Some articles on pagan, pagan empire, empire:
... Main articles Pagan Kingdom, Toungoo Dynasty, and Konbaung Dynasty See also Ava Kingdom, Hanthawaddy Kingdom, Mrauk U Kingdom, and Shan states Pagan gradually grew to absorb its surrounding states until the 1050s ... In the 12th and 13th centuries, the Pagan Empire and the Khmer Empire were two main powers in mainland Southeast Asia ... Pagan's rulers and wealthy built over 10,000 Buddhist temples in the Pagan capital zone alone ...
... claim the Burmans founded the fortified city of Pagan (Bagan) in 849 but the oldest radiocarbon dated evidence at Pagan (old walls) points to 980 CE while the main walls ... leadership of the Pyu realm by the late 10th century, and went on to found the Pagan Empire in the middle of the 11th century, unifying the Irrawaddy valley and ... Nonetheless, the Pyu had left an indelible mark on Pagan whose Burman rulers would incorporate the histories and legends of the Pyu as their own ...
Famous quotes containing the words empire and/or pagan:
“It is said that the British Empire is very large and respectable, and that the United States are a first-rate power. We do not believe that a tide rises and falls behind every man which can float the British Empire like a chip, if he should ever harbor it in his mind.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Now a Jew, in the dictionary, is one who is descended from the ancient tribes of Judea, or one who is regarded as descended from that tribe. Thats what it says in the dictionary; but you and I know what a Jew isOne Who Killed Our Lord.... And although there should be a statute of limitations for that crime, it seems that those who neither have the actions nor the gait of Christians, pagan or not, will bust us out, unrelenting dues, for another deuce.”
—Lenny Bruce (19251966)