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

A study has revealed that Beijing’s Forbidden Palace was built with massive stones weighing over 300 tons that were transported to the site with the help of massive ice sleds.

Ancient Chinese Coin Discovery Indicates Early Trade With East Africa
2013-03-14 06:30:58

A joint expedition of researchers from The Field Museum and the University of Illinois at Chicago has discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda, leading to evidence that trade occurred between the two cultures long before European influence.

2010-01-13 09:42:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Library of Congress the James Ford Bell Trust unveiled Matteo Ricci's 1602 "Impossible Black Tulip," a massive map showing the world with China at its center.

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.

2009-09-26 10:43:04

Chinese officials say they will begin an effort to raise a sunken ship that dates from the Ming Dynasty as soon as weather permits. The wreck, which was discovered in 2007 off Guangdong Province, is laden with more than 10,000 pieces of porcelain and sank during the Wanli period of the Ming Dynasty,

2009-04-20 20:13:51

China's historic Great Wall is about 1,550 miles longer than previously thought, a government survey reveals. The wall had been thought to be around 3,975 miles long, but all its parts added together total 5,533 miles, the Mainichi Daily News reported Monday. The surveyors followed the wall's remnants through 10 provinces, special autonomous regions and municipalities from the easternmost Ming section of the wall in Liaoning province to its westernmost extension in Gansu province, the...

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2009-04-20 12:20:00

According to a new survey of China’s Great Wall, the nation’s most famous monument of antiquity is significantly longer than experts had previously estimated.


Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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