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Nov
25
comment Oldest known international sporting event
Regarding Roman emperors you should account for that the Julii (to which gens both Tiberius and Nero belonged) counted their origin from Aeneas, whom they considered to be son of Venus and Anchises. Regarding Christian Varazdat, you should consider that all Christians upon baptism received a Greek name thus symbolically becoming part of the Greek people (at least not barbarians).
Nov
25
comment Oldest known international sporting event
If speaking Greek was enough to be counted as Greek, why Alexander had to prove anything?
Nov
25
revised How many people were affected by the Golodomor [Famine-Genocide in Ukraine]
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Nov
25
answered How many people were affected by the Golodomor [Famine-Genocide in Ukraine]
Nov
23
comment Oldest known international sporting event
Well the Olympic games were not truly international, they were confined to Greece.
Nov
23
comment Did the communication lag become a problem for the ever expanding Roman Empire?
@NWS lol, protection by a legion? Was the messenger besides delivering a message also ordered to capture the country?
Nov
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How did the Tutsis win the civil war in Rwanda after 70% of them had been killed?
Nov
23
asked How did the Tutsis win the civil war in Rwanda after 70% of them had been killed?
Nov
22
comment How come Incas believed that the Spanish were the incarnation of their “thunder god”?
Chain mail armors? So they had no cuirasses?
Nov
22
comment Did the communication lag become a problem for the ever expanding Roman Empire?
A legion to escort a messenger? Are you joking?
Nov
20
comment What are laws regarding corruption in China, and how effective are they?
Do you plan to bribe the police?
Nov
19
comment Chart of total gold in possession of humans
The amount of gold in possession of ancient civilizations can be found by excavating the graves.
Nov
19
comment Chart of total gold in possession of humans
I think it can be safely assumed that the portion of gold possessed by private persons now is a tiny portion of that possessed by states and banks which is counted by hundreds of tons. Even if somebody has much gold, he is likely to store it in a bank. I think this was the case for ancient ages as well. The gold was stored in the temples and in the king's treasury.
Nov
18
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
Interesting. Was this rule inspired with the film "Metropolis"?
Nov
16
asked Chart of total gold in possession of humans
Nov
15
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
I think each country has sanitary norms on minimal distance between buildings allowed.
Nov
14
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
so your point is that Europe has no population density problems?
Nov
14
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
my point is that the skyscrapers hardly can harm the skyline more that the typical living blocks. There are also many places where there no height regulations, still there are no skyscrapers either.
Nov
14
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
There are MANY boroughs and cities with typical buildings built in series in Europe. Look at my comment above. upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1e/… nemiga.info/biblioteka/sever-8.jpg
Nov
14
comment Why are there so many depictions of pre-Christian gods built in Medieval and Renaissance Rome?
@Yannis Rizos the question asks about middle ages and renaissance, so what's the problem?