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West Asian government – Mesopotamia and Iran

By | 2018-04-25T23:41:44+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Government, West Asia|

West Asian government: the stele of Naram-Sin shows the king leading his troops to victory. Empires and city-states Since the time of the Akkadians, about 2300 BC, West Asian government has cycled back and forth between unity and disunity. Sometimes there are big empires ruled by a "king of kings". Other times there are smaller kingdoms [...]

Empires timeline – 500 BC to Jesus

By | 2018-04-09T10:31:17+00:00 September 10th, 2017|History, Romans, When|

Achilles bandaging the wounded Achilles binding up the wounds of Patroclos (Athens, red-figure vase, 500 BC -now in Berlin) All over the world, the time between 500 BC and 1 BC was a time of unification. People traded with each other. And they built big empires. Cyrus the Great's unification of the Persian Empire brought peace and stability [...]

Shang Dynasty China – The first dynasty of ancient China

By | 2018-05-11T23:14:16+00:00 June 6th, 2017|China, History|

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 [...]