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Christianity in Japan
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Christianity in Japan

Christianity arrived in Japan in 1549 when Jesuits first set foot in Kagoshima. Initial attempts to spread the religion were met with confusion; however...
A Gallery of Ancient Egyptian Art
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A Gallery of Ancient Egyptian Art

Ancient Egyptian art was created to serve a practical purpose, not for its own sake, and so every piece had a specific function. At the same time, these...
Discovery of X-Rays
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Discovery of X-Rays

The discovery of X-rays – a form of invisible radiation that can pass through objects, including human tissue – revolutionised science and medicine...
A Gallery of Ancient Egyptian Temples
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A Gallery of Ancient Egyptian Temples

The temple in ancient Egypt was the home of the deity it was built for, and the clergy attended the statue of that god or goddess as they would a living...
Michel Foucault
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Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was a post-modernist French philosopher and is considered one of the most influential philosophers of modern times. Aside...
Ancient Egypt: Government & Religion
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Ancient Egypt: Government & Religion

Government and religion in ancient Egypt were fully integrated beginning with the First Dynasty of Egypt (c. 3150 to c. 2890 BCE). The king was understood...
Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt
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Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

Daily life in ancient Egypt was lived with an awareness of the gods and the understanding that they had given the people the gift of the most perfect...
Banastre Tarleton
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Banastre Tarleton

Banastre Tarleton (1754-1833) was a British military officer and politician, most famous for his role in the southern campaigns of the American Revolutionary...
A Gallery of Ziggurats of Ancient Mesopotamia
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A Gallery of Ziggurats of Ancient Mesopotamia

A ziggurat is an artificial mountain built by the ancient Mesopotamians to elevate the clergy toward the realm of the gods. A form of monumental architecture...
Charles Cornwallis
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Charles Cornwallis

Charles Cornwallis (1738-1805), 1st Marquess and 2nd Earl Cornwallis, was a British military officer and statesman best known for surrendering to George...
The Boy Who Saw A-ti'us
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The Boy Who Saw A-ti'us

The Boy Who Saw A-ti'us is a legend of the Pawnee nation about a young man who is granted a vision of the Creator Ti-ra'wa A-ti'us (also known simply...
Ptolemaic Dynasty
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Ptolemaic Dynasty

The Ptolemaic dynasty was a Macedonian royal family that ruled Ptolemaic Egypt from 323 to 30 BCE. It was founded by Ptolemy I, a general and successor...
Anthony Wayne
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Anthony Wayne

Anthony Wayne (1745-1796), better known by his nickname 'Mad Anthony', was a brigadier general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary...
Ptolemaic Egypt
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Ptolemaic Egypt

Ptolemaic Egypt existed between 323 and 30 BCE when Egypt was ruled by the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty. During the Ptolemaic period, Egyptian society...
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