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Three Kingdoms Period of China and the Rise of Xianbei in the year 229 CE
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Three Kingdoms Period of China and the Rise of Xianbei in the year 229 CE

This map depicts the boundaries of all major civilizations in East Asia at the beginning of the Three Kingdoms Period of China, with italics indicating nomadic bands and other tribal societies. Following the collapse of Han Dynasty in 220...
Asuka Period Roof Tile
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Asuka Period Roof Tile

A terracotta roof tile with lotus design. Japan, Asuka Period, 538-710 CE. From the ruins of Minamishigahaiji, Otsu-shi, Shiga. (Tokyo National Museum)
Nara Period Mirror
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Nara Period Mirror

An eight-lobed cast bronze mirror with flowers and luan (a mythical bird) decoration. From Mount Tsuwado, Mukuno, Yamaga-machi, Kitsuki-shi, Oita, Japan. Nara Period, 8th century CE. Tokyo National Museum)
Sanage Ware, Nara Period.
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Sanage Ware, Nara Period.

A Japanese sanage ware jug with natural glaze. Nara Period, 8th century CE. (Tokyo National Museum)
Cinerary Urn, Nara Period
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Cinerary Urn, Nara Period

A gilded cast bronze cinerary urn from the Nara Period (710-794 CE). From Kamori, Katsuragi-shi, Nara, Japan. Important Cultural Property (Tokyo National Museum)
Dogu Figurine, Jomon Period
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Dogu Figurine, Jomon Period

A clay dogu figurine. From Kamikurokoma, Fuefuki-shi, Yamanashi, Japan. Jomon Period, 3000-2000 BCE. (Tokyo National Museum)
Yayoi Period Jar
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Yayoi Period Jar

A jar of the Yayoi Period, 1st-3rd century CE. From Kugahara, Ota-ku, Tokyo. Important Cultural Property. (Tokyo National Museum)
Yayoi Period Bracelet
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Yayoi Period Bracelet

A glass bead bracelet from the Yayoi Period in Japan, 5th century BCE to 3rd century CE. (Tokyo National Museum)
Kofun Period, Gilt Bronze Crown
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Kofun Period, Gilt Bronze Crown

A gilt bronze crown. Nihon Matsuyama tumulus, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun, Fukui, Japan. Kofun Period, 5th century CE. (Tokyo National Museum)
Dotaku Bell, Yayio Period
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Dotaku Bell, Yayio Period

A bronze dotaku bell, Yayoi Period, 4th-2nd century BCE, Japan. (Tokyo National Museum)