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  1. Tokugawa Ieyasu

    The probably earliest assassination by gun sniper in the world history

    Just share with us if you know any example worthy for discussion, here comes the first example by me. ========================= As early as AD 1566.... The Japanese Sengoku daimyo Mimura Iechika (三村家親) was assassinated by a "sniping shot" from an arquebusier! Very likely the earliest...
  2. R

    What is the Earliest Source of the Ramakatha.

    The Valmiki Ramayana is generally dated from roughly 200 BCE to about 400 CE. My question is... apart from the Valmiki Ramayana, what is the earliest actual evidence we have for the Ramakatha. Does Panini mention anything about Rama, or perhaps does some other ancient author mention about Rama...
  3. Tammuz

    Violence in earliest Islam

    First, the development of the protagonist. Probably born in Mecca in 570, Muhammad was raised after early orphanage by desert bedouins and then admitted by relatives in Mecca, where he worked as a camel driver. At the age of 25 he met the rich and much older Chadidja, became her lover and ran...
  4. S

    What is the earliest known set piece battle?

    I'm talking about the use of organized formations and battle tactics as opposed to an ambush or a melee.
  5. RomaVictrix

    Earliest Mesoamerican writing system? Mayan? Zapotec? Olmec?

    This is a somewhat controversial issue. The Maya script of ancient Mexico and Guatemala is known for certain to have existed in full form by about 200 BC, but some scholars push that date way further back into the middle of the 1st millennium BC. That would make it a contemporary of the Zapotec...
  6. Dreamhunter

    Why did Jin & Xia not ally with each other to stop the Mongol threat earliest?

    Why did Jin & Xia not ally with each other to stop the Mongol threat earliest? It was like, when Western Xia was invaded by the Mongols, Jin didn't help Xia; while when Jin was invaded, Western Xia didn't help them Jin; instead of allying together and fighting the Mongols, these two apparently...
  7. H

    Who made the First Naval Truck Carriage?

    I was browsing through greatmingmilitary blog about asian ships compared to western ships. Interesting comparison between different warships of the Far East in the sixteenth and seventeenth century | Great Ming Military Regarding the Korean Turtle ship (Geobukseon), I noticed it noted it had...
  8. Azad67

    Bakhshali manuscript from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has the earliest recorded origin of the

    The Bakhshali manuscript is an early mathematical manuscript written on birch bark found in 1881 by a farmer in his field in Bakhshali village of Mardan district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It dates back to as early as third century. It is notable for being the oldest extant manuscript of...
  9. R

    The earliest Dutch novel

    Who can tell me what was the earliest Dutch novel? Who wrote it, and when?
  10. R

    Earliest evidence of cooking

    Ever since he appeared on Earth, man has eaten, both to survive and for pleasure...Originally, of course, he just devoured whatever he could gather...But when did human beings actually begin to cook? Not just roasting meat on spits, but really preparing meals systematically in pots or other...
  11. L

    Were the earliest civilizations made by brown people?

    OK LET ME SET THIS STRAIGHT, I AM NOT OBSESSED WITH RACE, THIS WILL BE MY ONLY QUESTION ABOUT RACE, AND I MIGHT SAY STUPID STUFF THAT'S BECAUSE I'M NOT VERY INTELLIGENT BUT I DO WANT TO LEARN MORE. So, Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Phoenicians, Israelites and the lot weren't white in the...
  12. Fomorian8

    Where did the earliest astronomers come from?

    In my other thread, "Where did the pyramid builders come from," the somewhat separate topic of the earliest astronomers was brought up, in terms of the early megalithic culture who influenced Ancient Egypt. I thought I would make a separate thread to discuss this topic. A certain poster...
  13. R

    The earliest town and city

    We have numerous archaeological and material remains of man's habitat, starting in the Paleolithic: from caverns to temporary nomadic settlements, from isolated huts to small villages. By the Mesolithic Age, man was already tentatively experimenting with agriculture and stock raising; he was...
  14. Lawnmowerman

    Earliest rebeloin against the British by the American Colanists

    I was surprised to learn that there had been several small scale rebellions against Britain by the American Colonists before the American Revolution. When was the earliest of these and where any of them in any way partially successful??
  15. S

    Earliest recognition of the difficulties of nation-building?

    I'm reading a book about the Taiping Rebellion in which Earl Grey is quoted as speaking in Parliament about the difficulties of nation-building in India (in the context of British neutrality in China). I'm curious about earlier (the earliest?) recorded acknowledgements of this difficulty (by...
  16. aldo12

    Buddha:Time Gap Between his Life and Earliest Manuscripts.

    For Buddha we have no written records on him from his lifetime, nor in the centuries following his death. The oldest surviving Buddhist manuscripts are the Gandhāran Buddhist texts reported to have been found in eastern Afghanistan. They are in the form of 27 scrolls dating from 100 BC to...
  17. R

    What is the earliest knowledge you have of your family name?

    Just for fun I know my grandfathers were doctors in world war two
  18. C

    Earliest Trenches

    I was recently reading about the American Civil War and came across a claim that a certain general had invented the trench during that war. A counter-claim was then made that trenches had been around since the Romans. Which started me thinking 'Given the weapons the Romans had, what possible...
  19. J

    earliest examples of anti-discrimination?

    Like in history, which societies showed earliest examples of anti-racism?
  20. V

    Earliest columns in India

    2500 BC Dholavira, Indus Valley Civilisation. "8.9.2.2...