Middle Ages

The Great Chinese Famine

Great Chinese Famine

Great Chinese Famine (三年大饥荒) Country: People’s Republic of China Location: Half of the country. Death rates were highest in Anhui (18% dead), Chongqing (15%), Sichuan (13%), Guizhou (11%), and Hunan (8%). Period: 1959–1961 Total Deaths: 20–45 million Observations: It is regarded as China’s worst disaster. Droughts, floods, the Great Leap Forward, people’s communes, and other …

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Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

19 Ancient Egyptian Gods And Goddesses

The Origins of Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses Ancient Egypt was one of the greatest civilizations humanity has ever seen. It is inconceivable what the world would look like had it not been for the innovations of ancient Egyptians. For starters, it is hard to imagine a world without the great pyramids. They formed the basis for our …

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Middle Ages Time Periods

Middle Ages | Definition, Time Period, Castle & Facts

It is hard to imagine life without the creature comforts on which we have all come to rely. Forget mobile phones and computers; nowadays,  we take things like electricity, running water, and indoor plumbing for granted. During the  Middle Ages, people survived without things that we might consider to be basic human needs. Let’s look at …

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