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1 Various researchers worked with burning glasses, including Anthemius of Tralles (6th century AD), Proclus (6th century) (who by this means purportedly destroyed the fleet of Vitalian besieging Constantinople), Ibn Sahl in his On Burning Mirrors and Lenses (10th century), Alhazen in his Book of Optics (1021), Roger Bacon (13th century), Giambattista della Porta and his friends (16th century), Athanasius Kircher and Gaspar Schott (17th century), and the Comte de Buffon in 1740 in Paris.

2 Key highlights of the collections include: East Asia South Asia South-east Asia Room 33 - One of the hu from Huixian, China, 5th century BC. Room 33 - A hamsa sacred goose vessel made of crystal from Stupa 32, Taxila, Pakistan, 1st century AD. Room 33 - Stone sculpture of the death of Buddha, Gandhara, Pakistan, 1st-3rd centuries AD. Room 33a - Amaravati Sculptures, southern India, 1st century BC and 3rd century AD. Room 91a - Section of the Admonitions Scroll by Chinese artist Gu Kaizhi, China, c. 380 AD. Room 33 - Gilded bronze statue of the Buddha, Dhaneswar Khera, India, 5th century AD. The Amitābha Buddha from Hancui on display in the museum's stairwell, China, 6th century AD. Room 33 - The luohan from Yixian made of glazed stoneware, China, 907-1125 AD. Sculpture of Goddess Ambika found at Dhar, India, 1034 AD. Sculpture of the two Jain tirthankaras Rishabhanatha and Mahavira, Orissa, India, 11th-12th century AD. Room 33 - Western Zhou bronze ritual vessel known as the "Kang Hou Gui", China, 11th century BC. Room 33 - A crowned figure of the Bodhisattva Khasarpana Avalokiteśvara, India, 12th century AD. Room 33 - Covered hanging jar with underglaze decoration, Si Satchanalai (Sawankalok), north-central Thailand, 14th-16th centuries AD. Room 33 - Hu-shaped altar flower vessel, Ming dynasty, China, 15th -16th centuries AD. Room 33 - An assistant to the Judge of Hell, figure from a judgement group, Ming dynasty, China, 16th century AD. Room 33 - Statue of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, gilded bronze.

3 Nepal, 16th century AD. Portrait of Ibrâhîm 'Âdil Shâh II (1580–1626), Mughal Empire of India, 1615 AD. Room 90 - Courtesans of the Tamaya House, attributed to Utagawa Toyoharu, screen painting;

4 Ancient Greek is the historical stage in the development of the Greek language spanning the Archaic (c. 8th to 6th centuries BC), Classical (c. 5th to 4th centuries BC), and Hellenistic (c. 3rd century BC to 6th century AD) periods of ancient Greece and the ancient world.

5 In Jewish weddings during Talmudic times (c.1st century BC – 6th century AD), the two ceremonies of betrothal (erusin) and wedding usually took place up to a year apart;

6 A general idea of the content of On Speeds can be gleaned from Aristotle's Metaphysics XII, 8, and a commentary by Simplicius of Cilicia (6th century AD) on De caelo, another work by Aristotle.

7 In ancient Greece (8th century BC – 6th century AD), hegemony denoted the politico-military dominance of a city-state over other city-states.

8 Lydus had the advantage in credibility, even though late (6th century AD), of stating that he read the part of the Etrusca Disciplina about Tages and that it was a dialogue with Tarchon's lines in "the ordinary language of the Italians" and Tages' lines in Etruscan, which was difficult for him to read.

9 Taliesin (/ˌtæliˈɛsɪn/ TAL-ee-ESS-in, Welsh: [talˈjɛsɪn]; fl. 6th century AD) was an early Brythonic poet of Sub-Roman Britain whose work has possibly survived in a Middle Welsh manuscript, the Book of Taliesin.

10 According to the Book of Wei (6th century AD), the name Jie was derived from the Jiéshì area (羯室, modern Yushe County in Shanxi province), where the Jie resided.

11 476–491), given by Agathias of Myrine (6th century AD), who describes a game in which Zeno goes from a strong position to a very weak one after an unfortunate dice roll.

12 Malwa culture. Etruscan bucchero chalice, early 6th century BC. Treasure of Gourdon, 6th century AD. Tassilo Chalice, c. 780 (reproduction) Ardagh Chalice, 8th century.

13 By 6th century AD, Sanskrit manuals for constructing palatial temples were in circulation in India.

14 The Greeks in 6th century AD may have marked cakes with a cross.

15 Descriptions of similar water clocks are also given in the Pañca Siddhāntikā by the polymath Varāhamihira (6th century AD), which adds further detail to the account given in the Sürya Siddhānta.. Further descriptions are recorded in the Brāhmasphuṭa Siddhānta, by the mathematician Brahmagupta (7th century AD).

16 The history of South Kalimantan was synonymous with the establishment of the Kingdom of Tanjung Puri around the 5th to 6th century AD. This kingdom is strategically located at the foot of the Meratus Mountains and on the banks of a large river so that later it becomes a fairly well-developed city.