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Victoria and Albert Museum, From newly opened Renaissance Medieval rooms Enamelled plaques about 980-1000 Manuscript about 1025-50 Binding about 1180-1200 Thought to be a gift from -Emperor Charlemagne

First Emperor of Qin, Qin Dynasty likeness. La dynastie instaure également plusieurs autres réformes : la monnaie, les poids et les mesures sont standardisés, un meilleur système d'écriture est mis en place.

"Sacred Tree" Detail from a Stone relief from the throne room of Ashurnasirpal II | Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Iraq | Neo-Assyrian, 870–860 BC | Click on the image url to see the full image

Wine Beaker Shang dynasty ca. 1600–1046 BCE China Bronze, H. 11 1/4 in.

The pyramid at Meidum is thought to have been originally built for Huni, the last pharaoh of the Third Dynasty and was continued by Sneferu. The architect was a successor to the famous Imhotep, the inventor of the stone built pyramid. He modified Imhotep's pyramid design in a way. Because of its unusual appearance, the pyramid called el-haram el-kaddab — (Fake Pyramid) in Egyptian Arabic.

France, Chartres Cathedral, the oldest known Jesse Tree window, c.1145

Plantagenet Family tree - this explains everything!!! But seriously, it's impossibly confusing, but awesome!!!

Descendants of Alfred the Great Royal Family Tree (849 - 2012)

Ming Dynasty currency Note, circa 1368-1373 AD, printed by hand on paper made from mulberry tree bark. Blue-gray in color, with black and red print. Circa 1368. This note shows bundles of "cash" coins tied together, so that even illiterate people could understand the monetary value of the note.

thought to be the oldest sundial in the world it is carved on a stone outside the tomb of Knoth in County Meath. The two holes in the center of the image probably held the gnomon (Object used to cast the shadow.)

Ancient dictionary from Warka, Uruk, thought to be one of the first. Dates to the middle of 1st millenium BC, and is currently located at the Louvre, France. Photo taken by Poulpy.