Kublai Khan, Genghis Khan's grandson and founder of the Yuan Dynasty. Posthumous painting in Chinese portrait style by Nepalese artist/astronomer Anige. Kublai's white robes reflect his desired and symbolic role as a religious Mongol shaman.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria. It serves as the cathedral church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria and is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world. The foundation stone was laid on 3 March
Arab-Byzantine border in Anatolia (author: CPlakidas at Wikipedia)
Yangzhou_massacre.jpg (301×439) The massacres at Yangzhou in 1645 accompanied the change from Qing dynasty to Ming dynasty. The slaughter was around 800,000 and lasted 10 days.
Turabek_Khanum,_from_the_south.JPG (2592×1944) The Mongol conquest involved some of the bloodiest massacres in history. The sacking of Old Urgench is held to have involved the slaughter of 1.2 million civilians, in 1221.