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#wellhellzbellz Have to get real if we want the truth.

Wait, Wut?!!
#Pharaoh #wellhellzbellz #Egypt #Cleopatra

➡️Cleopatra, 30 BC, was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, marking the end of the Pharaohs.

➡️After the death of Cleopatra, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire, marking the end of the Hellenistic period.
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🚨Why is 20th Aug imp?

20 August 636, a battle that changed history

Between Byzantines & Muslims at Yarmuk, #Syria

Byzantines assembled a huge army against Muslims who had won Syria 1 yr ago

Muslims retreated to Yarmuk, bound by cliffs 200ft high
Vahan, a renowned General, was in command of Byzantines

Abu Ubaida was commanding Muslims, but Khalid, though removed from command by Umar, the second Caliph, was still his second in command

Retreating Muslims had brought their families & family camps were behind the army camps
Before the battle began, Vahan tried to negotiate. Khalid represented the Muslims

Vahan said,”We know that desert is very harsh. You are very poor. That is why you come to raid us every now and then. Please go back. We will give you food and gold.”
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A short [THREAD] on the symbolism of some of the #IS media, most notably Dābiq and al-Aʿmāq. Might be a bit late, but this is indispensable for an account like mine, and offers a great view on the use of eschatological imagery by such groups.
All throughout #history, #Muslim groups on the rise tried to intertwine their cause with the prophetic eschatological narrations on the ultimate victory of the righteous group (al-ṭāʾifa al-manṣūra) who precede the coming of the Mehdī and the Messias.
A most notable example is the recurring interpretation of the black banners from the East as a sign of the victorious army, more specifically by the #Abbasid revolutionaries and modern-day armed Muslim groups. Dābiq and al-Aʿmāq belong in that same line of thought.
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Corso answers many questions which have been asked by Christian friends of Israel & Jews
When will she get her facts straight? 1) #GeorgetteMosbacher #Antisemitism
Christ died for you, traitorous Jews: #Poles attack US Ambassador for Passover wishes
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The #Romans killed Christ NOT THE JEWS. But that probably won't get cleaned up until the synoptic gospels get cleaned up. For it is THAT scripture which asserts it was Jews who held a trial for Jesus and are thus the killers of Christ. It is THAT lie that needs to be debunked. 2
So I'll do it now: NEWSFLASH Poland: It's against Jewish law for a trial to be held at night, which is what Matthew, Mark and Luke assert took place. The Gospel of John at least adds Romans. #Crucifixion was a #ROMAN punishment NOT a Jewish one. 3
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The menōrah is a characteristic symbol of #Judaism. The six-branched lamp stand with a seventh central lamp was reportedly already present when the Israelites crossed into Samaria (#Canaan) and pitched their tabernacle tent in the town of Shiloh during the late 2nd millennium BC.
The #Hebrew name menōrah is related to the word נור (nōr), meaning light, made feminine (by means of the post-fixed ה) and prefixed with the particle מ, which denotes a noun of place. It literally means lamps-stand and is closely connected to the #Arabic word منار (manār).
In Exodus 25:31-32, God reveals the design of the menōrah to Moses: "Make a lamp stand of pure gold. (...) Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lamp stand; three on one side and three on the other." It was to light the tabernacle tent and the Temple of Jerusalem.
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Alright, so the esteemed @ArmoryBazaar posted some pictures of coins found in Idlib - Syria. I would like to make a thread out of this, for future coins. I will post my take on these coins, but I'm very much interested in other opinions.
The two small copper coins (picture 2 & 3) are in my opinion #Umayyad copper fals. The inscription features Islamic texts, most definitely the Islamic shahada. That indicates they're from the later Umayyad period. I would say 8th century.
It's really possible that the last coin is much older that the other coins. It still features a cross and human imagery, indicating Byzantine influences. This kind of coins were used in early Umayyad times, when the caliphs still imitated #Byzantine en #Persian coinage.
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