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  Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
The majority of the temples in Nara represent a Buddhist architectural style introduced from the Korean peninsula and the Chinese mainland in the 8th century which underwent a unique process of development in Japan.
In view of the fact that nearly all the wooden buildings from that period in those countries are no longer in existence, the nominated property may be considered to be of special significance from the point of view of world history.
By comparison with the Heian-kyû (the Kyoto Imperial Palace), which existed from the 9th to the 11th century, the Nara Palace was in use for a very limited period of 74 years (710-84).
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 8th century   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 8th century is the period from 701 - 800 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era.
Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century and#8212; 19th century and#8212; 20th century and#8212; more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar.
The 21st century is the present century of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/8th-century   (8249 words)

The Eighth Century was a golden age of literature, a bloody age of armed world conquest, an inky near-renaissance age of scholarship, and a diamond-bright age of otherwordly religious fervor.
717-41: Emperor Leo III The Byzantine Empire in the 8th Century 717-8: Arab siege of Constantinople The Byzantine Empire in the 8th Century 718: Death of Ingild, the brother of Ina.
Islamic History of the 8th Century 751 Lombards capture Ravenna, previously capital of Byzantine exarchate, end of imperial administration in northern Italy The Byzantine Empire in the 8th Century 751: Pippin the Short declared king of the Franks, ending the Merovingian and beginning the Carolingian Dynasty.
www.magicdragon.com /UltimateSF/timeline8.html   (7575 words)

 Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 9th/8th century ashlar inserts and wall appear to have been destroyed sometime during the 8th century B.C. Several lines of evidence suggest that the agent of destruction was an earthquake.
The lower wall was originally built in the LB IIB, sometime in the 13th century B.C. What caused this wall to go out of use is unclear from the data available in the probe, although a 10th century surface halfway up this wall indicates that it remained in use until the middle of that century.
Different sections indicate construction by at least the 10th century, and probably as early as the 13th century B.C. The divergent dates for different sections of the Outer Wall are undoubtedly due to the fact that the wall had a long and complex history.
www.andrews.edu /ARCHAEOLOGY/institute/fieldwork/prelims/Gezer_1990.htm   (5568 words)

 Celtic art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the late 17th century the work of scholars such as Edward Lhuyd brought academic attention to the historic links between Gaulish and the Brythonic- and Goidelic-speaking peoples, from which point the term was applied not just to continental Celts but those in Britain and Ireland.
In the 7th and 8th centuries Irish Celtic missionaries traveled to Northumbria in Britain and brought with them the Irish tradition of manuscript illumination, which came in to contact with Anglo-Saxon metalworking knowledge and motifs.
In the 9th and 10th century plain silver became a popular medium in Anglo-Saxon England, probably because of the increased amount in circulation due to Viking trading and raiding, and it was during this time a number of magnificent silver brooches were created in Ireland.
www.vacilando.org /_cliextra/baghdadmuseumorg/includepage.php?title=Celtic_art&action=history   (1626 words)

 The Jews of Afghanistan
The “Land of the East” during the Middle Ages (8th-14th century) was associated with the Khorasan (literally the "Land of the Sun”) region and corresponded with northern Afghanistan and neighboring regions of north-eastern Iran and southern parts of Central Asia.
At the beginning of the 8th century, a Jew called Akiva is mentioned as a collector of taxes from the Jewish community of Merv.
For much of the 19th century and for the first half of the 20th century, Herat was the main Jewish community in Afghanistan.
www.bh.org.il /Communities/Archive/Afghanistan.asp   (1968 words)

 Medieval Technology Pages - Timeline
The heavy plow is in use in Northern Italy (the Po valley) by the 8th century.
The heavy plow is in use in the Rhineland in the early 8th century.
The horizontal loom appears in Europe in the 11th century, and in mechanized form in the 12th century.
scholar.chem.nyu.edu /tekpages/Timeline.html   (529 words)

 History of LITERATURE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 8th century is when the poems become fixed in approximately the versions now known to us.
This is the basis for the conclusion that the poems become stabilized (or written down by the mysterious Homer) during the 8th century BC.
The writing down of the Homeric poems in the 8th century BC does not mean that they become available to readers.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=2219&HistoryID=ac01   (1098 words)

 Creating French Culture (Library of Congress Exhibition)
By the mid-eighth century when the Carolingian family deposed the Merovingian dynasty, the king was more than a warlord, he was also a religious figure, the Christian leader of his subjects, the new chosen people.
From the mid-thirteenth century through the sixteenth century, the "religion of royalty" summarized by the motto "one king, one faith" (un roi, une foi) reigned supreme in France.
Founded by Clovis's son Childebert (511-558) in the sixth century, the Parisian abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés was an influential intellectual center up to the eighteenth century.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/bnf/bnf0003.html   (1959 words)

