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In the Greek and Roman Era there were a number of sources in Europe tapped for gold.. These were often alluvial (alluvium is loose soil or sediment, usually around water) deposits near the mouths of rivers in Lydia, Greece, Egypt, and Asia Minor. Later more standard mines were found in the Balkans. Rome found similar river deposits in North Italy, Spain, ...


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The essay is indeed originally in Chinese, with the title 滅國新法論, which may aid further searches. It is collected in full in 《飲冰室合集》, as well as the 《梁啟超文集》 in abridged form. The abridged version is available online from ctext.org, starting from paragraph 125. Wikisource likewise contains the same document. This version apparently excludes detailed summaries ...


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Half the Old World's gold around the medieval period came from Mali Empire. Credit to many hours playing Civilisation 4 as Mansa Musa for knowing this one!


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In short, no. With no knowledge of sedimentary processes, chemistry of ores, or continental-shelf subduction, the ancients were completely dependent on surface geology for location of ore bodies. However, this was not usually a limiting factor - given that the world population only hit 200 million during the Roman Republic, and 500 million in the 15th ...


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There isn't one. The idea that there was a pre-Gutenberg Bulgarian translation of Vegetius' De Re Militaria seems to have started with an unsigned article in the 11th edition (1911) of the Encyclopedia Britannica. The relevant passage is in vol 27, p.968, which states In manuscript, Vegetius's work had a great vogue from the first and its rules of ...


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Well, people from the generation that grew up right after the war told their kids (including me) of the treasure trove of unexploded ammunition they came across as the kids. The stories included numerous kids loosing finger or getting burned by powder, as well as occasional fatal explosions. Some schools even invited explosives experts to tell the kids how ...


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The Indochine war began after negotiations were suspended between the Viet-Minh and the French Republic in 1946 (the date is often the insurecction on the 19th december, but in fact, the French bombed Haiphong on the 23th november, some even trace it to the leave of General Leclerc, the military administrator, in 1946). The US involvement only began in 1954 ...


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Here's a zoomed-in screenshot of a map I made using Harvard's Geospatial Library. As you can see in the left, the layer I chose was "Germany State Boundaries, 1914." The little exclave in the bottom center of the screen is Achberg. If you zoom in a little more, it is labeled, but I chose to stay a little further out so you could see the other exclaves. It's ...


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You can download Census microdata at IPUMS USA here: https://usa.ipums.org/usa/ Since a large number of births occurred to married women historically in the United States, you could also use completed birth parities by birth cohort of women for an estimation: cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/cohort_fertility_tables.htm


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As you know from my answer to your earlier question, the best preserved tablets containing the standard Akkadian version of the Gilgameš Epic were discovered in the Library of Ashurbanipal in Nineveh by Hormuzd Rassam in 1853, and are now held in the British Museum. A number of those tablets are available as high-resolution images from the British Museum ...


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According to the UNESCO General History of Africa (vol 1), The ancient authors' information was scanty and fitful, especially in relation to West Africa. Herodotus, Manethon, the Elder Pliny, Strabo and some others tell us little more than of occasional journeys or raids across the Sahara, or of maritime tentatives down the Atlantic coast, and the ...


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US Geological Survey has some publications which may be of interest to you. Here for example is the report on Copper. It lists prices in cents per pound every year from 1850 to 1998. Here is the same report for Aluminum. This one has many gaps tho, and only includes three prices before 1895. Edit: This publication appears to roll up all the other data ...


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While the Vietnamese Communist Party had been involved in militant anti-French agitation from the early 1930s, and, while large number of Vientamese workers (including agricultural workers) and peasants had hungered for freedom from the French government—including its fish sauce tax—it was the elimination of the old party leadership by the Japanese in 1940/...


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The University of Marquette seems to have a lot of McCarthy material digitized and online. I believe they have even more material that isn't (yet?) digitized.


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For that particular individual, if he was a serving RAF officer he would definitely have been debriefed on his return to the UK about his activities in France, before returning to active service. If the story of his involvement with the French Resistance is true, the there should absolutely be a record for it. Details of his activities with the Resistance ...


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[OP here. Found the answer and will share for future generations with the same question.] In the book Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970 published by the United States Census Bureau relevant information can be found in chapter M on minerals. In particular, page 582 and following pages contain information on historic prices ...


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I believe you are looking for James Ward who is credited with writing the book, "Perils, Pastimes, and Pleasures of an Emigrant in Australia, Vancouver’s Island and California." (See: Perils, Pastimes, and Pleasures of an Emigrant in Australia, Vancouver’s Island and California). He is also mentioned on page 65 in a book called Gold Seeking: Victoria and ...


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This is not a budget and being from 1850 is outside the Mexican period but it may be of some use. And if you scroll forward/down from that link you will find many more! Later - Many Many more!


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Originally, the question asked for a non-African source, which I interpreted as an account from someone who originally lived outside Africa. The question has now been refined to include any accounts outside of sub-Saharan Africa, which would include early Egyptian accounts and others such as the Egypt-dwelling Greek/Roman sources in Lars's answer. I won't ...


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So far, I have discovered these (which I believe are compiled from the same sources): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2236382 http://katyn.org.au/Lista_Katyn.pdf


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I grabbed a couple sentences of the linked speech, tossed quotes around it and dropped it into a Google search. It spit back a link to Full text of "Adolf Hitler Collection Of Speeches 1922 1945" on archive.org. Unfortunately it doesn't have the original German text, but it seems to be a quite comprehensive collection. I'm guessing that if you have some ...


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The Library of Congress has a search engine where you can search specifically for maps. E.g. the search term "1600" leads to some historical maps.


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I'll add that the Carpathian mountains in Eastern Europe have been a very rich source of gold in the middle ages and before. The Roman conquering of Dacia in 106 AD - modern day Romania is said to have revitalized the Roman empire economy and prolonged its life by at least 100 years (160 metric tons of pure gold and 300 metric tons of silver were brought to ...


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As Michael says, people collect them as souvenirs. Military and other government agencies also collect them to prevent accidents. Even to this day farmers in Europe plow up munitions and other trash from WW1 and WW2 regularly, mines, torpedoes and aircraft bombs are dredged up in fishing nets and when dredging rivers and harbours to deepen and widen shipping ...


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Buildings and structures panoramic of prague in the late 17th (source: old-prague.com) Workshops the only one i've been able to find is the misseroni workshop, in the 1630's, it was a stonecutrting and glasswork workshop. Their house is still there, but i don't know if it's the same. You could also research the 17th-century weapon workshops of Adam ...


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Here is a chart of global literacy rates. Russia is toward the "bottom" (of developed countries), but still had a literacy rate of about 50% in 1900, rising sharply in the early 20th centuries. This put it above overall world levels. In 1900, "Poland" was (mostly) part of "Russia," but was one of the most developed parts of the country, so its literacy rate ...


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Since you recall reading an article which included the length of time to compllete an arrow, perhaps it was in the book With a Bended Bow: Archery in Mediaeval and Renaissance Europe By Erik Roth. In this text, there is a section on manufacturing, which details the time involved to reproduce arrows such as those found in Nydam Bog. The time arrived at is ...


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