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Accurate “World History Timeline”

Many years ago I had in my possession a large poster of a timeline that attempted to depict the main events attached to all the cultures known to have existed. I think I found it in a Japanese ...
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What is the significance behind “40 days” that often appears in the Bible?

Several times within the Old and New Testament of the Bible there are notes pertaining to a long time as "40 days," as in 40 days of fasting, rain, traveling, etc. Why 40? Is there a factual ...
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When was the golden era of Christmas? [closed]

I'm thinking of the time that people would most likely think of if they heard the phrase "old-timey Christmas". Some of the things I'm thinking of are sleighs pulled by horses or the time period of ...
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Did the discovery of zero affect our calendar and how we count days? Are we off by a tenth?

There have been a few articles written recently identifying the time at which the number zero was invented. Some stating the 9th century and recently a new carbon dating of a piece of parchment dates ...
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When was glass first used to protect art?

This could be the glass pane for example? But I'm looking specifically for the time period when glass was first used in art frames to protect the piece.
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What is the proper term for the “year 0”?

Is there a proper term for the origin on the timeline from which we count years? For example, we often have years in BC/AD or BCE/CE - what is this point of change from one to the other called. Origin,...
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The Chronology Challenge: earliest verifiable date of a historical event? [closed]

If we go backwards in time using verifiable dates, what is the earliest event which can be associated with a specific day without question? I am most interested in answers that actually show the ...