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We gratefully acknowledge the use of material from "A History of Art": General Editor Sir Lawrence Gowling (1995), an outstanding work of reference which we highly recommend to all art lovers. • For the main index, see: Homepage. It’s a more competitive, more kinetic game. Construction of well-planned cities by using bricks, and proper drainage system are the main features of this civilization. The characteristic sound of a key worrying in the lock stole into my ears.

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