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trying to learn and help others learn :)


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?
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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..
Aug
19
comment Were cavalry used in first World War?
How about en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horses_in_World_War_I#Cavalry ?
Aug
14
comment Why was the US unable to win in Korea?
@SchwitJanwityanujit the description of "opinion-based" ".. answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions .." I guess they are saying that it's hard to explain why the US did not win based on facts, but will be mostly based on opinion.
Jul
31
answered How historically accurate is Age of Empires III?
Jul
31
comment How historically accurate is Age of Empires III?
This question is hard to answer objectively, and also very broad.
Jul
30
revised How long did it take for a diplomat to travel between Berlin and Vienna in the 1770's?
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Jul
30
comment How long did it take for a diplomat to travel between Berlin and Vienna in the 1770's?
How big was Napoleon's travelling party? Did he travel with troops or just guards?
Jul
29
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
29
comment How long did it take for a diplomat to travel between Berlin and Vienna in the 1770's?
@FelixGoldberg Good point, I heard that too about plenipotentiary powers. But in this case, the Wikipedia article specifically said that "diplomats traveled between capitals to resolve their monarchs' complaints", so I guess in this case travel was necessary
Jul
29
revised How long did it take for a diplomat to travel between Berlin and Vienna in the 1770's?
added G Maps link to the shortest route
Jul
29
comment How was the modern geographic boundary between Europe and Asia decided?
@AndrewTurvey does Turkey actually claim that Anatolia is in Europe?
Jul
29
revised How long did it take for a diplomat to travel between Berlin and Vienna in the 1770's?
edited title