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20 07, 2017

Vedic India – history of India

By |2018-04-23T14:45:28-07:00July 20th, 2017|History, India|0 Comments

Vedic India: A horse-drawn chariot from the Oxus Treasure (British Museum, thanks to Mary Harrsch) About 1500 BC, a new group of people seem to have come to India from the north-west: this time, they were the Yamnaya. The Yamnaya came from Central Asia, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. We also call these people [...]

6 06, 2017

Shang Dynasty China – The first dynasty of ancient China

By |2019-09-19T15:02:20-07:00June 6th, 2017|China|47 Comments

Shang Dynasty China: Late Shang bronze pitcher from Henan, about 1100 BC, with inscription (Musee Guimet, Paris) China enters the Bronze Age Around 2000 BC, people in China learned how to make bronze out of tin and copper, so we call this the Bronze Age. About the same time, people in China also [...]

31 05, 2017

Sogdians – History of Central Asia

By |2019-09-11T05:54:27-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, History|0 Comments

Sogdians: A horse-drawn chariot from the Oxus Treasure (British Museum, thanks to Mary Harrsch) Where did they come from? The Sogdians came to Sogdiana  probably about 1500 BC. (That's modern Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.) They were part of the wave of Yamnaya migration to the south-east. Who were the Yamnaya? Bronze Age timeline Central [...]