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Comparative Timeline

This timeline will help your students place the objects in this kit into the larger context of important events in world history.
World History Events Works of Art in Learning from Asian Art: Korea
Colosseum built in Rome during the reigns of Emperors Vespasian and Titus
Silla Kingdom
57 BCE–668 CE

Roof End Tile (6th century)
Kao Zu is emperor of China during the Tang Dynasty, a golden age in Chinese culture
Unified Silla Dynasty

Roof Tile (7th to 8th century)

Buddha (8th century)
Charlemagne and his brother Carloman inherit the kingdom of the Franks
Marco Polo begins his journey to India and the Far East
Koryŏ Dynasty 918–1392

Wine Ewer in the Form of a Melon (late 11th to early 12th century)

Cosmetic Box (13th century)
Michelangelo creates the Pietá, a marble sculpture for the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican

George Washington is the first president of the United States

American Civil War
Chosŏn Dynasty

Flask (15th century)

Third King of the Underworld (Songje) (17th century)

Boy Attendant (18th century)

Dragon Jar (18th century)

Dragon Jar (Cobalt) (18th century)

Portrait of a Scholar (18th century)

Treasure Chest (19th century)

Ch’aekkori Screen (mid-19th century)

Unites States experiences terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania
Modern Period

Six Poems on Flowers (1989)

He Who Tries to Travel Two Roads (2001)

Kaos (2001)

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