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They have a history that dates back to almost 9, 000 years! After the New Kingdom, the pharaoh's role as a spiritual intermediary was de-emphasized as religious customs shifted to direct worship of the gods. They used mathematics to build the dwellings in very symmetrical designs. Metal was correspondingly scarce, much of it being used for prestige rather than everyday purposes. The history of modern nations such as the United States, mirrors Rome to a "T".

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