The Dark Ages date from around the end of the Roman Empire in 476 AD to around 1000 AD
The second artefact, four pages from the famous Blue Quran manuscript dating from 800 to 1000 AD
, will be exhibited at Louvre Abu Dhabi as a private loan from the Zayed National Museum collection.
The show tackles the early artistic traditions of five religions--Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam--until around 1000 AD
. Offering a comparative approach to religious art, the lead curator Jas Eisner and his team of experts also subtly make a point about the invention of traditions.
By about 1000 AD
, the Chinese had developed the compass that became the key to navigation.
Avicenna (1000 AD
) proposed cutting the pterygium with scissors.
In 1000 AD
the global population was 400 million and it took 750 years more for it become 800 million.
As for the eastern Vikings, one cannot overestimate the significance of the 10th century: the amount of Scandinavian artefacts in present-day Russia increased abruptly at the beginning of the 10th century, and disappeared even more suddenly around 1000 AD
According to the study's lead author, Michael Sigl of DRI, the research revealed that "large volcanic eruptions in the tropics and high latitudes were the dominant drivers of climate variability, responsible for numerous and widespread summer cooling extremes over the past 2,500 years." In fact, the study found that 15 of the 16 coldest summers between 500 BC and 1000 AD
came after large volcanic eruptions.
The fact is that the planet, mainly influenced by solar and volcanic activity will have periods of warmer and colder weather, in the Little ,or Lesser Climatic Optimum around 1000 AD
and the period around the birth of Christ the temperatures were much higher than now yet Co2 was lower.
"For about 400 years, from 600 to 1000 AD
, the area where I work -- the Andahuaylas -- was living as a prosperous province within an enigmatic empire known as the Wari," she said.
"We have now four lists from which we can pick the names for the streets, the first one includes the names of Islamic khalifas, the second includes revolutionaries from 1962 and 1963 from both the North and the South, the third includes famous leaders from the Islamic era between 750 AD- 1000 AD
and the former [deceased] presidents from the North and the South," Al-Samei said.