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Jul
22
comment At what point did mapmaking begin to accurately reflect what we now know about the earth?
Thank you Lennart, this is exactly the information that I was looking for. I did not realise the importance of triangulation. But how did triangulation help for placing islands not within sight of the mainland?
Jul
22
comment At what point did mapmaking begin to accurately reflect what we now know about the earth?
The Mediterranean areas look pretty good.
Jul
22
accepted At what point did mapmaking begin to accurately reflect what we now know about the earth?
Jul
17
comment Which historical figures are remembered for actions contradictory to their intentions?
Thanks Veeraraj.
Jul
17
comment Which historical figures are remembered for actions contradictory to their intentions?
Thank you Veeraraj. Are these kings well-known to the common Indian today? If I mention them to an Indian could I reasonable expect them to be familiar with these kings? Thanks!
Jul
17
accepted Which historical figures are remembered for actions contradictory to their intentions?
Jul
17
comment Which historical figures are remembered for actions contradictory to their intentions?
More! Thanks, Bryce, with the edit and clarifications this is a terrific answer. I especially appreciate that you were able to mention figures commonly recognised, where I will be able to use them as examples in conversation and expect the other party to know who I am talking about.
Jul
17
comment In which historical trials was God summoned as a witness?
I seem to have found something. This subject is rather difficult to google for, as the relevant keywords are used in unrelated biblical contexts. This is a terrific question for H.SE.
Jul
17
comment Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
Thank you Nicolas, very timely!
Jul
16
answered How did people travel to remote islands like Easter Island?
Jul
16
comment Which historical figures are remembered for actions contradictory to their intentions?
Thank you, this is rather interesting. It also demonstrates a flaw in my question, which shall be the basis of another question if I can't google it. Thank you T.E.D., your answers are always informative.
Jul
16
comment Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
My wife is a pale redhead you insensitive clod!
Jul
16
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Jul
16
revised In which historical trials was God summoned as a witness?
Elaborating and expanding question to better fit history.SE guidelines.
Jul
16
comment Which historical figures are remembered for actions contradictory to their intentions?
Thank you, my Indian history is rather lacking. I'm reading the Wikipedia articles now, but why do you suppose that these kings are known for things that are contradictory to their intentions?
Jul
16
comment Has the United States ever been formally condemned by the United Nations?
Quoting Chomsky? His opinion "this was an act of direct aggression" is the opinion of a man who's career has been to troll. The fact "it was condemned by the United Nations" could be verified elsewhere. I don't mean to disparage Noam Chomsky's character, but presenting him as a neutral, reliable source of information is rather disingenuous regardless of one's agreement or disagreement with him.
Jul
16
answered Did Napoleon ever visit Modern Israel?
Jul
16
comment Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
If it were "light" then some people would prefer "fair". From speaking to a British colleague before posting, the term "fair" was determined to be the preferred (British) way.
Jul
16
comment In which historical trials was God summoned as a witness?
I have reworded the question and title to better fit with history.SE guidelines. Please review and reopen. I suggest removing the OT comments above as well. Thanks.
Jul
16
suggested suggested edit on In which historical trials was God summoned as a witness?