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revised Contemporary opinions on Caliph Omar's burning of the library of Alexandria?
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suggested suggested edit on Contemporary opinions on Caliph Omar's burning of the library of Alexandria?
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answered To what extent did the “Arab Spring” protesters meet their goals?
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accepted Was Saladin Agnostic?
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comment Was Saladin Agnostic?
Why was the tag seljuk-turks added? As far as I know Saladin was Kurd not Turk.
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asked Was Saladin Agnostic?
Dec
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comment Were there bows employed by tribes living in the desert, and if so, what were they made of?
@DVK - I used to live in Saudi Arabia. And there are definitely plenty of trees in the less arid areas. The trees are smaller than the ones you would find in temperate climate forests (and I know very little about the process of actually making bows) but I would imagine that there would be enough. The second Caliph Umar is quoted saying "Teach your children horse riding, archery and swimming" that tells me that there were difinitely enough bows to go around.
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comment Were there bows employed by tribes living in the desert, and if so, what were they made of?
From what Arabic literature I can remember, bows were made of wood. But you also have to remember that desserts aren't completely devoid of trees. There are always oases spotting the landscape growing up around natural water reservoirs.
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accepted Third Reich? What were the other two?
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