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Jun
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comment What did Mesopotamian beehives look like?
As someone who grew up in a beekeeping household, I can tell you that beehives today look quite a bit different than the ones from only a century or so ago.
Jun
2
asked What did Mesopotamian beehives look like?
May
22
reviewed Approve The role of the two world wars in the evolution of Fordism
May
21
comment Which is closer to Old Dutch?
If Dutch is anything like English, no dialect is closer to the common root of the language. All of them have gone through various changes to get where they are today.
May
19
comment Is there a commonly-accepted book or a site that explains the history-of-everything?
Read a little bit about each of your questions there, and let your interests take you wherever you want! Want to know about the Mayans and Aztecs? Start with their Wikipedia articles. Want to know about the Vikings? Read their Wikipedia article. It won't have all the facts, but it's a pretty darn good introduction. Then, when you have a specific question that Wikipedia can't help with, come back here and we'll be happy to help!
May
19
comment Is there a commonly-accepted book or a site that explains the history-of-everything?
Wikipedia is probably the most comprehensive, accessible, and affordable work on general history that you're going to find.
May
18
reviewed Leave Open Harvard Architecture: How did Harvard Mark I separate data and instruction?
May
13
accepted Specialization of labor among the ancient Maya
May
9
revised Specialization of labor among the ancient Maya
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May
5
asked How could ancient people determine the winter solstice was occurring?
May
3
awarded  Yearling
May
3
comment How did it happen that countries and cities got different names in different languages?
@Drux, it is, though filtered through French. A more apt example would be "Paris", pronounced with a final /s/ in English and in earlier French, but without a final /s/ in modern French.
May
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asked Specialization of labor among the ancient Maya
May
2
comment How did it happen that countries and cities got different names in different languages?
Sometimes the native language changes and the borrowed name stays the same. For example, Illinois has an /oj/ sound in English and in the original French, but in the modern French it has a /wa/ sound.
May
2
comment How did it happen that countries and cities got different names in different languages?
Some names still are subject to translation, depending on context.
Apr
29
reviewed Approve napoleonic-wars tag wiki excerpt
Apr
29
reviewed Approve naval tag wiki excerpt
Apr
29
reviewed Approve napoleon tag wiki excerpt
Apr
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
21
accepted When did retailers stop wrapping purchases in paper and twine?