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Affrike

Affrike  

(see Map 1) Until the Portuguese voyages of the 15th c., medieval Europe knew little of Africa except those northern areas along the Mediterranean which had been (more or less) ...
Africa

Africa  

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The second largest continent, extending south from the Mediterranean Sea and bounded by the Atlantic and Indian oceans and the Red Sea.Physical.The Equator passes through the middle of Africa, so ...
Africa

Africa  

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The history of science in the diverse continent of Africa is best dealt with under four headings: precolonial science in Islamic North Africa, precolonial science in animist Sub-Saharan Africa, ...
Anatolia

Anatolia  

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The Greek‐derived (from anatolē, ‘sunrise’) equivalent of Roman Asia Minor and modern Turkey, between the Aegean and the Euphrates.
Anurādhapura

Anurādhapura  

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Capital of Sri Lanka until 10th cent. ce. The Mahāvihāra monasteries were established here, along with many temples and stūpas. Of particular importance are the two great dagobas, Ruwanweli and ...
Anyang

Anyang  

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A modern city of Henan Province in northern China, is situated in a once-fertile plain at about 36° north latitude and 114° longitude. Not until the end of the nineteenth ...
Attalid

Attalid  

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A member of a Hellenistic dynasty named after Attalus I (reigned 241–197 bc), which flourished in the 3rd and 2nd centuries bc. The Attalid kings established their capital, Pergamum, as a leading ...
Ban Chiang

Ban Chiang  

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Is a prehistoric site in northeastern Thailand at least 20 acres (8 hectares) in size, dating between 3600 B.C. and a.d. 500. The site, which gives its name to a ...
Banpo

Banpo  

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Is a large Neolithic village on a tributary of the Wei River, which joins the Yellow River outside Xian, Shansi Province. It is dated in the earlier part of the ...
Banyan Cave

Banyan Cave  

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Is a prehistoric site in the karstic Golden Triangle area of northern Thailand close to the border with Burma. It was discovered during a site survey and excavated by Chester ...
Bithynia

Bithynia  

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A territory in NW Asia Minor. Although much of the land is mountainous and covered with forest, the river Sangarius with its tributaries and the valleys that run back from the Propontis form fertile ...
Black Sea

Black Sea  

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The sea situated on the junction of the trade routes from the east Mediterranean to further north and east. In the early MA most of its coastline belonged to Byzantium. ...
Book of Revelation

Book of Revelation  

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The last Book of the NT and the only one that is an Apocalypse. Apart from the letters to the Seven Churches of Asia Minor, the Book consists of a series of visions.The author is identified as ‘John’ ...
cartography

cartography  

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The science and craft of drawing maps and charts; on the latter, see charts and chart-making. In Babylonian and Greek antiquity the world was thought to be a disc surrounded ...
Chang'an

Chang'an  

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Chinese capital of the Former Han (202 bce to 9 ce) and Sui-tʾang (590–906 ce) dynasties. The present city on the site is Sian (Xian).
China

China  

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China is reforming into an economic superpower, but the Communist Party retains its political gripChina's vast landmass incorporates immense topographical and climatic diversity. But it can be ...
Colossae

Colossae  

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A city in Asia Minor not far from Laodicea, which had come to exceed it in wealth and importance. There was a big Jewish population in the 1st cent., but the greater part was Greek, and Greek was the ...
Constantin-François de Chassebœuf Volney

Constantin-François de Chassebœuf Volney  

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Comte de (1757–1820)French historian, travel writer, and philosophe, author of Les Ruines, ou méditation sur les révolutions des empires (1791: Ruins, or Meditations on the Revolutions of Empires), ...
continent

continent  

One of the seven major land areas on the Earth, which are North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica.
Derbe

Derbe  

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A city in the province of Galatia in central Asia Minor visited by Paul (Acts 14: 20 and 16: 1). Ethnically, it lay in the district of Lycaonia, where the inhabitants spoke that language (Acts 14: ...

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