 8TH Century Prophets, Caring for Nobodies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the question of the prophets of the eighth century and their concern for the people (especially the nobodies) that everybody except God had forgotten is considered, it is hoped that an awareness of the both the covenantal and ethical problems present at the time will be highlighted.
It was obvious to the prophets that the nobodies of the society had been forgotten by the society in general and as passages like Amos 5:11, Micah 2:2 and Isaiah 5:8 point out the rich had trampled upon the poor, coveting their fields, evicting the widows and their children, selling them into slavery.
It can be said then in conclusion, that the prophets of the eighth century were concerned primarily for the people and especially for the victims of the power structure of society.
www.forrestministries.com /8thcent.htm   (3741 words)

 NU HIST 2425, Lecture 8: English Kingdoms of the 8th Century
The eighth century on the continent was the era of Charles Martel, Pepin the Short, and Charlemagne -- the Frankish leaders who established the power of the Carolingian dynasty, forged an alliance with the papacy, and built a Frankish empire and a theocratic kingship.
It appears that some eighth century monarchs were deeply receptive of the sense of Christian duty that bishops and monks were trying to instill in them.
In the early ninth century this type of instability led to the loss of Mercian supremacy in the south.
www.nipissingu.ca /department/history/MUHLBERGER/2425/L-08ME.HTM   (1886 words)

The Iron Age is represented also by several earthenware vessels of the Hasanlu type (10th-9th century B.C.E.) and by a varnished red-slip vessel from the area of Amlash donated to the Hermitage by Arthur Pope.
The inscription records that in the middle of the 3rd century C.E. it belonged to the Sasanian viceroy of the Transcaucasian region (bidaxæ), Narseh, son of Ardaæir.
The Kushan antiquities of Bactria (Tokòa@resta@n) are represented by the Airtam relief (1st-2nd centuries) from the Termez region donated by the government of Uzbekistan.
www.iranica.com /articles/v12f3/v12f3014a.html   (1827 words)

 Lanka - Anuradhapura - 5th century BC to 8th Century AD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lanka - 5th century BC to 8th Century AD The Mahavamsa records the traditional history of Lanka as it was conceived in the fourth century AD.
century and there was substantial Tamil influence on the island, mainly in the form of mercenaries and their descendants, some of whom rose to high office.
century there was anarchy while Mahendra II (765-785) sat on the throne he had usurped from his uncle Agrabodhi VII.
lakdiva.org /coins/ancient/anuradhapura_period.html   (1098 words)

 The State Hermitage Museum: Collection Highlights
Imported goods include combs of the 8th to10th centuries, draughtsmen and glass necklaces, while the most typical examples of personal ornamentation were fibulae or clasps.
A hoard with a set of flsmith's tools tells us much about the production of metal items in the 8th century, and this group also included a bronze rod terminating in the head of a man with small birds' heads turned towards it.
Towns, settlements, burial grounds and hoards provided the museum with its collection of artifacts representing the culture of Ancient Rus from the 10th to 12th centuries, the culture of the common people, princely families and warriors of Slavonic, Baltic, Scandinavian and Finnish tribes.
www.hermitagemuseum.org /html_En/03/hm3_2_14.html   (382 words)

 Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano
Lanciano, Italy 8th Century A.D. Ancient Anxanum, the city of the Frentanese, has contained for over twelve centuries the first and greatest Eucharistic Miracle of the Catholic Church.
This wondrous Event took place in the 8th century A.D. in the little Church of St. Legontian, as a divine response to a Basilian monk's doubt about Jesus' Real Presence in the Eucharist.
The preservation of the Flesh and of the Blood, which were left in their natural state for twelve centuries and exposed to the action of atmospheric and biological agents, remains an extraordinary phenomenon.
www.therealpresence.org /eucharst/mir/lanciano.html   (598 words)

 Network Indonesia - Culture - History of Indonesia
An Old Malay inscription from north-central Java, attributed to the 7th century, establishes that the Shailendras were of Indonesian origin and not, as was once suspected, from mainland Southeast Asia.
In the middle of the 9th century the ruler of Shrivijaya-Palembang was a Shailendra who boasted of his Javanese ancestors; the name Shailendra also appears on the undated face of an inscription on the isthmus of the Malay Peninsula; the other face of the inscription--dated 775--is in honour of the ruler of Shrivijaya.
Its construction extended from the late 8th century to the fourth or fifth decade of the 9th.
users.skynet.be /network.indonesia/ni4001c4.htm   (1197 words)

