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History of scientific regression
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Architecture: Roman Cement Concrete was widely used throughout antiquity by the Persians, Egyptians, Assyrians, and Romans. The Romans technique in creating concrete allowed them to build the ...

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Was the secession of the Confederate states illegal?
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The United States Supreme Court ruled unilateral secession unconstitutional while commenting that revolution or consent of the states could lead to a successful secession NOTE: The Supreme Court ...

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Did the end of the British Raj in India create an economic loss for Britain?
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To begin, the following passage from Britain, the Commonwealth and the End of Empire by Dr John Darwin discusses the "staggering blow" Great Britain felt after granting independence to India. ... ...

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What was the motivation for the Gregorian Calendar?
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Essentially the extra quarter of a day that the Julian leap year added was slightly longer than the 0.242 of a day left over in the actual solar year. It affected Pope Gregory XIII because the ...

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Was early Sumerian civilization wiped out by a flood?
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SUMERIAN CULTURE IN MESOPOTAMIA: It is important to note that the Sumerian people did not migrate to Mesopotamia until after about 3250 BC near the end of the Uruk Period. … After about 3250 BC, ...

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Farming societies without calendars
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One example would be the Amondawa who are a group of indigenous peoples of Brazil. The Amondawa are a sedentary group that utilize various forms of hunting fishing and agriculture to provide for their ...

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How often did city-destroying floods happen in Mesopotamia?
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This is a great question, but I am finding it to be very difficult to answer. The 4th and 3rd millennia's are proving to be very challenging in terms of finding historical documentation relating to ...

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Was democracy present in India before British colonization?
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Was democracy present in India when British colonization began? Democracy, in some fashion, has appeared in India throughout its history. However, just prior to the British arrival in India; ...

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The diminishing role of the "family name" throughout the Byzantine Empire
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It seems that the diminshing use of the Roman three-name practice (which includes the cognomen as the 3rd name) was primarily due to the influence of early Christian & Greek "naming" traditions. ...

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Who proposed the motion that gave Gaius Julius Caesar the title Augustus?
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Octavian who would later become Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus: My answer really focuses on the why as much as the who, because the reality may have been that in many ways he gave himself the title. ...

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What is the oldest road in the world that has been in continuous use?
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Damascus, in southwestern Syria, is widely believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Therefore, it's not a stretch to suggest that the city of Damascus has the oldest road in ...

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In Studying the peoples of pre-Roman Britain, what are our primary reference sources?
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If the historian Tacitus simply provides too much of a Roman perspective and/or is too late in history (1st century AD), then archaeological evidence is likely the best source (as DVK previously ...

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Is there a written history on the Sonderkommando Elbe?
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Arno Rose and Adrian Weir are two recommended[1] author's who have written on the subject of Sonderkommando Elbe. Arno Rose's Book Radikaler Luftkampf (Translation: Radical Dogfight) evidently does a ...

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