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Kingdom of Abyssinia
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Kingdom of Abyssinia

The Kingdom of Abyssinia was founded in the 13th century CE and, transforming itself into the Ethiopian Empire via a series of military conquests, lasted until the 20th century CE. It was established by the kings of the Solomonid dynasty...
Empire of Nicaea
Definitionby Michael Goodyear

Empire of Nicaea

The Empire of Nicaea was a successor state to the Byzantine Empire, or rather a Byzantine Empire in exile lasting from 1204 to 1261 CE. The Empire of Nicaea was founded in the aftermath of the sacking of Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade...
Battle of Gaixia
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Battle of Gaixia

The Battle of Gaixia (202 BCE, also known as Kai-Hsia) was the decisive engagement of the Chu-Han Contention (206-202 BCE) at which Liu Bang (l. c. 256-195 BCE), from the State of Han, defeated Xiang Yu (l. 232-202 BCE) of the State of Chu...
Shi Huangdi
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Shi Huangdi

Shi Huangdi (l.259-210 BCE/r.221-210 BCE, also known as Qin Shi Huang, Qin Shih Huandi, Shi Huangti or Shih Huan-ti) was the first emperor of a unified China. Shi Huangdi means `First Emperor' and is a title, not a proper name. The Qin Dynasty...
The Cotton Pickers by Winslow Homer
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The Cotton Pickers by Winslow Homer

"The Cotton Pickers" by Winslow Homer (1836 – 1910 CE). The painting depicts two African-American women labouring in the cotton fields. A major theme of the painting is the continuing racial and economic inequality that existed after the...
Still Life by John F. Francis
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Still Life by John F. Francis

A still life by American painter John F. Francis (1808-1886 CE). The painting depicts staple crops of the United States of America like melons, peaches, grapes, and apples.
Eastern Zhou Sword
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Eastern Zhou Sword

A bronze, double-edged straight sword from the Eastern Zhou Dynasty. Decorated with turqoise and gold. Warring States Period, c. early 5th century BCE. China. (Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institute)
Chinese Bronze Fanghu Vessel
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Chinese Bronze Fanghu Vessel

This ritual alcohol vessel is inlaid with malachite and copper wire. Eastern Zhou period, Warring States period, 475-221 BCE. From modern-day China. Anonymous loan. (The British Museum, London).
Banliang Coin
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Banliang Coin

When Qin Shihuang (the First Emperor) unified the Warring States in 221 BCE, he standardized the coinage. He made the banliang (half-ounce) coin of the Qin State standard throughout the Empire, and declared all other coins obsolete. The round...
Continental Army Presentation Sword
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Continental Army Presentation Sword

A presentation sword awarded to Colonel Marinus Willett (1740–1830 CE), of the Continental Army. It is one of ten "elegant swords" awarded by the Continental Congress to officers who demonstrated exceptional merit against the British during...
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