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Borders Come and Go, but Geography Remains

Anisa Mehdi
Board of Contributors
May 28, 2016 | 13:45 GMT
The Judean Desert, near the West Bank city of Jericho, has found itself behind various borders over the past century.

The Judean Desert, near the West Bank city of Jericho, has found itself behind various borders over the past century.

(AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Once human beings began to settle rather than wander -- about 10,000 years ago -- our attachment to place transformed. We could grow food. We could build homes, cities and walls. We could set sail from Peru to Polynesia and return to Norway. And we could fight to keep what we had created....

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