User: Rodrigo Quijada Plubins

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Chariot

by Rodrigo Quijada Plubins
published on 06 March 2013
The chariot was a light vehicle, usually on two wheels, drawn by one or more horses, often carrying two standing persons, a driver and a fighter using bow-and-arrow or javelins. The chariot was the supreme military weapon in Eurasia roughly from 1700 BCE to 500 BCE but was also used for hunting purposes and in sporting contests such as the Olympic Games... [continue reading]
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Kaska

by Rodrigo Quijada Plubins
published on 24 February 2013
The Kaska or Kaskians were a tribe of the Pontus, northern Anatolia (today's Turkey), around the Kizil Irmak river mouth, bordering on and constantly harrasing the Hittite empire. That area is mostly mountainous in nature, and there the Kaska occupied simple settlements which presumably formed a loose confederation. The first recorded appearance... [continue reading]
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Ghana

by Rodrigo Quijada Plubins
published on 11 March 2013
Ghana was a kingdom in Africa that lasted from the 6th to the 13th century CE, located south of the Sahara desert and northwest of the Niger river in modern day Mauritania and Mali. Thanks to the introduction of the camel into the Sahara and its increasing availability and use in Roman times in the first centuries CE, trans-Saharan trade routes (north-south... [continue reading]
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Khmer Empire

by Rodrigo Quijada Plubins
published on 12 March 2013
The Khmer empire was a powerful state in South East Asia, formed by people of the same name, lasting from 802 CE to 1431 CE. At its peak, the empire covered much of what today is Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and southern Vietnam. By the 7th century CE, Khmer people inhabited territories along the Mekong river -the world’s seventh longest river... [continue reading]
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