The main religion of the Han dynasty was Taoism. The Han dynasty also embraced the philosophical ideas of Confucianism. Buddhism was brought to China during the Han dynasty.Continue Reading
The Han dynasty existed for over four centuries, from 206 B.C. to A.D. 220. It was succeeded by the Three Kingdoms dynasty and preceded by the Qin dynasty. The Han dynasty was founded by Liu Bang.
The advancement of science and technology accelerated during the Han dynasty. Concepts such as negative numbers were introduced into mathematics. Additionally, paper making and the nautical steering rudder were developed. The salt and iron industries were nationalized during the Han dynasty.Learn more about Ancient History
The Han Dynasty ruled from 206 B.C. to 220 A.D. with only a small interruption in the middle, making for a rule of more than 400 years. It had two main periods: the Western Han from 206 B.C. to 9 A.D. and Eastern Han from 25 A.D. to 220 A.D.Full Answer >
The Gemological Institute of America reports that rubies originated in Burma (modern-day Myanmar), based on historical references dating back to the 6th century during the Shan dynasty. The Mogok ruby mines were taken over by Burma's king in 1597.Full Answer >
Clotilde lived in France during the fifth to sixth centuries and was the wife and queen of the Frankish King Clovis I, together founding the Merovingian dynasty, which lasted 200 years. She is the patron saint of widows, brides and queens. She is also the patron saint of Les Andelys, Normandy, in France where in 511, she founded a convent for young women. She is venerated for protecting those in exile and who have suffered violent deaths.Full Answer >
Although historians do not agree on the exact starting time, the Zhou dynasty in China lasted approximately from 1046 to 221 B.C. and is the longest dynasty in the history of the nation. It is also called the Chou dynasty. Under this dynasty, most of China operated under one government for the first time.Full Answer >