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comment Strange Symbol Painted on Basement Floor
It's similar to a number of alchemical symbols - which one it's meant to be will indicate who left it, as different secret societies and spiritualist movements laid claim to different alchemical elements as part of their rite. A photo of the symbol would clarify things.
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awarded  Necromancer
Nov
14
comment Were cavalry used in first World War?
@MarkC.Wallace - the Battle of High Wood Hill was part of the Battle of the Somme. More particularly, the Battle of Bazentin Ridge, where dragoons (mounted rifles) and honest-to-gosh lancers defeated and held temporarily German machine-gun and artillery positions after being softened up by artillery and infantry. It is a very interesting answer and needs more citation.
Nov
14
awarded  Civic Duty
Nov
14
comment Who should be the king/queen of England?
This is the correct answer - the rituals and rules of succession are largely window dressing in the service of political maneuver, up to and including military conquest. The rightful monarch is whoever has the political backing to have their legitimacy accepted.
Oct
30
awarded  Revival
Oct
27
reviewed Looks OK The land of gold described in Genesis
Oct
27
reviewed Reopen How did Helen Keller understand English?
Oct
27
reviewed Leave Open Did Abraham Lincoln have a duel with cannons?
Oct
27
reviewed Leave Open How close was the Soviet Union to collapsing during WW2?
Oct
27
reviewed Leave Open Why didn't Gengis Khan invade India?
Oct
27
reviewed Close What race were the invading Turkish armies of Anatolia?
Oct
27
reviewed Close What races are being depicted in this American WWII cartoon?
Oct
17
comment What are some major military successes achieved by the former Soviet Union against the Western World?
@JoeHobbit - The Americans consider the Berlin Airlift a victory for their side, tho: American logistics vs. Soviet ground forces. In retrospect, both sides probably thought they "made a point" - the Cold War was weird like that.
Oct
13
reviewed Reopen When did people start caring for the handicapped?
Oct
10
reviewed Leave Open What preparations went into the Tehran Conference of 1943?
Oct
10
answered Is there evidence Muslim soldiers fought in the Continental Army?
Oct
10
reviewed No Action Needed Link between Mary I and Bloody Mary
Oct
10
reviewed Leave Open On Washington's Farewell Address
Oct
10
reviewed Leave Open Link between Mary I and Bloody Mary