Aug
25
comment Who was the most successful German spy against Great Britain in WWII, from the contemporary German perspective?
The "Red orchestra" (Rote Kapelle) were not an "espionage network". They were anti-fascist resistance fighters.
Aug
25
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Aug
21
answered Why was “Caesar” borrowed for the imperial title in German rather than “Augustus”?
Aug
19
comment Have there been any great female military commanders?
@KillingTime. All sources agree that Joan led her troops on the battlefield.
Aug
18
comment Earliest evidence of objects intended for future archaeologists?
@Alex. Please look at my last comment on sempaiscuba's answer.
Aug
18
comment Earliest evidence of objects intended for future archaeologists?
@o.m. They were intended to be found, and indeed searched for, in the event of the temple's destruction, which, in a land where buildings are made of dried mud is a very likely possibility.
Aug
18
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Aug
18
comment Earliest evidence of objects intended for future archaeologists?
The article that you linked about the Glencairn Museum is highly informative. If you read through to the end you will see that a foundation inscription can very well be explicitly addressed to future kings. E.g. "you should be just like me, find an inscribed object of mine and (then) anoint (it) with oil, make an offering (and) place (it) with an inscribed object bearing your name. May the great gods, as many as are recorded on this inscribed object, constantly bless your kingship (and) protect your reign”
Aug
17
comment Earliest evidence of objects intended for future archaeologists?
The Babylonian foundation inscriptions (see my answer) are explicitly addressed to future generations ("If any king ever will destroy this temple....")
Aug
17
answered Earliest evidence of objects intended for future archaeologists?
Aug
8
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Jul
18
comment Was there an occasion when nazis turned their backs on a national anthem?
@Sprottenwels. Thank you for the reference. You are right.
Jul
18
comment Was there an occasion when nazis turned their backs on a national anthem?
For the record: all three stanzas of the "Deutschlandlied" are officially the national anthem of Germany, but the first two stanzas is not normally performed in public.
Jun
18
comment Why is Papadopoulos such a common surname in Greece?
@AaronBrick. Yes, they need to marry before ordination.
Jun
18
answered Why is Papadopoulos such a common surname in Greece?
Jun
9
comment Can anyone render this passage from Lorenzo Valla's original Latin translation of Herodotus into modern text?
επἶναι > εἶναι .
Jun
9
comment Can anyone render this passage from Lorenzo Valla's original Latin translation of Herodotus into modern text?
The Greek is a total mess. Did you copy it out or is it scanning error?
Jun
9
comment Can anyone render this passage from Lorenzo Valla's original Latin translation of Herodotus into modern text?
And if you could paste just the passage that interests you (not the whole book).
Jun
7
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Jun
7
comment Fermat's statement about the ancients: How serious was he?
The invention of zero by Aryabhata was an important advance in mathematics. And of course Fermat knew about it.