The Han Dynasty
by: B Erickson
What is the Han Dynasty?
The Han Dynasty is a royal dynasty that ruled China. It occurred from 206 B.C. to 220 C.E. This time was remembered as one of the greatest eras of the Chinese civilization.
This was one of the biggest dynasties in China. It was considered the golden age in China especially in art, politics, and technology. Many dynasties looked back on the Han period because of the united empire and government that was running on its own.
The Han Dynasty took place in 206 B.C. - 220 C.E.
This dynasty lasted for about 400 years.
During the Han times people used pulleys and wheelbarrows to move things from place to place. Some written papers that survived from this time are mostly found in tombs. By the end of the first century in C.E. a Han emperor either died young or without a chosen heir. A number of natural disasters such as tremors, floods, and grasshopper plagues happened during these days. The grasshopper plague is a kind of illness. These events were seen as actions of anger in heaven. This was believed to mean that the end of the dynasty was close.
Tile of the Han Dynasty
The writing on this tile refers to the founding of the Han Dynasty. It was made during the earlier part of its reign. This dynasty ran from 206 B.C. to 220 A.D. It was 427 years old. In this specific period of time was the Western Han, the Xin, and the Eastern Han Dynasties.
Horse of the Han Dynasty
During the Western Han Dynasty, 207 B.C. to 9 A.D., were threatened raids from the nomadic Mongol, the Turkic, and especially the Xiongnu. In order for them to protect themselves, the Chinese would need a horse. This was considered one of the finest things in the Han art.
The Han Dynasty Pottery
The Han Dynasty's pottery is mainly made out of grey clay. Some clay material is very delicate and some are mixed with fine sand. There are also red and black colors of clay. Soft clay was normally painted and hard clay was mainly used to make daily-used articles.