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Bantu peoples control most of southern Africa. c. : End of Gupta Empire in India. : End of Toba Wei Dynasty in northern China. : Sassanid Persians gain control over Arabian peninsula. : Establishment of Sui Dynasty, and reunification of China. : Rise of Islam and Arab power. : Three kingdoms emerge as Korea establishes independence from China. c. : Civil-service examinations, pioneered by Emperor Han Wu-ti seven centuries before, formally established in China. c. : African kingdom of Aksum declines.
End of Shang Dynasty in China. : First Punic War ends with Roman defeat of Carthage; Rome controls Sicily, Corsica, and Sardinia. : Asoka loses power over Indian court as rebellious advisors gain influence over his grandson Samprati. : Rome establishes military base in Illyria; first step in conquest of Greece. : Antiochus the Great, most powerful Seleucid ruler, begins reign in Syria. : Ch’in Shih Huang Ti unites China, establishes Ch’in Dynasty as first Chinese emperor. : Chinese under Ch’in Shih Huang Ti begin building Great Wall.
Scribes: A small and very powerful group in ancient society who knew how to read and write. Silt: A type of soil rich in minerals, deposited by a flooding river. Sophistication: Development, complication, or refinement. Spatial relationship: The space between and within objects, a concept closely related to the idea of proportion. Standing army: A full-time, professional army. Successor: Someone who comes after someone else, as for instance a king who follows another. Its opposite is predecessor.