The 720s decade ran from January 1, 720, to December 31, 729.

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720

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  • In the Chinese capital of Chang'an, the walls of a gated city ward collapse during the night, which unexpectedly forms a large pool out in the open. This is most likely caused by a sinkhole created when ground water eroded the limestone bedrock beneath. As a consequence of this, more than 500 homes are destroyed (approximate date).
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  • Contact between the Welsh Church and Yvi of Brittany is the last known link between two Celtic countries. After this, each nation goes its own separate way (approximate date).
AstronomyEdit
  • A second series of gravitational interactions with Saturn, the second since 1664 BC, once again force the Centaur_(minor_planet) Chiron into a new orbit, shifting it from orbiting in the edges of the Solar System to orbiting near the inner regions.

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723Edit

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724Edit

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ArchitectureEdit
  • Shōmu orders that houses of the Japanese nobility be roofed with green tiles, as in China, and have white walls with red roof poles (approximate date).
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727Edit

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Food and drinkEdit
  • Chinese eating sticks are introduced in the next 20 years in Japan, where people heretofore have used one-piece pincers. The Japanese call them hashi.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ David Nicolle (2008). Poitiers AD 732, Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide (p. 17). ISBN 978-184603-230-1
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  4. ^ David Nicolle (2008). Poitiers AD 732, Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide (p. 41). ISBN 978-184603-230-1
  5. ^ Bush, Robin (1994). Somerset: The Complete Guide. Dovecote Press, pp. 202–206. ISBN 1-874336-26-1
  6. ^ The Cycles of the Kings - Cath Almaine "The Battle of Allen" Archived September 2, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Encyclopedia Britannica
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  9. ^ Fragmentary Annals of Ireland, FA 178
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  12. ^ Old, Hughes Oliphant (1998). The reading and preaching of the scriptures in the worship of the Christian church. Wm. Eerdmans, pp. 137–40. ISBN 978-0-8028-4619-8
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  14. ^ David Nicolle (2008). Poitiers AD 732, Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide (p. 41). ISBN 978-184603-230-1
  15. ^ David Nicolle (2008). Poitiers AD 732, Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide (p. 18). ISBN 978-184603-230-1
  16. ^ Treadgold. History of the Byzantine State, pp. 350, 352–353
  17. ^ Treadgold (1997), p. 349
  18. ^ Yorke. Kings and Kingdoms, p. 147
  19. ^ Pryor & Jeffreys (2006), pp. 32, 46, 73
  20. ^ Canard (1986), pp. 1002–1003
  21. ^ Blankinship (1994), p. 120
  22. ^ Mann, p. 187
  23. ^ David Nicolle (2008). Poitiers AD 732, Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide (p. 19). ISBN 978-184603-230-1
  24. ^ Wickham, Chris. Framing the Early Middle Ages. p. 366.
  25. ^ Lifshitz, Felice (2014). Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture. Fordham University Press. p. 303. ISBN 9780823256891.
  26. ^ Harrack, Amir (1999). The Chronicle of Zuqnin, Parts III and IV A.D. 488–775. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. p. 158. ISBN 9780888442864.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)