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    • Trend toward Democracy;

    • The trend toward democracy begins with the rule of one royal leader (monarchy), then the rule of the few, such as the aristocracy (oligarchy), to the rule of one totalitarian leader (tyranny), ending with the rule of the people (democracy).
    • United States;
    • Ashoka;

    • Meera Mukherjee, a modern sculptor in India, sculpted this bronze statue, "Ashoka at Kalinga," in 1972. This sculpture is the "ultimate expression of the heroic image."
    • India;
    • Shahadah;

    • Meaning “testimony” in Arabic, the shahadah, shown here in beautiful calligraphy, is the Muslim profession of faith, “There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the prophet of Allah.” The shahadah is the first of the five Pillars of Islam, and it is...
    • Arabia;
    • Map and Timeline of the Spread of Islam;

    • While Islam began as a religion taught by the Prophet Muhammad to a small group of followers, it spread rapidly. This map and timeline illustrate the spread of Islamic religious and political influence between the seventh and sixteenth centuries,...
    • Arabia;
    • Mounted Nomadic Warrior;

    • Picture of ferocious mounted nomadic warrior with his mount at full gallop...aims to the rear, demonstrating the mobility and firepower that made steppe warriors unequaled on battlefields of Asia and Europe.
    • unsure;
    • Design for a Flying Machine Guided by a Man;

    • Leonardo da Vinci was a typical example of a “Renaissance Man.” In addition to his celebrated career as a painter, sculptor and architect, he also investigated all facets of the natural world. During Leonardo’s first stay in Milan, about 1482 to...
    • Itlay;
    • Pergammon Acropolis;

    • This image shows a reconstruction of the acropolis of Pergamon, a kingdom ruled by the Attalid dynasty. Founded by Philetairos after the breakup of Alexander’s empire in the early third century BCE, the Pergamene kingdom embraced almost all of...
    • Turkey;
    • Charles Martel;

    • Graphic of Charles Martel, Charlemagne's grandfather, who gave his name to the Carolingian family. Pushed the Muslims out of France in 732 CE. Buried at Saint-Denis with Merovingian Kings.
    • unsure;
    • Frankish kingdom map;

    • Timeline and map that illustrate the expansion and decline of the Frankish Empire including the Merovingian and Carolingian Kingdoms and their subsequent rulers.
    • Continental Western Europe;
    • Panathenaic Festival Procession Frieze, Parthenon;

    • This image shows a detail from the inner Ionic frieze of the Parthenon. Located on the Athenian Acropolis, the Parthenon was the culmination of Greek architecture and was more lavishly decorated than any Greek temple before it. Phidias was the...
    • Greece;
    • Lacoön and his sons;

    • This marble statue of the Trojan priest Lacoön and his sons was unearthed in Rome in 1506 in the midst of the remains from the palace of the Roman Emperor Titus. According to legend, the gods who favored the Greeks in the war against Troy sent...
    • Greece;
    • Variations of the Arch: Dome module;

    • This module demonstrates the transformation of an arch into a dome. An arch is a curved constructional element that spans the opening between two points of support to form a roof or ceiling. Although arches were used since the prehistoric times,...
    • Imperial Rome (Italy);

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