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In Egypt's sandy silence, all alone,
Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws
The only shadow that the Desert knows:—
"I am great OZYMANDIAS," saith the stone,
"The King of Kings; this mighty City shows
"The wonders of my hand."— The City's gone,—
Nought but the Leg remaining to disclose
The site of this forgotten Babylon.

We wonder,—and some Hunter may express
Wonder like ours, when thro' the wilderness
Where London stood, holding the Wolf in chace,
He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess
What powerful but unrecorded race
Once dwelt in that annihilated place.

-Horace Smith's Ozymandias

CORRECTIONS

7:33 - World Population figure should be 0.27%
8:08 - Digital Voice Recorder should be Sony PCM

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BOOKS

A Brief History Of Diaries by Alexandra Johnson
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Documenting Individual Identity by Caplan and Torpey
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LINKS

Humai - Human Resurrection Through AI
humaitech.com

Christopher Columbus XX
www.thepanamadigest.com/2010/03/christopher-columbus-in-panama-for-tourism-project/
www.bbc.com/news/magazine-15283071
articles.latimes.com/1991-10-09/local/me-191_1_christopher-columbus
www.ejercito.mde.es/gl/unidades/Toledo/acinf/Noticias/2014/140318.html

Cylinder Seals In Mesopotamia
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Cylinder Seal of Ibni-Sharrum by Denis Pitzsalis
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Social Group Size Predicts the Evolution Of Identity
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Seikilos Epitaph Performed by Marcus Harvey
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Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
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Literacy - Our World In Data
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Probate Records
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Diaries
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Venus Tan-Tan & Berekhat Ram
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Paul Revere Probate Record
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Alexander Graham Bell’s Ear Phonautograph
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Luca Landucci
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On The Execution Of Friar Girolamo Savonarola
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Marcus Aurelius - The Meditations
goo.gl/7aQs6

American Indian Oral Tradition Painting
Buffalo Bill Center of the West / The Art Archive at Art Resource, NY

The Republic Of Letters
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Library Of Congress
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Written, Produced, Edited and Hosted by Kevin Lieber
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Website: kevinlieber.com

Contributing Editor Matthew Tabor, Koala Fight Media
koala.fm/

VFX by Eric Langlay
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Additional Animation by Lulu Jiang
www.lulujiang.com/

Production Assistant Michael Watson
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Sound Design by Jay Pellizzi and Jared Tuttle
hothead.tv/
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Outro Song: Block Out The Sun by Paul Russel

Special Thanks To Ryan Bond, Noah Tesch, Kathleen Kuiper And The Folks At Encyclopedia Britannica
www.britannica.com/

Special Thanks To The Morgan Library & Museum
www.themorgan.org/

Special Thanks To Chris From Zanzibar Land For Creating The Vsauce Cylinder Seal
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Special Thanks To Expert Mesopotamia Joshua J. Mark
www.ancient.eu/user/JPryst/

Special Thanks To You.

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