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Last Atlantica-db news
- 08 May 2013: Patch Update May 08, 2013 (Rise of Atlantis - Ascension)
- 19 April 2013: Patch Update April 18, 2013 (Rise of Atlantis - Awakening)
- 06 March 2013: Minor updates (Tombs of Immortals, new items/skills, translations...)
- 2013: Atlantica-db Indonesia - Thailand - Russia now available!
- 27 Nov 2012: Patch Update November 27, 2012 (Daoist Jeon Woo-Chi)
- 26 Oct 2012: Patch Update October 26, 2012 (The Revolutionary War)
- 11 Oct 2012: Patch Update October 11, 2012 (Meet the Goddess of the Sea)
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- Wed, 22 May 2013 01:16:01 -0700: Mercenary stats at end-game
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Birth of Richard Wagner - May 22
Wilhelm Richard Wagner was born on May 22, 1813 and died on February 13, 1883.
While primarily known for his operas, Wagner was also a German composer, conductor, theatre director, and essayist.
Wagner's compositions of the later period are particularly reflective for their contrapuntal texture, rich chromaticism, harmonies and orchestration. Furthermore, the elaborate use of leitmotifs, musical themes associated with particular characters, locales or plot elements, are common in his work. Wagner, who pioneered advances in musical language, became a great influential force on the development of European classical music.
Hyecho (704-787), called Hui Chao in Chinese, was a Korean Buddhist monk from the Korean kingdom of Silla.
Hyecho studied esoteric Buddhism in Tang China, initially under Subhakarsinha and then under Vajrabodhi who praised Hyecho as
one of six living persons who were well-trained in the five sections of the buddhist canon.On the advice of his Indian teachers in China, in AD 723 he set out for India to acquaint himself with the language and culture of the land of the Buddha.
During his journey of India, Hyecho wrote a travelogue named Wang ocheonchukguk jeon which means, "Memoir of the pilgrimage to the five kingdoms of India." The travelogue reveals that Hyecho began his journey from the ancient Indian Kingdom of Magadha (present-day Bihar), then moves on to his visit to Kusinagar and Varanasi. However Hyecho's journey did not end there and he continued north, where he visited Lumbini (present-day Nepal) and Kashmir. Hyecho left India following the Silk road towards the west, where he encountered the cultures of Tokhara, Persia, and the Saracens.
The travelogue ends with Hyecho entering China. It took Hyecho approximately four years to complete his journey. The travelogue contains much information on local diet, languages, climate, cultures, and political situations.
It is mentioned that Hyecho witnessed the decline of Buddhism in India and he found it quite interesting to see the cattle roaming freely around cities and villages.
The travelogue was lost for many years until it was discovered by Paul Pelliot in Dunhuang grotto in China in 1908 and was subsequently translated into different languages over the years; the original version of Wang ocheonchukguk jeon is now in France.