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Today's world history lesson

Henceforth, Dr Who fans have no excuse for not remembering this lesson about early Chinese dynasties: [Minor spoiler from the Angels Take Manhattan]The Xin dynasty (vase) was before the (River) Song (dynasty).

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tsutanai
Sep. 29th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
The Song Dynasty was also before the Song Dynasty, if that fits as well. Or perhaps we should say that the Song Dynasty was after the Song Dynasty? (Liu and regular flavors there, to explicate a little.) But both were indeed after the Xin.

(The Zhou Dynasty is also after the Zhou Dynasty, and the Xin's in between those two. Once you get out of the major dynasties, things can get a little... complicated. XD Legitimation through repetition ftw.)
Bill Olander
Sep. 30th, 2012 08:13 am (UTC)
In fairness, I can't remember what the specific date for the Pompeii eruption is either.
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