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Every third year
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How do we know that Vesuvius erupted on August 24, 79 A.D., that the Temple of Zeus at Olympia was completed by 456 B.C. or that the bulk of the construction of the Pantheon in Rome took place in the 120s A.D.? This course surveys the physical techniques and historical method that lie behind dates like these. One unit.

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