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Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (UNESCO/NHK)
Video by UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (UNESCO/NHK)

No doubt thousands of statues still remain to be unearthed at this archaeological site, which was not discovered until 1974. Qin (d. 210 B.C.), the first unifier of China, is buried, surrounded by the famous terracotta warriors, at the centre...
Emperor Hadrian's Private Retreat, the
Video by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy

Emperor Hadrian's Private Retreat, the "Maritime Theatre" at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=hGMwMlksZlM Maritime Theatre at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Villa begun in 117 C.E. A conversation with Dr. Bernard Frischer and Dr. Beth Harris
Hadrian: An emperor's love
Video by The British Museum

Hadrian: An emperor's love

Curator Thorsten Opper introduces Hadrian's young lover Antinous and the questions around his death
Roman Emperor Galba
Image by Carole Raddato

Roman Emperor Galba

Statue of an emperor, heavily restored by Bartolomeo Cavaceppi as a portrait of emperor Galba. (Sala Rotonda Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican Museums)
The Hongwu Emperor
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The Hongwu Emperor

The Hongwu Emperor, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644 CE) who reigned from 1368 to 1398 CE. 14th century CE painted silk hanging. (National Palace Museum, Taipei)
Ming Taizu, aka Hongwu Emperor
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Ming Taizu, aka Hongwu Emperor

The Hongwu Emperor, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644 CE) who reigned from 1368 to 1398 CE. 14th century CE painted silk hanging.
Cuirassed Bust of a Roman Emperor from Eleusis
Image by Carole Raddato

Cuirassed Bust of a Roman Emperor from Eleusis

This cuirassed bust of an emperor was installed at the centre of the pediment of the Greater Propylaea at Eleusis (Greece). Although the face is badly damaged, it may be a portrait of the emperor Marcus Aurelius who built the Greater Propylaea...
Gold ring with Coin of Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Gold ring with Coin of Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Roman gold coins were set into rings to be worn. Decorative frames were added to turn others into brooches. The image of the emperor was believed to be a good luck charm, so it made sense to carry it around all the time. Gold coin of Emperor...
Brooch with Coin of Emperor Honorius
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Brooch with Coin of Emperor Honorius

Roman gold coins were set into rings, to be worn. Decorative frames were added to turn others into brooches. The image of the emperor was believed to be a good luck charm, so it made sense to carry it around all the time. Brooch made from...
Emperor Antoninus Pius
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Emperor Antoninus Pius

This is a marble bust of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (reigned 138-161 CE). The Emperor wears military dress. This image of Antoninus Pius was created in the early years of his reign. The bust may be a replica made in the 160s CE. Roman...