FACTOID # 17: Though Rhode Island is the smallest state in total area, it has the longest official name: The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 


FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:



(* = Graphable)



Encyclopedia > 26th century BCE
(Redirected from 26th century BCE)

(27th century BC - 26th century BC - 25th century BC - other centuries)

(4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC)


Significant persons

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

  Results from FactBites:
Sphinx (461 words)
The concept and form of the sphinx would spread to other cultures as well, it was introduced in Mesopotamia around 1500 BCE, and in the Levant even earlier, especially with the Hittites.
It dates from the 26th century BCE, the reign of King Khafre.
Around 1400 BCE, Tuthmosis 4 is supposed to have had a dream that he would become king if he cleared the sand from the sphinx.
Sphinx - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1003 words)
The revived Mannerist Sphinx of the 16th century is sometimes thought of as the French Sphinx.
Such Sphinxes were revived when the grottesche or "grotesque" decorations of the unearthed "Golden House" (Domus Aurea) of Nero were brought to light in late 15th century Rome, and she was incorporated into the classical vocabulary of arabesque designs that was spread throughout Europe in engravings during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Her first appearances in French art are in the School of Fontainebleau in the 1520s and 30s; her last appearances are in the Late Baroque style of the French Régence (1715–1723).
  More results at FactBites »



Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m