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Science Magazine: Ancient earthquake and flood may have led to China’s earliest empire

One of the largest floods in human history might have started a civilization. It begins with an earthquake 4,000 years ago in what is now China.  

Naval War College: Lincoln Paine: The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

Lincoln Paine, “The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World” Eight Bells Book Lecture, Naval War College Museum, Jan. 16, 2014. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the …

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Keepin it Karl: 8 Incredible Archaeological Discoveries!

Incredible archaeological discoveries! These are some of the most intense ancient archaeological discoveries ever in human history.  

TED-Ed: What makes the Great Wall of China so extraordinary – Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen

The Great Wall of China is a 13,000-mile dragon of earth and stone that winds its way through the countryside of China. As it turns out, the wall’s history is almost as long and serpentine as its structure. Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen detail the building and subsequent decay of this massive, impressive wall. Lesson …

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Adam Smith: Great Voyages: Zheng He

Dr. Adam Smith, Assistant Curator, Asian Section talks about Zheng He, a Muslim-born eunuch and the most famous of the men that led the spectacular maritime expeditions of the Ming Dynasty, mounted during the early 15th century as an assertion of China’s power and prestige among neighboring peoples of Southeast Asia. Dr. Smith discusses Zheng …

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