A Cultural Timeline of the World — 751-1000 AD

My Cultural Timeline of the World continues:

751 – 1000 AD

768 AD — Beginning of Charlemagne’s reign

784 AD — Construction of La Mezquita* begins in Cordoba, Spain. This moorish mosque-turned-cathedral is one of the world’s most exquisite and distinctive buildings. Spend some time at La Mezquita by purchasing my Walking Tour of Cordoba, available on this website for just $1.49. * = UNESCO World Heritage Site

Inside La Mezquita

Inside La Mezquita

800 AD — Charlemagne is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.

803 AD — Leshan Buddha is completed.

Giant Buddha at Leshan

Giant Buddha at Leshan

814 AD — Death of Charlemagne

828 AD — Pueblo Bonito* is constructed by the Pueblo Indians in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. This was the center of Chacoan culture for 300 years. It is now the focal point of Chaco Culture National Historical Park. *= UNESCO World Heritage Site

At Pueblo Bonito

At Pueblo Bonito

849 AD — The ancient city of Bagan* with its over 1200 temples is founded in what is now Myanmar. *= UNESCO World Heritage Site

850 AD — Chichen Itza, one of the largest Mayan cities, was a ceremonial center for Mayan culture on the Yucatan peninsula. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has also been chosen as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

El Castillo, Chichen Itza

El Castillo, Chichen Itza

871 AD — Alfred the Great assumes the throne of a united England.

875 AD — The Church of St Donat, in Zadar, Croatia, is completed. It was built over what was once the Roman Forum of this fortified city.¬†This sight and many others have been incorporated into Gary’s Walking Tour of Zadar, available for sale on the website for just $1.49.

St Donat Church, Zadar

St Donat Church, Zadar

899 AD — Death of Alfred

900 AD — Mayan empire collapses

907 AD — End of the Tang Dynasty.

907 AD — Construction begins on Bratislava Castle in what is today the capital of Slovakia. Purchase my Walking Tour of Bratislava, available on this website for just $1.49, in order to visit this castle and many other sights in Bratislava.

Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle

950 AD — Khajuraho Group of Monuments*¬†were constructed in Madyha Pradesh, India. *= UNESCO World Heritage Site

962 AD — Otto the Great becomes emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

967 AD — The Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore* is constructed in Verona, Italy, in the Romanesque style. Visit the basilica and many other sights in Verona when you take my Walking Tour of Verona, available for sale on this website for just $1.49. *= UNESCO World Heritage Site

Basilica San Zeno Maggiore

Basilica San Zeno Maggiore

980 AD — The Basilica of St Mang, in Fussen, Germany, is built.

St Mang Basilica, Fussen

St Mang Basilica, Fussen

985 AD — Eric the Red colonizes Greenland, extending Viking influence closer to North America.

 

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