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Sep
23
comment Why didn't the Persians make and use ballistas and other kinds of artillery?
In addition to the lack of source, it's the last paragraph (which you admit is the weakest one) that make your answer relevant to the question. Otherwise, it is just general observations and unsupported analysis about how artillery corps work.
Sep
22
answered Does History confirm that prosperity, capitalism, and some form “democracy” or representative republican form of government always go hand in hand?
Sep
12
comment Are Shi’i imams really directly related to the Prophet Muhammad?
@LennartRegebro but most probably it's Shia believer who wrote that article. And probably based on Shia Islamic tradition rather than history
Sep
12
comment Are Shi’i imams really directly related to the Prophet Muhammad?
@LennartRegebro one person can potentially have 2^40 40-generation ancestors, but I'm not sure how much this number is reduced by cousin marriages and stuff
Sep
12
comment Are Shi’i imams really directly related to the Prophet Muhammad?
I think this is on-topic, and after @LennartRegebro edit it doesn't look "judging" anymore
Sep
8
comment Historical causes of the civil wars in Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria?
one of the arguments I heard a lot is that the present Middle Eastern countries and borders were defined rather arbitrarily by the Europeans without any sensitivities to the existing identities, such as ethnics, tribes and religions which already exist. Previously there were no notions of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Israel or Jordan, these "nations" were kind of forced by the arbitrarily-defined borders.
Sep
1
comment Which nation on Earth has been under foreign rule the longest?
England has been ruled by monarchs with Danish, French, Scottish and German origin (including the present dynasty)
Aug
29
comment What is “discovery” in the historical sense? How do historians today view and describe “discoveries”?
Columbus wasn't even the first European to visit the Americas, see @T.E.D. answer here
Aug
29
comment What happened to Israel when Persia attacked Egypt?
for example you can search "History of Israel" and see what happens at 525 BC.
Aug
28
comment What happened to Israel when Persia attacked Egypt?
because they can be answered by looking up relevant topics on Wikipedia or Google.
Aug
28
comment How was Abd al-Rahman I recognized when he arrived in Islamic Spain?
@Kobunite I was referring to the version before your edit, with bad grammar, punctuation and capitalization. Now it doesn't look so bad.
Aug
28
comment How was Abd al-Rahman I recognized when he arrived in Islamic Spain?
@FelixGoldberg: aside from the poor copyediting, there is no reference and it does not adequately explain why having a mother from tribe Nafra help the son to be recognized in Morocco and Spain.
Aug
27
revised What happened to Israel when Persia attacked Egypt?
added 235 characters in body
Aug
27
comment What happened to Israel when Persia attacked Egypt?
Search "Kingdom of Israel" in wikipedia, you will see that there is none at 525 BC. Click on the most recent one that preceded 525 BC, Kingdom of Judah 931–586 BCE, you will find what happened at the end
Aug
27
answered What happened to Israel when Persia attacked Egypt?
Aug
25
revised Were scientists in Ancient Egypt Egyptian, or were they from other regions?
tried to cut down on the blue and bold
Aug
25
comment Were scientists in Ancient Egypt Egyptian, or were they from other regions?
@LennartRegebro no, I don't have any such reason, but it seems that it is the spirit of the question (the OP just used the word "scientists" wrongly). I remember seeing some debates in the social media about whether Egyptians or non-Egyptians are responsible for the Egyptian civilization, maybe the OP is referencing that.
Aug
24
comment Were scientists in Ancient Egypt Egyptian, or were they from other regions?
ok, so how about those mathematicians, medicine experts, etc? Which region did they come from?
Aug
22
accepted How long did it take for a diplomat to travel between Berlin and Vienna in the 1770's?
Aug
20
comment Was it common practice in Victorian London or other Western European cities to name locations as places where fictional characters lived and acted?
I'm not sure why this is a history question..