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Saladin the Strategist: An Underappreciated Commander

Posted May 26th, 2018 at 01:00 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated May 30th, 2018 at 07:05 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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"Salah ad-Din" Yusuf ibn Ayyub, Sultan of Egypt and Syria

Was it strong and grizzled knights with combat experience what dominated Medieval wars or was it their skilled commanders? It could be that the two were indistinguishable in the Medieval period. At least in the cases of Saladin he was a more scholarly and strategically minded commander with a skill for organization....
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Hittite Languages - The Hurrian Name of Tudhaliya IV

Posted May 19th, 2018 at 08:11 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated May 19th, 2018 at 08:17 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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Hittite reliefs of Tudhaliya IV in the sanctuary discovered at Yazilikaya, this one depicts the king embraced by the god Sharruma

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This relief shows Tudhaliya IV with his ceremonial Hurrian name written in Hurrian glyphs "Hishmi-Sharruma"...
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The Middle Kingdom

Posted January 2nd, 2018 at 12:45 PM by Shotgunhistory
Updated January 2nd, 2018 at 12:50 PM by Shotgunhistory



A short and all to brief summary of the middle kingdom. The middle kingdom was short but oh so sweet. So many interesting characters and intrigues! Amenemhet is my Favorite middle kingdom Pharaoh, mainly because of the cynical advice he gave to his son.....What can I say, I am a cynic! Hope your new years all started out well!!!
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Piecing together the First Intermediate period

Posted December 26th, 2017 at 09:38 AM by Shotgunhistory



Seasons Greetings I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, and just a lovely day in general if you do not partake. Below I have tried to make a brief but concise summary of the First Intermediate Period. Hard as that is with the limited evidence, All I had was speculation to help me, and I have added some speculations of my own. Hope you enjoy!
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How the Pyramids were built

Posted December 18th, 2017 at 07:54 AM by Shotgunhistory





I am not a subscriber to the ancient aliens theory, at least not as it pertains to the Pyramids, but I dont dismiss people that have this view. To be honest I just think it is due to lack of information. You cant be angry with that. Anyway here is a video examining the Pyramids and the Old Kingdom, who built them. Looking back Sneferu seems to be someone that I would get on with. What do you think?
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