A series of fortifications built to prevent incursions from northern nomadic groups.
A traditional Chinese siheyuan is a building complex that surrounds a rectangular courtyard.
Find present-day countries related to notable historical personalities.
A sailing vessel with characteristic lugsails used for both military and trade purposes.
The Buddhist pagoda of the six Harmonies is located in China, by the River Qiantang.
The equipment of ancient Chinese soldiers was rudimentary.
Ancient Persian monarchs were famous for the size of their empire and their wealth.
The Forbidden City is one of the most magnificent and mysterious monuments of imperial China.
One of Bangkok's most famous landmarks is the Temple of Dawn, in Thai language: Wat Arun Ratchawararam.
Caliphs, considered successors of the Prophet Muhammad, were the most important religious leaders of Islam.
Egyptian Pharaohs were respected as gods, they were lords of life and death.
Maharajas were Hindu rulers of large regions of India.
The ruler of the vast Mongol Empire was the Khan.
The leader of the Ottoman Empire was the Sultan, the lord of life and death.
The best-known piece of the Hungarian Crown Jewels is the Holy Crown.