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Sticky Rice May Be the Secret Ingredient in Ancient China’s Strong Mortar

A new study by the American Chemical Society suggests that sticky rice may have been the secret ingredient in the powerful mortar used by the ancient Chinese. “Analytical study shows that the ancient masonry mortar is a kind of special … Continue reading

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114 Richly Painted Terracotta Warriors Unearthed at Tomb of China’s First Emperor

114 terracotta warriors, most of which were richly painted in antiquity, have been discovered at the famed tomb of Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China. “The total area of the excavation was some 200 square meters and we were … Continue reading

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10 Han Dynasty Tombs Uncovered During Construction Work

Construction work at the site of a future apartment complex in South Beijing revealed at least 10 ancient tombs, thought to be from the Han Dynasty. Song Dachuan, head of the Beijing Cultural Relic Institute, told Chinese media on Monday … Continue reading

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Ruins of Eastern Han City Found in China

Archaeologists in China have discovered the ruins of a 2,000 year old city dating to the Eastern Han Dynasty. The site is about 18,000 square meters and is located in the Jiangxi province. Part of the city wall is still … Continue reading

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Gate Discovered at Terracotta Army Tomb in China

Archaeologists have discovered a northern gate at the tomb of China’s first emperor, famous for his massive terracotta army. The gate, which is the fourth discovered, leads to the tomb’s outer city and confirms historical accounts that attest to the … Continue reading

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