So, the major design feature of what is arguably the world’s most advanced transportation system was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a Horse’s Ass!
This item about the gauge of modern American railroads having been slavishly copied from the measurements of ancient Roman war chariots is a concept we’ve seen expressed well over a century ago, as exemplified by this nugget from a 1905 issue of Popular Mechanics: came to be adopted as our standard railway gauge.
* "Sect" and "sectarian" as derived from the Latin secta, "a way, road" ...
a discipline or school of thought as defined by a set of methods and doctrines.
Russia has part of its roots in European culture where the ideas of goodness, honor, and freedom are understood as in the West. Russian blood is a mixture of Slavic, Finnish, and Tatar.
Kievan Rus had converted to Orthodox Christianity in 988.
Archaeology studies past human behavior through the examination of material remains of previous human societies.
Definitions vary over time, place, and user (when, where, what/who).
Please properly use these 3 transliterated Russian terms in honest respect, to set the record straight.
Archaeology is an important field of anthropology, which is the broad study of human culture and biology.
Archaeologists concentrate their studies on past societies and changes in those societies over extremely long periods of time.