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  • Meet the 1400-year-old Chang’an City of the Tang Dynasty in Xi'an

    2018-9-13 16:50

    OnJune18,618AD(May20ofLunarCalendar),LiYuan officially proclaimed himself as the emperor of "Tang Empire"in theTaijiHallofTaijiPalaceinChang'anCity,andthecitywasthe capital.AfterthebenignAdministrationofZhenguanperiodandFlourish- ingKaiyuanperio

  • In Photos: Ancient Basilica Found Beneath Turkey Lake

    2018-9-12 11:34

    A 1,600-year-old Christian church covered by the waters of Turkey’s Lake Iznik is giving up some of its secrets to archaeologists.The church was built around A.D. 390 on the shore of the lake beside the city of Nicaea, as Iznik was then known.But it was d

  • Think Politics Today Is Ugly? Politicians in Ancient Rome Were Insulting, Too

    2018-9-5 10:59

    "You are the stench of a low-life latrine," said one irate character to another in the ancient Roman novel "The Metamorphoses," written by Apuleius in the late second century A.D.Credit: ShutterstockAre ugly accusations and verbal abus

  • Roman coins found in Yorkshire revealed after years of secrecy

    2018-8-29 15:50

    Detectorists who found silver treasure led archaeologists to high-status site in 2015

  • World Photography Day: The history of photography at the Forbidden City

    2018-8-20 16:20

    August 19, 2018 marks the 179th World Photography Day. Photography immediately became popular in Europe since it was first devised in 1839 by Mande Daguerre, a French artist.It wasn't until the Second Opium War (1856 - 1860) that some foreign photographer

  • Dating the ancient Minoan eruption of Thera using tree rings

    2018-8-20 16:10

    New analyses that use tree rings could settle the long-standing debate about when the volcano Thera erupted by resolving discrepancies between archeological and radiocarbon methods of dating the eruption, according to new research.

  • Tri-colored glazed pottery technique inheritor in China's Henan

    2018-8-17 16:34

    Tri-colored glazed pottery technique inheritor Gao Shuiwang (right) teaches his apprentice in Nanshishan village, Mengjin county, Luoyang, Central China's Henan province, Aug 15, 2018. Gao is a leading figure in the revival of tri-colored glazed pottery,

  • This 1491 Map May Have Influenced Christopher Columbus

    2018-8-17 11:46

    The researchers used multispectral imaging to reveal the images and text on the map.Credit: Image by Lazarus Project / MegaVision / RIT / EMEL, courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript LibraryA 1491 map that likely influenced Christopher Columbus

  • Rediscovering the sources of Egyptian metals

    2018-8-17 11:41

    First comprehensive analytical datasets of copper-based museum artifacts shed new light on provenance and production of Egyptian metal objectsImage from Baidu resource, no relevance to the articlewww.sssc.cnTwo new studies, published in theJournal of Arch

  • Origins and spread of Eurasian fruits traced to the ancient Silk Road

    2018-8-17 11:23

    Studies of ancient plant remains from a medieval archaeological site in the Pamir Mountains of Uzbekistan have shown that fruits, such as apples, peaches, apricots, and melons, were cultivated in the foothills of Inner Asia. The archaeobotanical study is

  • Ancient Octagon-Shaped Tomb Reveals Morbid Tales from Mongol-Ruled China

    2018-8-13 09:36

    The octagon-shaped tomb is filled with murals and has a pyramid-shaped roof.Credit: Chinese Cultural RelicsArchaeologists in Yangquan, China, have discovered an octagon-shaped tomb with walls covered in murals that dates back some 700 years, when the desc

  • In Photos:Gladiators of the Roman Empire

    2018-8-9 17:17

    EmpireCredit:Razvy|ShutterstockThere were several different types of gladiators who fought at the time of the Roman Empire. Wearing different kinds of armor, and welding a mix of weapons, these fighters were pitted against each other in the arena and ofte

  • The Weird Reason Roman Emperors Were Assassinated

    2018-8-9 16:42

    Why were so many Roman emperors assassinated?Credit: ShutterstockAncient Rome was a dangerous place to be an emperor. During its more than 500-year run, about 20 percent of Rome's 82 emperors were assassinated while in power. So, what led to their downfal

  • Why Grave Robbers Missed This Ancient, Gold-Filled Burial

    2018-7-26 09:33

    The newly discovered burial of Neko, a woman who lived 1,800 years ago.Credit: Thanos Kartsoglou/Greek Culture MinistryGrave robbers had about 1,800 years to steal the precious gold jewelry buried with a noblewoman on the Greek island of Sikinos. So, what

  • The Roman coin hoard found in ‘Bronze Age Wiltshire’

    2018-7-23 11:31

    The Stanchester Hoard of Roman coins. Courtesy Wiltshire MuseumAs Wiltshire Museum prepares to reveal treasures ranging from paintings of Stonehenge to 19th century Druid medals acquired with Art Fund support, Curator Lisa Brown highlights a Roman coin ho