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      The Year of the Elephant

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      WikiJournal of Medicine

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          Based on historical interpretations of the Sūrat al-Fīl, the 105th Meccan Sura of the Qur’an, an epidemic occurred near Mecca circa 570 CE (Common Era), the Year of the Elephant in Islamic history. The five verses of the Sura are thought to be an allegorical description of the “Elephant War epidemic,” so named because invading Axumite (Ethiopian) forces from present-day Yemen included one or more war elephants.

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          WikiJournal of Medicine
          Wiki J Med
          Wikiversity Journal of Medicine
          20024436
          2015
          2015
          : 2
          : 1
          10.15347/wjm/2015.003
          © 2015

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