Umayyad Caliph al-Walid I present receiving a province, before the Umayyad Mosque he clapped .The Umayyad Caliph of Damascus al-Walid I (under his reign took place important conquests, as the conquest of andalusia, Kashi (turkestan) and India)
Tariq Ibn Ziyad The Umayyad Caliphate Tariq—a former slave—continued the Muslim expansion from North Africa to the Iberian peninsula. Along the way, he lent his name—Jabal-Tariq—to the rocky outcrop of Gibraltar, on the coast of southern Spain where he and his men landed in 711
Chinese Gold Jewelry – by Barbara Steinberg | Ethnic Jewels Magazine To elaborate on the development of Chinese gold jewelry, I had to take an archaeological journey from the Shang Dynasty (1766 – 1122 B.C.) to the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911 A.D.). Looking at the maps of the region in the two time periods it was clear that China started out small. Amid tribal wars, power struggles and consolidation made boundaries fluid. Ideas were exchanged.