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Many areas covered by this paper are merely reports of speculation, and differing views of scholars based upon scanty or no evidence whatsoever. When studying my notes I realized that the main factor outstanding seemed to be contradiction. Some scholars say one thing with true conviction and others will deny this with complete vehemence. I found many contradictory notes. It is obvious that without more evidence, this area is destined to be left in confusion, and open to almost any conclusion the student of the subject wishes to make. If only there were more surviving original sources, there would be more of a chance to realize the true events.

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