The Golden Temple started being built in 1589, and was completed in 1601. The temple is known by several names in Sikhism including "Sri Harmandir Sahib," which means "Temple of God."
The Golden Temple is considered the holiest site for the Sikh religion in Punjab, India. The name of the city, Amritsar, where the temple was built, derived its name from the holy water tank that surrounds it called Amrit Sarovar, which means "Pool of Holy Nectar." The temple's construction, initiated by Guru Ram Das, was completed by his son in-law, Guru Arjan Dev, who later compiled the holy scripture of Sikhism called "Guru Granth Sahib."Learn More
Ancient Indian houses were rectangular, built with mud bricks, wood, and reeds with doors and windows made of wood. Floors were either packed dirt, covered with clean sand or plastered, or occasionally paved with bricks.Full Answer >
There are many major river systems that did not host the world's first civilizations. These include, ordered by length, the Amazon, the Mississippi, the Ob, the Yenisei-Angara, the Congo, the Amur, the Parana, the Lena, the Mackenzie, the Volga, the Zambezi, the Orninoco and the Yukon.Full Answer >
The type of government in ancient China was a monarchy that was often autocratic and despotic. It was ruled by emperors who were sovereigns of Imperial China and recognized by their subjects as the rulers of "All under heaven."Full Answer >
Many famous warriors from China's long history can be found in the Three Kingdoms period from 220 to 280 A.D. Two of the most notable are Guan Yu and Zhang Fei.Full Answer >