11th Century

As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century is the period from 1001 to 1100 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Common Era, and the 1st century of the 2nd millennium. It is part of the High Middle Ages in Europe and the Islamic Golden Age in the Middle East and North Africa. Other cultures that thrived at this time include the Song dynasty in China, the Heian period in Japan, and the Toltec and Mixtec civilizations in Central America.

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Omar Khayyám
Ah, my Belovéd, fill the cup that clears To-day of past Regret and future Fears.
Omar Khayyám, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Karl Wiggins
All Romani dialects – about 60 in all - contain Armenian words, proof if you will that the Lom Bosha passed through Armenia in the early 11th century, trading spices along the Great Silk Road, that network of ancient trade routes connecting China with the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The Romani traded Armenian carpets, silk, dyes, lapis lazuli and tin, and it’s no surprise that five capitals of Armenia are on The Great Silk Road.
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

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