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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.

2013-08-27 23:22:28

Analysis and Forecast of China AFC (Automatic Fare Collection System) Industry, 2013-2017 (


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]