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Nijo Castle
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle, located in Kyoto, Japan, was first built in 1603 CE by Tokugawa Ieyasu (r. 1603-1605 CE), founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868 CE). The castle complex is surrounded by a double moat and made up of three distinct areas...
Electra by Sophocles
Definition by Donald L. Wasson

Electra by Sophocles

Electra is a play written by the 5th-century BCE Greek tragedian Sophocles. Similar to Aeschylus' Libation Bearers, Electra focuses on the return of Electra's brother Orestes from exile and the plot to murder their mother. Years earlier...
Palace of Khorsabad
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Palace of Khorsabad

Artistic attempt at reconstruction of the inside of the palace of Khorsabad, constructed by the Assyrian king Sargon II. From the 1901 Brockhaus Enzyklopädie.
Palace of Shaki Khans
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Palace of Shaki Khans

The Palace of Shaki Khans, built in 1797 by Muhammed Hasan Khan, in Shaki, Azerbaijan.
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
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Palace of the Shirvanshahs

The Palace of the Shirvanshahs, built in the 15th century and located in the Inner City of Baku, Azerbaijan.
Reconstruction of the Old Summer Palace, Beijing
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Reconstruction of the Old Summer Palace, Beijing

Digital reconstruction of the Yuanming Yuan palace complex, known in the Western World as the Old Summer Palace. This reconstruction depicts Haiyantang ("The Palace of Calm Seas"), a two-story western-style palace with a magnificent water...
Palace, Palenque
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Palace, Palenque

The Palace building of Palenque. With the northern half and tower dating to c. 721 CE, the structure is one of the most complex in Maya architecture and its square tower is unique in Mesoamerican sites.
Palace Model, Karakorum
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Palace Model, Karakorum

A model of the khan's palace at Karakorum, capital of the Mongol Empire (1206-1368 CE) from 1235 to 1263 CE. (National Museum of Mongolian History, Ulaanbaatar)
Palace Scene in Zhou Dynasty China
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Palace Scene in Zhou Dynasty China

Artist's impression of a palace scene in Zhou Dynasty China. Created by Amplitude Studios for the video game Humankind.
Palace Assassination
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Palace Assassination

Artist's impression of a scene depicting an assassin attempting to escape a palace.
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