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comment How many hours per day did a Sumerian farmer sleep?
@FelixGoldberg - A very good question. Given how surprising this was to me, I figured I'd find some criticisim of it. However all I could find a mention on the linked wikipedia page that some other historians support this, including Craig Koslofsky, who has his own book on the subject. The only criticisims I could find of his book were stylistic. In fact, one criticsim I found from a self-proclaimed Historian was that there wasn't really anything in there he didn't already know.
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answered How many hours per day did a Sumerian farmer sleep?
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comment What are the reasons of the ethnical fragmentation of the Caucasus?
Was thinking of crafting an answer, but it would have basically have been soliloquyy's and DVK's comments.
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comment Did loot from the 4th Crusade turn up in interesting places?
Note that St. Mark was/is the patron saint of Venice (some say he took over that position from an old pagan winged lion god), so items having to do with St. Mark have particular relevence there.
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comment What happened to the French gold at Martinique during WW2
If the Free French controlled it, then it would be reasonable to assume (in the absence of any information to the contrary) that it went back into French Government control when that government was re-established shortly after the Normandy invasion (August 1944)
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comment Where can I find the text of “Ecerinis”?
Yeah, you may be forced to physically go to Penn State's library (or call the head librarian there and try to make some kind of arrangement). I'm just assuming their library carries all the books their press has published. Perhaps I'm wrong, but dang it they ought to.
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answered Where can I find the text of “Ecerinis”?
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comment What role did Jews play in the Punic Wars?
I find your first sentence, stated as fact, somewhat unlikely. Do you have a reference for it? However, the Jews and the Phonecians were quite closely related, and Carthage was essentially a Phonecian colony gone independent.
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revised Why wasn't San Marino unified with Italy?
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comment Why wasn't San Marino unified with Italy?
Quite. France was generally at odds with the Austrians on the continent, so they were allied with pretty much everyone within Austrian arm's reach in Italy. That meant nothing happened there without their acquiescence.