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Forbidden City Built With Ice Paths
2013-11-06 09:19:18

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...

2010-10-11 07:38:00

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, October 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Museum Speelklok presents the exhibition SingSong, Treasures from the Forbidden City from 16 October 2010 up to and including 28 February 2011. The exhibition is the crowning achievement of a three-year joint restoration venture between the Palace Museum of the Forbidden City (Beijing, China) and Museum Speelklok (Utrecht, The Netherlands). Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the...

2009-10-01 14:35:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Palace Museum in Beijing, China is presenting "Cartier Treasures: King of Jewelers, Jewelers to Kings" exhibition. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091001/NY85660 ) The exceptional display takes place in the Exhibition Hall of the Meridian Gate. Its recent renovation won the Inaugural Heritage Jury Commendation for Innovation Award by UNESCO for the quality of resources and techniques implemented, all of which are in harmony...

2009-09-29 07:35:00

BEIJING, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- "RMB30,000 per square metre" -- such prices for luxury properties in the Chinese capital, Beijing, are now a bygone era. By the advent of the traditional sales peaks, "the golden September and the silver October," the Chinese property market -- the property market on luxury houses -- will have undergone intensive and strong sales against all business reverses since early this year. As analysed by industry experts, the strong sales of luxury...

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