Talk:Mausoleum of Theoderic

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UFO did it?[edit]

> Its roof is a single 300–ton Istrian stone, 10 meters in diameter <

OK, how did they put that there in 520AD when Graeco-Roman civilization had already collapsed and 99% were illiterate? Some 300 tons is not a thing you can lift with a chipmunk-wheel crane. 12:21, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Germans are very efficient. Anyways, The Romans were still thriving in the East IIRC, and seeing as the Goths just copied what they were doing, its not exactly a huge technological leap. Incidentally, i thought the stone came from Dalmatia. this is one of the most coolest thing on earth it is a ufo and a sheep eating fruit i love chickens and different meat like birds i love dogs to —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:59, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Actually, the Goths had no idea how to build a dome, so they took the largest rock they could find and carved a dome out of it. We're still not sure how they did that. (talk) 15:27, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

The Ostrogothic Kingdom was not one of illiterate barbarians. They were long federate of the Romans, their military had a similar organizational structure than contemporary Byzantine armies, and their elite operated in close cooperation between the Roman elite. If you had visited Italy during the reign of Theodoric, you'd see people attend thermae, wear the toga, and discuss of law. Only a few clues would make you understand that you are no more in the age of the Empire. The Goth-Romans were perfectly capable of carrying that stone from Istria as the Romans were capable of transporting obelisks from Egypt. The "dark age" really began in Italy only with the Gothic War (535–554). Ironically, it was a war unleashed by the Eastern Roman Empire to devastate the countryside, cause the demographic collapse, the abandonment of cities and the end of Roman culture, finally leaving the territory defenseless to counter the descent of the Lombards (that unlike the Goths, were really barbarians). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:09, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Taplin Gorge Dam Powerhouse references[edit]

I can't actually see much resemblance between the referenced powerhouse and the subject of this article. If this reference is documented somewhere (maybe it was in the intention of the designer) pleas eprovide a citation, if it's original research I think we should remove the reference. Diegopiacc (talk) 10:00, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

I don't see much resemblance either, but the fact is cited in a few publications about the dam, e.g. (talk) 12:48, 28 December 2017 (UTC) Marco Pagliero Berlin

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