heads

  1. Waterloofinalsolution

    Did Sultans have to shave their heads in the Ottoman Empire?

    Was it part of their custom? I heard something about this.... But I googled it, and found no clear answer.... Time period: Between the 15th-18th century. Thanks so much!:)
  2. Waterloofinalsolution

    Did Sultans have to shave their heads in the Ottoman Empire?

    Was it part of their custom? I heard something about this.... But I googled it, and found no clear answer.... Time period: Between the 15th-18th century. Thanks so much!:)
  3. H

    Mongolians and a wall of heads

    Hey folks I'm new here, not especially well versed in history and I would like to ask for your help in identifying a historical situation. The other day I was talking to some friends while drinking beer, about the brutality of warfare and terrorism these days, and I argued with them that it was...
  4. Lawnmowerman

    Name the 3 WWII heads of state who are still living????

    Just a fun trivia question for you all. Well have a shot.
  5. rvsakhadeo

    Pakistan minister states nuclear war heads positioned against India

    Pakistan ' s Minister for external affairs has stated in a press interview that nuclear war head equipped missiles have been positioned in his country near the border with India and though these are of a small capacity, they have been positioned to specifically attack India. This statement has...
  6. Futurist

    Which heads of state had extremely funny (full) titles?

    Which heads of state had extremely funny (full) titles? For instance, can any head of state beat Idi Amin's (full) title? : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idi_Amin#Erratic_behaviour.2C_self-bestowed_titles.2C_and_media_portrayal "His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor...
  7. Futurist

    Academics who became national heads of state and/or national heads of government?

    Which academics became national heads of state and/or national heads of government later on? As of right now, I can think of Woodrow Wilson (who was President of Princeton University and who later became President of the United States) and Ashraf Ghani (who was Chancellor of Kabul University...
  8. Shtajerc

    Shaving heads in modern armies

    Now, I get that short hair is more practical in the army than long hair. If not otherwise, you can't grap and pull very short hair. Yet what's the reason that many armies started shaving the soldiers' hair some time after ww2? Is it to make soldiers more uniform in terms of outer appearence or...
  9. C

    The Archaeology of Heads

    The Cult of the Head ? THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF HEADS | balkancelts
  10. D

    22nd Amendment under fire: Heads up!

    The 22nd Amendment to COTUS limits a US President to two terms. HJR 15 now before the House would remove the limitation now in place. Do a "seach" if you wish to learn more. Dave W.
  11. jeroenrottgering

    Why did the German crowned heads accept to be part of the Second German Empire?

    In 1871 during the German unification all the kings, princess, dukes and other ruling aristocrats decided to unify themselves under Prussian leadership. Why? No longer were the sovereign and from henceforth had to obey the wishes of Prussia and the Emperor. They were never declared war on nor...
  12. Maia

    Dead people or animals as heads of state

    A head of state is normally a human who's alive, but have there been any authentic cases of either a dead person, or an animal, being named as head of state? Kim Il-sung has been named as Eternal President of North Korea, but is this regarded as a genuine constitutional role, or just an...
  13. Delenda est Roma

    Carthage Heads East

    Okay picture this. After Hasdrubal's death in 221 BC Hannibal after subjugating Spain heads to his ancestral homeland, Phoenecia. Currently ruled by the Ptolemies. So any thoughts? This thread assumes Rome doesn't interfere.
  14. emperor of seleucid

    Persian Heads West

    What if Persia aimed for Carthage first and then Italy rather than Greece in 500 B.C.? Would they conquer Carthage? Would they then conquer Italy?
  15. King Caesar I

    Alexander Heads West

    Let's say Alexander the Great lived on and went on to invade the Western Mediterranean to take on Carthage and Rome. Do you you think he could have suceeded?
  16. bunyip

    Easter Island heads have bodies?

    I'd never heard of this until seeing the linked photo and article today.The article also claims there are petroglyphs preserved beneath ground level.. Is this true? http://www.worldsstrangest.com/mental-floss/the-easter-island-%E2%80%9Cheads%E2%80%9D-have-bodies/ .
  17. unclefred

    The Taking of Heads

    The importance of head taking, for trophy, ritual, and magical/mystery purposes, has been common to many societies in the ancient world, and indeed into modern times. The human head was a common theme in Celtic artwork all over Europe. Heads were important in religious practices, it was...
  18. Thessalonian

    Italy heads for tough austerity plan

    "Italy is moving ahead with 47 billion euros of austerity cuts. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti have agreed on the package which they said should shield Italy from the Greek debt crisis and eliminate the Italian budget deficit." Italy heads for...
  19. davu

    TIME TO GET OUR HEADS OUT OF THE SAND

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/nov/09/ancient-world-the-americas this author hit it on the head -- the acceptance, advancements and achievements of pre-Columbus cultures in the America's has to and must be recognized for what it was -- in some cases it was more developed than Europe --...
  20. Frank81

    Philosophers as Heads of State

    I was talking with a friend about different kings and presidents in history, and he says me that the ideal head state would be a philosopher. Thinking about this, most of the heads of state have been people with military and political skills. In fact, there were many of them who loved arts, but...