This map (below) contains the locations of places, persons, and events discussed during the semester. Can you match the icons on the map with the correct description provided in the list that follows? Give it a shot.
1. From Tenochtitlan, located in this area, did the Mexica (Aztec) rule over their empire.
2. This is the city from where the Emperor Justinian (Corpus Juris Civilis) and Alexius I (1st Crusade) ruled the Byzantine Empire.
3. This area encompasses much of the Mughal Empire.
4. The Grand Canal, the oldest man-made structure still used for it’s original purpose, is located here.
5. The location of Portugal and Spain since they became ‘nations’ during the Renaissance.
6. This became an Ottoman ‘lake’ after the decline of Venice in the 15th – 16th C.
7. The defeat of the Spanish Armada (1518) at the hands of Queen Elizabeth I’s English Navy occurred here. England was primed to challenge the Spanish Empire in the open seas.
8. Cahokia, the greatest ‘Mound Builder’s’ (Mississippian) city was here.
9. The great cities of Jenne, Timbuktu, and Gao reflected the wealth and political strength of the ‘trade’ empires that developed here.
10. It was to this island that the Mongols attempted to invade, but were repulsed, twice, by a force that came to be known as ‘Kamikaze’.