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It is clear, however, that during the 1 3th century close relationships developed
between the Mongol court in China and some of the leaders of Tibetan Buddhism
. Kublai Khan himself became a supporter of the Tibetan form of Buddhism.
Elisha Graves Otis developed the first safe steam-powered roped elevators with
toothed guide rails and catches in the late 1850s. The steam- powered hydraulic
elevator, which was limited to buildings of about 15 stories^ was developed in ...
This rule applied in the entire Mediterranean and is today known in the maritime
law of all nations as general average. Another important rule, also of maritime
character, arose in connection with the maritime loan that developed in Athens.
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