The calender made by Gregorian monk, used by most of Western World.
Stone tablet with translation of hieroglyphics found by Napoleon Bonaparte, allowed archaeologists to decipher hieroglyphics.
Code of Hammurabi
The worlds oldest law code, rules for each state, written by Hammurabi.
The practice of marrying multiple women.
"Sacred Law" based on the Qu'ran.
Ancient religion in Persia, 2 gods- good and evil.
The worship of multiple gods.
Before Common Era
Epic of Gilgamesh
Ancient Babylonian flood story, similar to story in the bible.
Widow suicide, practiced by traditional Hindus.
Shang, Han, and Tang
Dynasties of ancient China.
Literature of ancient Hunduism, great epic poem.
27 year long war between Athens and Sparta for control of Greece, Athens- strong naval power, Sparta- strong army, plague struck Athens.
Focused on pleasure, founded by Epicurus, Motto- Eat, drink and be marry.
A belief in ignoring pleasure and pain.
A Roman book written by Plato about his thoughts on an ideal government run by a trained class of philosopher kings.
When characters in Greek dramas believed that they had the same knowledge of abilities of the gods, pride/arrogance.
Ancient religion, belief that all life is sacred, founded by Mahavira.
Native religion of Japan, belief that all natural objects have spirit.
When other countries are influenced by China.
Ritual suicide by the Samuria.
Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian Columns
The three types of columns used by the ancient Greeks.
Edict of Milan
Constantine passed this which provided freedom of religion in the Roman Empire, made toleration for Christians.
Eastern Roman Empire, capital- Constantinople.
Roman law code
Established the divinity of Jesus and the Trinity.
Wives and children of wealthy families we secluded in this, family/social structure in ancient Islam.
Holy month in Islam, one of the 5 pillars, fasting, when Muhammad was believed to have received the Qu'ran.
"People of the word (book)"
One of two divisions that is conservative, believed only in the Koran, larger group
One of two divisions that believe in the Koran and potential revelation, smaller group.
Ancient Incan device used to record data, collection of knotted ropes.