 21st Century Connections
Students will need 21st century competencies to survive and thrive in the future.
century competencies to survive and thrive in the future.
This 21st Century Connections site links students, teachers and administrators to the latest resources, creative tools and educational leaders behind digital learning.
www.21centuryconnections.com   (434 words)

Early in the 8th century, perhaps, sub-shrines were added above the eastern corners of the platform supporting temple D at Bilot.
In the 10th century, larger temples were built under the patronage of the Hindu Shahi kings in the spectacular fortress at Amb (Fig.
In this respect the models at Mari resemble the superstructure actually built in the 7th century for Bilot's temple D rather than either superstructure built at Mari in the 8th century for temples A and B (Figs.
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 Ancient Scripts: Sarada
Between the 8th and 10th century CE, a Western variant of the Gupta script evolved into the Sarada script.
Sarada is used mainly in Kashmir from the 8th century CE onwards, and evolved into several variants in a few centuries.
By the 10th century, the first variant, the Landa script, has appeared in Punjab, and would eventually transform into the Gurmukhi script.
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 India, Kashmir, 8th Century / Fasting Buddha / 8th century
This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library™), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world.
Unlike the Begram ivories, which were secular, Kashmir ivories are exclusively Buddhist and most were produced in ateliers active in the eighth century.
As suggested by a couple of surviving examples (one in the British Museum and another in private collection in India), they were conceived as small portable altars.
www.davidrumsey.com /amico/amico12100898-37683.html   (832 words)

 February 8th
In the first three quarters of the eighteenth century, when the style of dress was highly refined, and the least derangement to the hair of either lady or gentleman was fatal, the sedan was at its zenith of usefulness.
When the whole party had been duly delivered, the link-boys thrust their flambeaux into the trumpet-like extinguishers which flourished at each aristocratic door-cheek in the metropolis, and withdrew till the appointed time when their services were required for returning home.
About a century after, according to the compilers of chronologies, Lyme Regis was nearly destroyed by an earthquake; but the historian of Dorsetshire makes no allusion to such an event.
www.thebookofdays.com /months/feb/8.htm   (2389 words)

 8th century - Simple English Wikipedia
The 8th century is the century from 701 to 800.
Note: years before or after the 8th century are in italics.
This page was last changed at 19:26, 12 December 2005.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/8th_century   (57 words)

 METU Industrial Engineering Department
The name 'Urartians' who disappeared after invasions from the north by Medes and Scythians in the 6th century B.C., first occurs in the 8th century B.C. in the records of Shalmaneser, a king of Assyria.
Urartu reached the heights of its power in the 9th or 8th centuries B.C. Although their kingdom was very mountainous, The Urartians tried to regulate the environment by public works, constructing dams and water channels.
This cauldron belongs to the early 7th century B.C. Bronze cauldrons adorned with figures in typical Urartian style weer exported to Phrygia, Greece and Italy.
www.geocities.com /anadolu_muzesi/urartu/urartu.html   (1283 words)

 History of JAPAN   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Until the early 8th century the Japanese court has been peripatetic, moving from town to town.
Nara remains the capital city for less than a century before the next move (to Kyoto), but it sees the first flowering of Japanese culture.
A new title, of great significance in later Japanese history, emerges briefly at the end of the 8th century.
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This writing system continued in active use into the 7th century, and while it was in active use, its users tended to write a conservative form of the language corresponding to what was spoken when the system was developed.
This stage of the language, as recorded from the late 7th century to the mid-10th century, is called Old Irish.
In the 8th century, this byname would have been understood to mean "Daime/n's grandson".
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 Origins to the 8th century AD (from calligraphy) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
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In the 4th century BC, the Greek philosopher Plato somewhat flippantly defined “man” as an erect and featherless biped.
During the early centuries of the Christian era, certain bishops and other great Christian teachers set forth the basic tenets that later prevailed in nearly all doctrinal disputes.
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 Ship from 8th Century Found in Mediterranean | LiveScience
A ship from the 8th century discovered off Dor Beach in the Mediterranean is thought to be the only vessel from that era ever found in the region.
The wreck [image] was found almost a decade ago but only today were details released after a prolonged series of excavations.
Using carbon dating techniques, the wreck was dated to the early 8th century, some 1,300 years ago.
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