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John Cabot
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John Cabot

John Cabot (aka Giovanni Caboto, c. 1450 - c. 1498 CE) was an Italian explorer who famously visited the eastern coast of Canada in 1497 CE and 1498 CE in his ship the Mathew (also spelt Matthew). Sponsored by Henry VII of England (r...
John Hawkins
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John Hawkins

Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595 CE) was an Elizabethan mariner, merchant and naval administrator who has the inglorious (if not wholly accurate) record of being England’s first slave trader. In the 1560s CE Hawkins trafficked slaves...
Early Explorers of the Maya Civilization: John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood
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Early Explorers of the Maya Civilization: John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood

The names of John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood are forever linked to the Maya and Mayan studies as the two great explorers who documented the ruins from Copan in the south to Chichen Itza in the north. The stories told by Stephens...
The hidden meanings of yin and yang - John Bellaimey
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The hidden meanings of yin and yang - John Bellaimey

View full lesson here: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-hidden-meanings-of-yin-and-yang-john-bellaimey The ubiquitous yin-yang symbol holds its roots in Taoism/Daoism, a Chinese religion and philosophy. The yin, the dark swirl, is associated...
Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair (UNESCO/NHK)
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Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair (UNESCO/NHK)

The Convent of Müstair, which stands in a valley in the Grisons, is a good example of Christian monastic renovation during the Carolingian period. It has Switzerland's greatest series of figurative murals, painted c. A.D. 800, along with...
Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair (UNESCO/NHK)
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Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair (UNESCO/NHK)

The Convent of Müstair, which stands in a valley in the Grisons, is a good example of Christian monastic renovation during the Carolingian period. It has Switzerland's greatest series of figurative murals, painted c. A.D. 800, along with...
Gospel of John - Papyrus 52
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Gospel of John - Papyrus 52

An image of the ancient manuscript of the Gospel of John known as P52, or Papyrus 52. This is currently not only the oldest known manuscript of the Gospel of John, but the earliest known manuscript of the entire New Testament in general...
John of Gaunt
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John of Gaunt

A posthumous painting of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster (1340 - 1399 CE). John of Gaunt founded the House of Lancaster, and was a close friend of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 - 1400 CE). Originally erroneously attributed to...
John III Doukas Vatatzes
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John III Doukas Vatatzes

John III Doukas Vatatzes, Emperor of Nicaea (1222–1254 CE) 15th century CE manuscript, History of John Zonaras, Mutinensis gr.122, f.294r, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, Modena.
Coronation of John I Tzimiskes
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Coronation of John I Tzimiskes

Coronation of John I Tzimiskes History of John Skylitzes, Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Vitr. 26-2, fol. 159r