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Apr
16
revised Did Pythagoras visit Judaea, Arabia, and/or India?
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Apr
16
comment Did Pythagoras visit Judaea, Arabia, and/or India?
@defaultlocale Found a freely available english translation of the text here: archive.org/details/livesandopinions00dioguoft - The passage above is the third passage on the chapter on Pythagoras.
Apr
16
revised Did Pythagoras visit Judaea, Arabia, and/or India?
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Apr
16
answered Did Pythagoras visit Judaea, Arabia, and/or India?
Apr
15
comment Is there a possibility that the Islamic civilization visited America before Colombus?
@coleopterist (and Joe) To clarify: I didn't flag the answer or anything drastic like that. My point is that an evaluation of the source, albeit helpful, is not a preferable answer. The OP already doubts the source (or they wouldn't have asked) and every future reader of this Q&A thread will probably not even have heard of the source. Visitors that'll find our site via searching the web for evidence of Islamic presence in the Americas will only care about that, and not about an evaluation of an article on some random website.
Apr
15
revised What is the source of this quote about Demosthenes by Philip II of Macedon?
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Apr
15
comment Is there a possibility that the Islamic civilization visited America before Colombus?
@coleopterist You don't really need to be familiar with the basis for these claims to answer the question, all you need to be familiar with is if there are evidence to suggest Islamic presence in the Americas before Columbus.
Apr
14
comment Why did Egypt forbid entry of Israeli ships into the Suez canal in 1956?
Wikipedia has a very extensive article on the Suez Crisis.
Apr
13
comment Is there a possibility that the Islamic civilization visited America before Colombus?
This reads more like commentary on the question's sources than an actual answer to the question, and I think it should have been posted as a comment instead of an answer. There are a lot of things we can say about the story in the link, but is it really necessary? If the OP didn't doubt the source themselves, would they have asked the question in the first place?
Apr
11
comment Why are the Portuguese so obsessed with salted codfish?
If you think the Portuguese are obsessed with salted cod, wait until you meet a Greek ;) And if I'm not horribly mistaken, it's also the "national dish" of Jamaica.
Apr
11
comment What civilisation used wolf pelts for their archers armour?
Giants in Skyrim ;)
Apr
10
comment Who was the first woman ruler?
@CsBalazsHungary If we approach this as a written history question, it can be (and has been) answered (although better answers might still appear). And frankly, we should be approaching all our questions as written history ones, if a question is about prehistoric times, that should be clear in the question's text.
Apr
8
revised Was there more than one way for anti-aircraft fire to shoot down a dive bomber in World War II
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Apr
8
revised Did Marco Polo really play Weiqi (Go)?
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Apr
8
comment Why did the clocks go back in Shanghai on December 31, 1927?
Thank you, this makes sense. For anyone's interested in learning more about the events of April 12, 1927: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_massacre_of_1927
Apr
7
asked Why did the clocks go back in Shanghai on December 31, 1927?
Apr
7
revised Who was the first woman ruler?
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Apr
7
comment Who was the first woman ruler?
@DarekWędrychowski You're welcome. And while I appreciate that you consider accepting my answer, there's no rush. On my own questions I typically wait at least two weeks (and sometimes more) before accepting an answer (assuming of course a satisfying answer exists). I've found that the green checkmark severely limits the visibility of the question, and that's not something we really want, at least not until we are reasonably certain that a better answer won't appear.
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revised Who was the first woman ruler?
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answered Who was the first woman ruler?