Site of Suoyang CityField Archaeological Excavation of Taer Temple in the World Heritage Site Suoyang city, Gansu 2020-03-13
September 16th 2019, the first systematic archaeologicalexcavation of the ancient Suoyang city, a World HeritageSite, is officially launched. The ancient Suoyang city islocated in Guazhou County of Jiuquan City, Gansu Province.As a well-preserved ancient

Site of Xuanquan Posthouse"Fusion of Colors: Special Exhibition on the Civilization of the Silk Road" Launched 2020-03-13
From November 1st, the Arthur M. SacklerMuseum of Art and Archaeology at Peking Universitylaunched its exhibition of the year:"Fusion of Colors: Special Exhibition on the Civilizationof the Silk Road". The exhibition is jointlyorganised by Pekin

Site of Xuanquan Posthouse"Xuanquan Han Dynasty Bamboo Slips" and "Yumen Guan Han Dynasty Bamboo Slips" Provide New Materials for the Study of the Silk Road 2020-03-13
On D ecember 18, the press conference on the achievements of"Xuanquan Han Dynasty Bamboo Slips" and "Yumen Guan Han DynastyBamboo Slips" was held in Lanzhou, Gansu province. The two books arethe latest major achievements of the G ansu

Site of Dingding Gate,Luoyang City of Sui and Tang DynastiesYingtianmen site museum opens to public in Henan 2019-11-04
Photo taken on Oct 15, 2019 shows the city gate of the Yingtianmen site museum of the National Archaeological Site Park of Sui-Tang Luoyang City in Luoyang city, Central China's Henan province. In recent days, the Yingtianmen site museum of the park opene

Maijishan Cave-Temple ComplexChina uses drones to protect ancient grottoes 2019-03-25
LANZHOU, March 25 (Xinhua) -- In an effort to better protect ancient relics remotely located in deep mountains and forests, experts are turning to drones for assistance.The Maijishan grottoes, over 1,600 years old, are carved in the caves of an isolated m

Site of Bashbaliq CityGround Paved with High Standard Lotus Pattern Bricks of Tang Dynasty Discovered on the Site of Bashbaliq City 2018-12-19
On September 13, the largest archaeological excavation onthe Site of BashbaliqCity achieved gratifying results. The relicsunearthed onthe site not only include coins of Kaiyuan Tongbao, eaves tilefragments, and pantile fragments, but also the groundpavedw

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Lifelike face of a tattooed Tashtyk man seen for first time behind a stunning gypsum death mask

Aged 25 to 30 when he died 1,700 years ago, he is from the mountainous region of modern-day Khakassia.Male Tashtyk mask is kept in the State Hermatage Museum. CT of the mask layer. Pictures:©TheStateHermitageMuseum.Photo by Vladimir

Mystery of unique 2,100-year-old human clay head - with a ram’s skull inside

Modern fluoroscopy identifies sheep bones inside the Tagar culture death mask.X-ray technology of the period indicated something was unusual about the bones inside the clay head - but could not reveal more.Picture:Vyacheslav Porosev, Instut

Mysterious mountain palace, one of the wonders of Siberia, was built in 777 AD

Breathtaking island complex close to Mongolian border rumoured to have been built for tragic Chinese princess.The site hasamazed almost everyone whohas ever ventured here to the very centre point of Eurasia. PIcture: Por Bajin FoundationNew

Space for new discoveries

An ancient site that Wang Xinyuan's team found in Anxi-Dunhuang section of Gansu province along the major route of the ancient Silk Road.A type of archaeology, employing remote sensing and a multidisciplinary approach, is helping researcher

Experimenting with Natural Dyes from Home to Learn More About Ancient Life

Mummy Portrait of a Bearded Man, A.D. 140–160, Romano-Egyptian. Encaustic on lime wood, linen, 16 15/16 × 8 7/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, 73.AP.94. Digital image courtesy of Getty’s Open Content Program. Indigo-dyed