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When did horseback riding start? Are Doosheh cave petroglyphs authentic and correctly dated?

There seems to be something going on of the quite unreliable kind. The generally accepted 'history' and datings of horse domestication and riding practices are quite at odds with the dates for cave ...
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When did horseback riding start? Are Doosheh cave petroglyphs authentic and correctly dated?

Farsi wikipedia gives a number of different ages for those paintings (please note that my Farsi is not particularly good and English is just my second language, so the translation is probably ...
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On the Ezana Stone, who are the black and red people that the Ethiopian king was referring to?

While I'm not 100% sure, I would guess the red and black are meant to distinguish between the 2 groups currently in Sudan, who are both called Nuba. In North Sudan and Southern Egypt, the Nuba have a ...
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Did a ritual of pushing 60-year-olds off a bridge really exist in Archaic Rome?

This probably refers to the fact that men over sixty were no longer allowed to vote in certain elections. The 'bridge' was the gangway leading to the voting urns that had become normal in the later ...
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Is this cairn/mound-like structure in Germany real or imagined?

OK, this turned out to be a quite extreme case of misremembering. The building was in fact Waldviertel Pyramid. What I got right: it was built in a forest in Austria (I know, not Germany, but a ...
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