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March to the South: Nine Century of Vietnamese Territorial Expansion

I had not idea of this history - Vietnam Territorial Expansion 900 CE - 1867 CE

Insane Sankeyish streamgraph of Senate and House distributions over time / you can see the very rapid takeover of far right Republicans in the House over the last 20 years

It'd be great if some news network started featuring partisan hack talking heads who were all Federalists and Jacksonians, just to see how long it took us to catch on. (via XKCD)

The Lost Empire that Ruled the Silk Road Today, the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan is relatively remote, known mostly for its magnificent medieval ruins. But over a millennium ago, it was one of the richest cities on the infamous trade route known as the Silk Road. Back in the 600s CE, that route was called simply "the road to Samarkand."

Silk Road Routes Map Arabian Sea Caspian Sea Ferghana Valley Hengduan Shan Mountains Himalayan Mountains Indian Ocean Kunlun Mountains Mediterranean Sea Pamir Mountains Persian Gulf Strait of Hormuz Taklamakan Desert Tien Shan Mountains Zagros Mountains

The Tassili N'Ajjer rock carvings and wall paintings in modern Algeria show a picture of a world in the Sahara that we would not recognize. Instead of vast gravel plains and lakes of sand, there are highly realistic scenes of people harvesting the fruit of date-palm trees, a village with a herd of cattle, people defending their flock of sheep from a lion attack, and scenes of religious ceremony. Some of the earliest carvings are at least 8000 years old.

The Tassili N'Ajjer rock carvings as early as 8000 years old and wall paintings in (modern-day) Algeria depict Saharans harvesting the fruit of date-palm trees, a village with a herd of cattle, and defense of a flock of sheep from a lion.

Largest Cities

Largest Cities

A 12th century word problem in geometry

A 12th century word problem in geometry

A 12th century word problem in quadratic equations

A 12th century word problem in quadratic equations