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Oct
11
reviewed Satisfactory How could a chariot work against a phalanx?
Oct
11
reviewed Satisfactory What is the longest running legal case?
Oct
11
reviewed Satisfactory Why did Central and South American nations participate in WWII?
Oct
11
reviewed Satisfactory How much did we know about heredity pre-Mendel?
Oct
9
comment Did the Trojan Horse actually exist?
A note about the earthquake theory: Poseidon was also the god of horses. If there was indeed an earthquake, a horse would be a very appropriate metaphor for it.
Oct
9
comment Why did Hitler not order the use of poison gas in combat?
@Nerrolken For what it's worth, I don't think my comment is a sufficient answer (otherwise, I would have posted it as such).
Oct
9
comment Why did Hitler not order the use of poison gas in combat?
According to Hermann Goering, the main reason was "the Wehrmacht was dependent upon horse-drawn transport to move supplies to their combat units, and had never been able to devise a gas mask horses could tolerate" - See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_warfare#Nazi_Germany
Oct
8
comment Has any generation generally agreed that the next generation was better?
I admit I probably would have voted to close the question if I've seen it before the answers, but I think the two answers it got are sufficient proof that it can be answered with "facts, references, or specific expertise". Voting to re-open.
Oct
8
comment How were fortification doors protected against fire?
Related wikipedia article: Early thermal weapons
Oct
4
awarded  Revival
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
comment Do Egyptian mummies contain DNA? If so, was it viable enough to analyzed it?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_DNA
Sep
23
reviewed Looks OK What is the earliest evidence of contact between Ireland and Egypt?
Sep
23
reviewed Leave Closed Why sabres replaced swords after middle age
Sep
19
revised The Nuu-Chah-Nulths, when did whaling end?
removed personal stuff
Sep
17
accepted Was Julius Caesar a hippie?
Sep
16
comment Ice usage before the industrial revolution
Heh, I read the title as "Ice age before the industrial revolution" and was preparing myself for a very weird question...
Sep
16
comment How historically accurate was the movie “Charlie Wilson's War”?
Huh? Why would anyone who isn't familiar with the movie would even attempt at answering the question @congusbongus?
Sep
15
reviewed Edit What is the oldest road in the world that has been in continuous use?
Sep
15
revised What is the oldest road in the world that has been in continuous use?
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