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Who were the Nestorians? History of Christianity

By |2017-08-22T17:18:53+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Religion, Romans|

A Nestorian cross on a tombstone from Kazakhstan (1300s AD) In 428 AD, when Pulcheria and Eudocia were running the Roman Empire, a bishop named Nestorius became the Patriarch of Constantinople. That's like being the Pope but for people in the Eastern Empire. Nestorius didn't like the idea that Jesus was both a man and a god at the same time. Nestorius thought [...]

Great Wall of China – Qin Dynasty China

By |2018-04-18T09:53:32+00:00June 6th, 2017|China, History|

Chinese emperor's chariot and horses in a model The Qin (or Ch'in) Dynasty is the one which gave its name to China. The first Qin emperor, in 221 BC, was Qin Shih Huang Ti. He started out as the king of a smaller state - possibly Central Asian? maybe Sogdian or Scythian? - [...]