By the 700s A.D., Japanese culture and civilization had reached a new height. Their beautiful capital city of Nara rivaled that of China’s capital city. The people of Japan enjoyed one of the highest standards of living anywhere in the world.
In 794 A.D., the leaders in Japan set up a new capital city. They named their new capital Heian Kyo, which would later be shortened to Kyoto. This capital city would remain as the capital of the Japanese Empire for over 1,000 years.
Imagination is a good horse to carry you over the ground--not a fluying carpet to set you free from probability.
The Black Death reduced the population of Europe by one third in the period from 1347 to 1351.