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Explore Buddhist pilgrimage across Asia from the most famous Indian sites associated with the Buddha's life to more distant sites in Korea, China and Japan. Read about the most famous Buddhist pilgrims of the past and follow the routes of the two most important early Chinese pilgrims to India.

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Death and Art: Europe 1200-1530

Death and Art: Europe 1200-1530

In Medieval and Renaissance Europe, where life expectancy was under forty and the Church taught that, after dying, the soul faced a terrifying and unc…

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