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Recently, while in the United Arab Emirates (February 2011), I traveled to the foothills of Jebel Hafeet in Abu Dhabi, along the border with Oman. Here 5000-year-old, beehive-shaped stone tombs record an all-but-forgotten ancient people. Based on artifacts found in their graves, they traded with Mesopotamia, possibly Egypt, and perhaps even more remote regions. But [...]