A Dose of Perspective

Did you know that Cleopatra lived 500 years closer to the release of the iPhone than the Great Pyramid? I read that and it shocked me. She lived from 69 B.C. to 30 B.C., and was wed to Mark Antony.

Five hundred years. For ancient historians, it’s a mere time gap. For geologists, it’s a small error margin (“give or take a million years” is a typical paleontologist’s estimate of age). For cosmologists, 500 years is nothing at all. But for you and me, 500 years may as well be forever.

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