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Steel history – medieval to modern steel

By |2018-09-10T06:07:42+00:00September 7th, 2017|Central Asia, Science|

Steel history: a Safavid steel helmet (Iran, 1500s AD) Medieval steel from India and Iran The wars after the collapse of the Mongol Empire in the 1300s stopped steel production in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. But metal-workers kept on making high quality crucible steel in India and Iran under the Pandyas, the Mughals, and the Safavid Empire. The wars also made it hard [...]

Chola Empire – history of India

By |2018-04-23T15:17:11+00:00July 20th, 2017|History, India|

Rajaraja Chola, king from 985 - 1012 AD Collapse of the Guptan Empire Like the Roman Empire, the Guptan empire fell apart in the 500s AD. After that, India had a lot of kings ruling a lot of small kingdoms. In northern India, King Harsha ruled one of the small kingdoms. But after he died in the 600s [...]

Pandya Empire – history of India

By |2018-09-07T10:42:25+00:00July 20th, 2017|History, India|

Gate of Sri Ranganathaswami temple at Srirangam, built by Pandya king Jatavarman Sundara in the 1200s AD The Pandya Empire takes over After the Chola Empire collapsed in the 1200s AD, their old enemies, the Pandyas, took over control of south India. Both the Cholas and the Pandyas spoke Tamil. Mostly they're the same culture, though [...]

History of India – Early South Asia

By |2017-07-20T11:54:00+00:00July 20th, 2017|History, India|

Clay figurines from Mehrgahr India was one of the first places people came to after they left Africa. They travelled along the coast around the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf. The first people probably arrived in India about 50,000 BC. They probably lived along the coast, and used small boats. They ate a lot of fish and shellfish, like [...]

Delhi Sultanate in India

By |2018-09-13T11:20:39+00:00July 20th, 2017|History, India|

Muhammed Ghor, who started the Delhi Sultanate The Mamluks conquer northern India Around 1100 AD, with the Ghaznavids out of the picture, the Mamluks who had already conquered Iran and what is now Pakistan succeeded in conquering the rest of northern India as well, uniting a rich kingdom that was the center of the Silk Road. Wait who were the Ghaznavids? The Delhi [...]