The man that founded the Ming Dynasty was Zhu Yuanzhang
He was born in 1328 and was orphaned at the age of 16. Zhu survived by begging and later becoming a monk
In the 15th century, the ming dynasty was moved from Nanjing to Beijing
It was know as Zijin Cheng transferring to the The Purple Forbidden City. It was named this because only people invited by the emperor were allowed in.
The oldest part of china is the great wall of china. That dates back to the 7th century, but back in 1500 the emperor decided to give it a makeover.
He changed it to be made out of limestone, granite, and fired brick witch was made out of clay strengthened out by sticky rise
expert potters had created one of the most popular type of trading items in the Ming dynasty. It was made with their local clay that was found there.
This pottery was was exported to the Arab world and Europe, and it's dragon cloud desighns are still famouse to this day
Unlike every civilization the Ming dynasty had started off with paper money and then moved to coin money.
The paper money system was replaced by the silver coins, where the metal was imported from the spanish empire.
By the early 17th century the greatest threat to Ming supremacy was northeast of the Great Wall.
Li Zicheng was a postal messenger in the western city of Xian. Li served briefly in the Ming army, but later joined a group of roving bandits. He led them in a rebellion, and in 1644 Li's men captured the city of Beijing. These events allowed the Manchus to take over the throne and begin the Qing Dynasty.