Chapter 1:
World Origins
Chapter 2:
Human Origins
Chapter 3:
Middle East
Chapter 4:
India
Chapter 5:
Africa
Chapter 6:
China
Chapter 7:
Americas
Chapter 8:
Greece
Chapter 9:
Rome
Chapter 10:
Europe
Chapter 11:
Higher Religions
Chapter 12:
Byzantium

Origins of Civilization in the China

  • Oracle Bones

  • Yellow River Valley Cultures

  • Zhou Dynasty

  • Quin Dynasty (being prepared by Jeni Renaud)

  • Han Dynasty

  • Sui Dynasty

  • Tang Dynasty

  • Great Wall

  • Chinese Accounts of Rome, Byzantium, and the Middle East

  • Confucianism

  • Technology





The Terracotta Warriors were created to protect Qin Shi Huang, China's first Emperor, in the afterlife. Discovered in 1974, there are estimated to be more than 8,000 soldiers buried with the Emperor. Non-military figures as well as horses and chariots also accompanied the Emperor into his afterlife.


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