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    • Trend toward Democracy;

    • United States;
    • 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).
    • Ashoka;

    • India;
    • 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."
    • Map of European colonization to Asia;

    • Phillipines, Africa, India;
    • Map of European colonization in Asia to 1750. Because the Tokugawa Shogunate's economic prosperity & political success resulted in part from its trade with Europe, Japan was initially much more liberal in elaborating its commercial relationship...
    • Shahadah;

    • Arabia;
    • 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...
    • Map of Mughal India;

    • India;
    • Map of Mughal India. As Japan experienced a dynastic change in the C16 & China in the C17, so did India in the late C15. The experience of India (also on Asia's mainland & so accessible to the continent's reservoir of nomadic tribes in Mongolia)...
    • Map and Timeline of the Spread of Islam;

    • Arabia;
    • 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,...
    • Mounted Nomadic Warrior;

    • unsure;
    • 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.
    • Pompeii ruins (aerial view);

    • Italy;
    • The eruption of Mount Vesuivius made the otherwise insignificant town of Pompeii famous. The excavations, begun over 200 years ago, have revealed carbonized evidence of the detailed lives of those living during the early years of the Roman Empire....
    • Design for a Flying Machine Guided by a Man;

    • Itlay;
    • 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...
    • Oath of the Horatii;

    • France;
    • The Oath of the Horatii by Jacques-Louis David marks a symbolic beginning of the revolutionary era, painted merely five years before the French Revolution. David executes balance and symmetry with the figures and the three arches in the rear.
    • Pergammon Acropolis;

    • Turkey;
    • 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...
    • Charles Martel;

    • unsure;
    • 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.
    • Frankish kingdom map;

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

    • Greece;
    • 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...

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