John Strachan
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From where did Aryans originate?
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According to the Britannica, Aryans were thought to be a people that in ancient times settled in Iran and northern India. Aryan, Britannica Aryan, name originally given to a people who were said to ...

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Were there hippies in the USA in 1930?
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Hip/Hipster According to Britannica, The etymological roots of the word Hippy derives from the root word "Hip", and the closest thing we have to Hippies in the 1930's would be African ...

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What is the earliest evidence of contact between Ireland and Egypt?
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1350BC According to Irish central, an archaeologist named Dr Sean O'Riordan found skeletal remains of a young boy carbon-dated to 1350BC that was wearing a necklace matching those of Egyptian beads. ...

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Did Egyptian civilization start from North to South or vice versa?
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Civilization I will use Wikipedia in order to obtain a common definition for civilization. Civilization, Wikipedia A civilization (or civilisation) is a complex society that is characterized by urban ...

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What was the first instance of native Americans using gunpowder weapons in battle and did they ever make their own powder?
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Chichimec war 1550/1600 According to the book American Indian Quarterly published by University of Nebraska Press, gunpowder weapons were first used by native americans during the Chichimec war which ...

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What and who killed Richard the Lionheart and what happened to him?
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Gangrene According to HistoryUK and most other conventional history you will find on the internet, Richard the Lionheart died of a gangrene infection caused by being shot in the shoulder by a crossbow ...

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What did anti-Greek stereotyping look like in the United States in the early 20th century?
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Guarding the Gates There is a book about it called Guarding the Gates. Henry Pratt Fairchild & The Press According to sociologist Henry Pratt Fairchild in Page 82 of Guarding the Gates the Greeks ...

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In what countries were plague doctor masks were most common?
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Italy According to National Geographic the outfit (which includes the mask according to the photo in the link) was widespread throughout Europe, but most common in Italy. National Geographic Though ...

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Is the Krishna (a god within Hinduism), an appropriated historical figure?
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Indian historians It appears to be very much dependant upon who exactly the historians are. Scholars of Hinduism and Indian history would appear to be in favour of a historical Krishna, according to ...

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Are there any accounts of everyday life during the Black Death?
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Chronicle of the Black Death There is a chronicle from the British Library which I will link to. It was written at the cathedral priory of Rochester between 1314 and 1350, and deals with everyday life ...

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Was the resurrection of Jesus a historical fact?
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Post resurrection appearance of Jesus - Argument for Having debated the subject on a mainstream debate site, the main evidence for the resurrection appears to comes from the argument that a total of ...

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Are there any books on the recruitment of scientists from the Third Reich (Operation "Paperclip" and others)?
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Operation Paperclip There is the book operation paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America. by Annie Jacobsen. Operation paperclip In the chaos following WWII, ...

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What does CONOB mean on ancient Roman coins?
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Constantinopoli obryzum According to a poorly cited Wikipedia article CON indicates the mint of Constantinople and OB is an abbreviation of obryzum, and quite literally translates to "1/72 of a ...

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What was the likely death toll of the Tudor invasion of ireland?
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The Desmond Rebellions According to The Irish History website the Desmond rebellions took an unknown number of lives, but estimated to be "tens of thousands", so I think we can safely say 20,...

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Can history shed any light on the "secret arts" of the Egyptian magicians who turned their staffs into serpents as claimed by Exodus 7:11-12?
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Westcar Papyrus According to the World History Encyclopedia there are ancient Egyptian writings named the Westcar Papyrus and regarding magic and miracles dating as far back as approximately 2040 BC. ...

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What are the origins of organized crime?
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Definition of organised crime Using the definition of organised crime from the UK government, I will provide some examples of ancient and prehistoric acts. In ancient Egypt, not only did we have ...

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Did the Danes sack Hamburg after the conquest of Hedeby in 983?
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The Events of 983 It appears likely that Hamburg was indeed burned and ravaged in 983 AD, but apparently not by the Danes, but by Slavic forces fighting a holy war against Christianity, according to ...

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Why did so many Saxons emigrate to England?
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The great conspiracy of 367 ad The Saxon migration to Britain appears to not be something that happened overnight and instead appears to have happened in stages. Perhaps the first trace of Saxon ...

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Which emperor tried to command the tides?
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Sobekhotep VIII According to Kim Ryholt Sobekhotep VIII was likely an upper Egyptian pharoah during the 16th dynasty. Sobekhotep VIII, Wikipedia Sekhemre Seusertawy Sobekhotep VIII was possibly the ...

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Where did the South Dublin/"D4" accent come from?
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Upper-middle class The Dublin D4 post code area is best described as Upper-middle class. Independent ie This week, the Dublin Horse Show has brought much-needed gaiety to an area that is going ...

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Did people 'go to the beach' for pleasure during classical antiquity?
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West Mersea There are several examples available of Romans taking up residence near the sea for recreational purposes. One such example comes from West Mersea, were it is thought the Romans built &...

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Does the idea of white Europeans being the "true Aryans" come from the British India?
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Orientalism and Race: Aryanism in the British Empire It does appear to be a notable claim that is taken seriously by certain journalists such as Roger D Long from the Journal of Interdisciplinary ...

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Why do we clink glasses and say cheers?
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Snopes According to Snopes both clinking glasses to ward off evil spirits, and to test for poison in the spirits, is false. Snopes Many explanations have been advanced to explain our custom of ...

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When did "killing" become wrong in society?
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Code of Ur Nammu According to World History Encyclopedia, the earliest known law code is "The Code of Ur-Nammu", from approximately 2030 BC. World History Encyclopedia Ur-Nammu (r. 2047-...

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Was Ireland really England's first colony?
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BBC According to the British Broadcasting Company Pope Adrian IV's Papal Bull in 1155 led the way to England's first colony. BBC The first proper colonisation took place not in the West or East ...

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What's known about Tullia's son?
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Lentulus According to Publius Cornelius Dolabella's Wikipedia biography, the second child of Tullia and Dolabella was born in 45 BC and named Lentulus. Unfortunately Lentulus is suspected to have also ...

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Can we say that the first empire that divided its territory into provinces was the Neo-Assyrian Empire?
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Definition It possibly depends upon which definition of province one is using. Wikipedia, province A province is almost always an administrative division within a country or state. The term derives ...

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What are the top 5 bloodiest battles in terms of British casualties?
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List of battles by casualties I have made a list using this wikipedia article named List of battles by casualties and have simply removed the ones involving Brits and put them in to order from one to ...

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Did ancient Egyptian women have legal equality with men?
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Women in Ancient Egypt According to the world history encyclopedia women did indeed enjoy the same rights as men. With those rights being decided by social class, and not sex, just the same as men. ...

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Did ordinary people during Hatshepsut's reign know she was a woman?
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Thutmose I It would be very unlikely that Hatshepsut managed to convince the people of the time that she was a man, considering she was the eldest daughter of Thutmose I, according to the Britannica. ...

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