VonCrowne » March 10th, 2017, 4:20 pm wrote:Inasmuch as I have taken a great interest in the ancient near east, it was of interest to me when this article came across a news feed today, particularly, for the mention of Ramses II (who is a noteworthy character for many reasons with which I will not exhaust you).
So, that doesn't read too bad. Of course, my gut instinct is not to believe it; so, I offer this for the scrutinizing eyes of the forum, as I see, at least, a missing leg...
Thank you for not merely "offering" (i.e.; demanding) people research for you rather than doing original research for everyone, but I am not sure your contribution of "a missing leg" is all that interesting. Is it impossible for the perspective to be obscuring the central character's leg, as it may be standing on the other part of the statue and foreshortened behind his torso?
Also, you could certainly summarize the relevant information about Ramses without going into depth, if it's not just speculation, rumor and hearsay but your actual personal research.
Not to derail, but I feel like people are starting to forget the reason we have this forum, which is to actually teach the public how to research rather than alluding to some personal inaccessible knowledge.