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reviewed Needs Improvement The monumental/architectural sculptures of Petra - has there been any research on the likely craftsmen who executed them?
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comment What buildings could be found in the inner ward of a castle?
The second picture is a reconstruction of Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight that I found on Wikipedia. The motte and bailey castle was built in the 11th century; this reconstruction depicts the 14th. The fields may merely be artistic license; I can find no references indicating they farmed inside the walls. The area is a garden today, see gardenvisit.com/garden/princess_beatrice_garden
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comment Historical use of alcohol as a source of clean water
Yes, this is what I've heard elsewhere; plain water was considered impure as a beverage, with watered down beer and wine being preferred. But that leaves a bit of a question - if the water source was so contaminated, what were they watering the wine and beer down with, that it didn't get contaminated in turn?
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comment Is there a student of Arnold J Toynbee with an opinion about the state and fate of Western Civilization?
Of perhaps no relevance, but at least interesting to note is that later in his life, Quigley's research focused more heavily on secret societies, to the degree that he's a heavily used source for various conspiracy theorists.