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Murasaki Shikibu published the first novel ever, The Tale of Genji, in 1021. | Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Historical Events Today: 794 - Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto). Heian-kyō (平安京, literally "tranquility and peace capital"), was one of several former names for the city now known as Kyoto. It was the capital of Japan for over one thousand years, from 794 to 1868 with an interruption in 1180.

Elizabeth I's Map

A map of Egypt by Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis in Kitab-i Bahriye, 16 century.

John Auldjo - Vesuvius Lava map - 1832

Fuugetsu Shouzaemon, 1914, Kyoto, Japan

Ladies at the Heian court. I can't imagine walking around with such long hair and heavy robes.

Tori Ikeda & Nagahide Nakamura, 1831, Kyoto, Japan