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Next time pack your morals, Tony

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Historical Notes: What was the Ark and what did it look like?

ON A mountain in Sinai, the Bible tells us, God spoke to Moses in a cloud of flame and told him to build an Ark for the Tablets of the Law. But is this where the story really begins? The earliest accounts of the Ark seem to be "prequels", written when the great relic was already installed in the Temple of Solomon. Its origins were part of a distant past, "long ago and far away", when God was believed to have appeared among men.

Tropical fish are heading north

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Tropical fish are `taking over' sea

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And on the seventh day, there was no more laughter

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Sir: I would like to point out a few facts about the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea that the Ethiopian ambassador (letter, 5 July) has avoided.
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