Portion of the African continent lying south of the Sahara.
The movement of the Bantu peoples southward throughout Africa, spreading their language and culture, from around 500 b.c. to around A.D 1000
an ancient Nubian kingdom whose rulers controlled Egypt between 2000 and 1000 B.C.
A kingdom along the Red Sea today known as Ethiopia and Eritrea which grew wealthy from trade
Syrian Christian who worked to convert Aksum.
West Africa's earliest known culture; lived in what is now Nigeria; between 500 B.C. and A.D. 200; first people known to smelt iron; fashioned iron into tools for farming and weapons for hunting
Ancient city in West Africa near the Niger River, at least as old as 250 B.C.E.
having more than one spouse at a time
He founded India's first empire. He was an Indian prince who conquered a large area in the Ganges River valley soon after Alexander invaded western India.
Third ruler of the Mauryan Empire in India (r. 270-232 B.C.E.). He converted to Buddhism and broadcast his precepts on inscribed stones and pillars, the earliest surviving Indian writing.
Golden Age of India; ruled through central government but allowed village power; restored Hinduism
one of India's greatest writers. Might have been court poet for Chandra Gupta II. Famous play - Shakuntala - girl who falls in love w/ and marries a King.
First Emperor; only emperor of Qin Dynasty; legalist; abolished feudalism and established a bureaucracy; anti-religion; building of Great Wall and other public works
Han "Warrior Emperor" who greatly expanded the empire
China's "golden age"; a period of relative peace and advancement
(551-479 BCE) A Chinese philosopher known also as Kong Fuzi and created one of the most influential philosophies in Chinese history.
the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
A religion native to India, featuring belief in many gods and reincarnation
He wanted to have the army protect and serve him in the afterlife, just as in his earthly lifetime
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