Many things/ideas that appear new aren't really new at all.
'What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
--Ecclesiastes 1.9. Bible: New International Version.
According to various books of proverbs and websites, the first English language recording of this expression is in Chaucer's Knight's Tale (1386), but I could not find it when I looked. If somebody can point me to it, I'll gladly correct this entry!
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