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Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Throughout the history of civilization, societies have constructed massive feats of engineering using only the most basic technology and a lot of ingenuity. Now, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed new details about one such feat of engineering – Beijing’s Forbidden City palace. Constructed starting in the 15th century, the Forbidden Palace was built with massive stones weighing over 300...
- A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
- A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.