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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
70–82
Colosseum built in Rome during the reigns of Emperors Vespasian and Titus
Silla Kingdom
57 BCE–668 CE


Roof End Tile (6th century)
618
Kao Zu is emperor of China during the Tang Dynasty, a golden age in Chinese culture
Unified Silla Dynasty
668–935


Roof Tile (7th to 8th century)

Buddha (8th century)
768
Charlemagne and his brother Carloman inherit the kingdom of the Franks
1271
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)
1498–1500
Michelangelo creates the Pietá, a marble sculpture for the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican

1789–97
George Washington is the first president of the United States

1861–65
American Civil War
Chosŏn Dynasty
1392–1910


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)

2001
Unites States experiences terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania
Modern Period
1910–present


Six Poems on Flowers (1989)

He Who Tries to Travel Two Roads (2001)

Kaos (2001)

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