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Horse of Emperor Taizong
Imageby Yen Li-Pen

Horse of Emperor Taizong

A relief slab from the tomb of Tang Dynasty emperor Taizong showing one of his horses. c. 650 CE, Zhaoling, China. (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia)
Predynastic Period in Egypt
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Predynastic Period in Egypt

The Predynastic Period in Ancient Egypt is the time before recorded history from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic Age and on to the rise of the First Dynasty and is generally recognized as spanning the era from c. 6000-3150 BCE (though physical...
Tang Figure of an African or Indonesian Dancer
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Tang Figure of an African or Indonesian Dancer

This figure was made of a slipped and brown pigmented earthenware. It represents a male dancer, possibly an African or Indonesian. It was found in a Chinese tomb. Tang Dynasty, 8th century CE. (The British Museum, London).
Lady Yang
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Lady Yang

Chinese beauty Yang Guifei, consort of the Tang emperor Xuanzong (AD 685-762), playing the flute, seated alone on an elaborate Chinese-style throne, surrounded by flowering trees and peonies in open mountain landscape. Japanese painting from...
Maukhari Dynasty
Definitionby Dr Avantika Lal

Maukhari Dynasty

The Maukharis (554 CE - 606 CE) rose as a power after the downfall of the Gupta Empire (3rd to 6th century CE) in the 6th century CE in northern India. The core area of their kingdom was situated in what is now the state of Uttar Pradesh...
Oracle Bones
Definitionby Emily Mark

Oracle Bones

Oracle Bones (also known as Dragon's Bones) were the shoulder blades of oxen or plastrons of turtles (the flat, underside of the turtle's shell) which were used in the Shang Dynasty of China (c. 1600-1046 BCE) for divination. The symbols...
Tang Empire & Neighbouring States
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Tang Empire & Neighbouring States

A map indicating the extent of the Tang empire (618-907 CE) and its neighbouring states and tribes people.
Korean Ambassadors to the Tang Court
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Korean Ambassadors to the Tang Court

A mural from the tomb of Li Xian depicting Korean ambassadors visiting the court of Tang China. 706 CE.
Ancient Korean & Chinese Relations
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Ancient Korean & Chinese Relations

Contact between Korea and China goes back to mythology and prehistory. Trade developed from the Bronze and Iron Ages with raw materials and manufactured goods going in both directions for centuries thereafter. In addition to traders, migrants...
Battle of Red Cliffs
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Battle of Red Cliffs

The Battle of Red Cliffs (also known as the Battle of Chibi, 208 CE) was the pivotal engagement between the forces of Northern China led by the warlord Cao Cao (l. 155-220 CE) and the allied defenders of the south under the command of Liu...
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