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640s

The 640s decade ran from January 1, 640, to December 31, 649.

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  • Chinese prefectural government officials travel to the capital of Chang'an, to give the annual report of the affairs in their districts. Emperor Taizong discovers that many have no proper quarters to rest in, and are renting rooms with merchants. Therefore, Taizong orders the government agencies in charge of municipal construction to build every visiting official his own private mansion in the capital.
  • A Chinese embassy is sent to the North Indian Empire. They are invited by Emperor Harsha, who holds a Buddhist convocation at the capital Kannauj, which is attended by 20 kings and thousands of pilgrims.[9]
  • Taizong commissions artist Yan Liben to paint in the Lingyan Pavilion the life-size portraits of 24 government officials, to commemorate their service and contributions to the founding of the Tang Dynasty.

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Religion

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Byzantine Empire
  • Valentinus, Byzantine general, attempts to usurp the throne of his son-in-law Constans II. He appears at the gates of Constantinople with a contingent of Byzantine troops, and demands to be crowned emperor. His claim is rejected, and Valentinus is lynched by the populace.[10]
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  • Emperor Constans II, to quiet the intense controversy caused by the Monothelete doctrine, issues an imperial edict forbidding the subject to be discussed. This edict, distributed by patriarch Paul II in Constans' name, is known as the Typos.
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References

  1. ^ Butler, Alfred, "The Arab Conquest of Egypt and the Last Thirty years of Roman Dominion", p. 222
  2. ^ Al Farooq, Umar by Muhammad Husayn Haykal, chapter nr. 21
  3. ^ "Fires, Great", in The Insurance Cyclopeadia: Being an Historical Treasury of Events and Circumstances Connected with the Origin and Progress of Insurance, Cornelius Walford, ed. (C. and E. Layton, 1876) pp24
  4. ^ "What happened to the Great Library at Alexandria?". Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Hill, John E. (2003). "The Kingdom of Da Quin". The Western Regions according to the Hou Hanshu (2nd ed.). Retrieved 2008-11-30
  6. ^ a b c d "List of Rulers of Korea". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ Reuter, p. 55
  8. ^ Bede, "Ecclesiastical History", Book III, Chapter 15
  9. ^ Watters, Thomas. "On Yuan Chwang's Travels in India". Two volumes. 1904-1905, Royal Asiatic Society, London. One volume reprint: Munshiram Manoharlal, Delhi, 1973, pp. 343-344
  10. ^ Winkelmann et al. 2001, p. 71.
  11. ^ Parker, Anselm. "St. Oswin". The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol 11. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. 28 Mar. 2013
  12. ^ Wechsler 1979, p. 226.
  13. ^ The Caliphate Its Rise, Decline and Fall. Conquest of Egypt, Chapter XXII (p. 166)
  14. ^ Graff, David A. (2002). "Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900". London: Routledge, p. 197. ISBN 9780415239554
  15. ^ Lee, Kenneth B. (1997). Korea and East Asia: "The story of a phoenix". Westport: Praeger. p. 16. ISBN 9780275958237.
  16. ^ The Caliphate Its Rise, Decline and Fall by William Muir. Conquest of Egypt, Chapter XXII (p. 166)
  17. ^ Kieschnick, John (2003). "The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture". Princeton University Press, p. 258. ISBN 0-691-09676-7
  18. ^ Kirby, 2000, p. 45
  19. ^ Muir, William. "Chapter XXVIII, Caliphate of Othman". The Caliphate: Its Rise, Decline and Fall. p. 205.
  20. ^ "The Mystery of the Red Queen of Palenque". Uncovered History. 2015-12-22. Retrieved .
  21. ^ Lynch, Michael (ed.). The Oxford companion to Scottish history. Oxford University Press. p. 5. ISBN 9780199693054.

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