This hanging silk scroll depicts Zhao Kuangyin, a military leader who became Emperor Taizu, founder of China's legendary Song Dynasty.
Image courtesy National Palace Museum, Taipei, and Wikimedia
person who makes maps.
type of sedimentary rock that is able to be shaped when wet.
instrument used to tell direction.
ruler of an empire.
group of nations, territories or other groups of people controlled by a single, more powerful authority.
spread over a great distance.
system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.
to recognize or establish the identity of something.
an occurrence or example of something.
direction that all compass needles point.
force by which objects attract or repel one another.
landmass that forms as tectonic plates interact with each other.
important or impressive.
large region that is higher than the surrounding area and relatively flat.
large stream of flowing fresh water.
map displaying the surface features of an area.
buying, selling, or exchanging of goods and services.
metal block with a letter or symbol engraved on one side, used in printing presses.
to repel or keep back.