to the desert tree because is reminded them of the biblical character who stretched his arms to God. The Joshua tree is … Continue reading

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A Map of the Face of the World

ShareTweet Hidden away in a Turkish museum is a gazelle-hide map from the 16th century. Called the Piri Reis map after its maker Captain Piri, this map contains details of one third of the globe with a geographical accuracy far … Continue reading

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