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Artillery in Medieval Europe
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Artillery in Medieval Europe

Artillery weapons in medieval Europe included the mounted crossbow (ballista) and single-arm torsion catapult (mangonel), both similar to ancient Roman machines. As armies battled further afield such as in the Byzantine Empire and against...
Letters & Post in the Ancient World
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Letters & Post in the Ancient World

Letters and their delivery via a state communication system was a feature of many ancient cultures. The writing medium may have differed but the Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Incas all had the means to send messengers and...
The Early History of Clove, Nutmeg, & Mace
Articleby James Hancock

The Early History of Clove, Nutmeg, & Mace

The spices clove, nutmeg, and mace originated on only a handful of tiny islands in the Indonesian archipelago but came to have a dramatic, far-reaching impact on world trade. In antiquity, they became popular in the medicines of India and...
What happened to the Great Library at Alexandria?
Articleby Brian Haughton

What happened to the Great Library at Alexandria?

Once the largest library in the ancient world, and containing works by the greatest thinkers and writers of antiquity, including Homer, Plato, Socrates and many more, the Library of Alexandria, northern Egypt, is popularly believed to have...
Golden Age: Tang Dynasty China History & Music
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Golden Age: Tang Dynasty China History & Music

This short video features traditional Chinese music accompanying Chinese art and landscapes which reflect the Tang Dynasty of China (618-907 CE). There is no narration and this is not an `educational' video. It is just a beautiful experience...
Equestrian Sculpture of Marcus Aurelius,  c. 173-76 C.E.
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Equestrian Sculpture of Marcus Aurelius, c. 173-76 C.E.

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=D4nK5uXuPXM Equestrian Sculpture of Marcus Aurelius, bronze, c. 173-76 C.E., (Capitoline Museums, Rome). View this work up close on the Google Art Project: http://www.googleartproject.com/collection/musei-capitolini/artwork/equestrian-statue-of-marcus-aurelius-unknown/392928/...
‎2,000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius: World History #7
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‎2,000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius: World History #7

2,000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius: Crash Course World History #7 In which John introduces you to quite a lot of Chinese history by discussing the complicated relationship between the Confucian scholars...
The Heavenly King of The Chinese: Shang Di
Videoby Ezekiel3Seventeen

The Heavenly King of The Chinese: Shang Di

This video describes the heavenly king and lord of the Chinese, Shang Di, and his significance to Chinese culture.
82nd & Fifth: Tang Dynasty Figure
Videoby The Metropolitan Museum of Art

82nd & Fifth: Tang Dynasty Figure

http://82nd-and-fifth.metmuseum.org/she Explore this object: http://82nd-and-fifth.metmuseum.org/figure-of-a-seated-court-lady-china-2010.120 "It also tells us a lot about human nature, about this constant and eternal pursuit of beauty."...
China in the Tang Dynasty
Videoby Themis Voulgaris

China in the Tang Dynasty

This video covers the history of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE). It is less than 25 minutes long but very comprehensive and includes a section in the beginning on the Silk Road and how it influenced Chinese culture. Recommended for anyone...
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