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Nara and Heian periods. During the Nara period (710- 784), Buddhism became
the state religion of Japan. Emperor Shomu actively propagated the faith, making
the imperial capital, Nara — with its "Great Buddha" statue (Daibutsu) — the ...
an outsized composition of signs called the Initial-Series- introducing glyph,
which is followed by a count of periods written in descending order. On the
earliest known monument, Stela 29 from Tikal in Guatemala, the Initial Series
reads: 8 ...
Thus, the effective bonding radius (or one-half the distance between adjacent
atoms) in the elementary substances in their crystalline or molecular forms
decreases through the first short period from 1.52 A for lithium to 0.73 A for
fluorine; at the ...
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