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Jan
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why has bidet use not spread to the northern countries of Europe?
Jan
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on forgery tag wiki
Jan
27
revised What is the first known organized religion in the world?
"established" religion is something else
Jan
25
comment Have the current polar ice caps receded further than those that existed before the beginning of the last Ice Age?
No, Earth's history is not history, nor is it archaeology. It is paleontology, and this already loosey-goosey site doesn't need any more expansions of scope.
Jan
25
comment Have the current polar ice caps receded further than those that existed before the beginning of the last Ice Age?
This is a geology question, not history. History is not simply "things that occurred in the past"; it is a discipline, and one whose methodologies cannot answer this question.
Jan
24
comment “No sane man will dance.”? When / where / about-what did Cicero say this?
Just curious, why the downvote?
Jan
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
3
comment Can the University of Bologna be considered the first university in the world?
What does funding source have to do with defining an institution as a university? Bologna was funded by tuition, Paris by the Church, and for that matter, Harvard by John Harvard.
Jan
3
comment Is there any country where the founder of the nation is no longer respected?
The "father" of Russia is generally given as Peter, the "founder" as Rurik or Ivan. I don't think Yeltsin qualifies.
Jan
2
comment What literary or philosophical works did the ancient Egyptians have that have influenced ancient civilizations or the modern word?
A simple Google search on "Ancient Egyptian literature" turns up answers to your questions.
Dec
28
answered What was the reaction of Western Communist Parties to Kruschev's 1956 speech denouncing Stalin?
Dec
21
answered Where does the tradition of Christmas gifts comes from?
Dec
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on When did USA start to help developing countries?
Dec
21
comment Scientists who became major political leaders
You may find economist.com/node/13496638 of interest.
Dec
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
13
revised Do most of today's democratic nations with two-party system exhibit a civil war in recent past?
edited tags
Dec
13
comment Was the Bosnian Crisis the trigger to WWI and not the assassination?
To call something a trigger is not the same as to call something a cause. To say "trigger" implies a specific incident that sets in motion a chain reaction. Hostile sentiment or a belligerent nature by themselves do not produce conflict; something has to provide an "excuse" to fight. The assassination was the trigger, nationalism a contributing cause.
Dec
13
comment Could senators visit Roman Egypt?
@FelixGoldberg Fair enough; the commentary that senators faced restrictions on all "frontier" provinces comes only from footnotes in secondary sources, so I removed that discussion.
Dec
13
revised Could senators visit Roman Egypt?
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Dec
12
answered Why is Las Vegas located where it is?