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• Space tech gives ground support as robot helps protect relics

China's strides in space technology are now enriching the preservation of cultural relics, as spacecraft engineers have repurposed a robot originally designed for orbital missions to protect tomb artifacts. The China Academy of Space Technology recently a

• Dunhuang Academy's protection team work to ensure relics not lost to sands of time

By YAN DONGJIE | China DailySu Bomin (right) discusses preservation work on a Buddhist statue at the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, Gansu province. The Dunhuang Academy's cultural relics protection team was honored with the title of National Outstanding Engi

• Diversity powers ancient Silk Road hub's modern development

URUMQI — At the northwestern edge of the Taklimakan Desert, China's largest desert, a modern oasis city has emerged over a period of two decades.About 10 kilometers north of the downtown area, the ruins of an ancient city sit on a mountain, with beacon to

• Protection of Dunhuang high on Xi's cultural agenda

China Daily | Updated: 2024-02-01 06:59Trainees paint a replica cave of the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, Gansu province, on May 11. The replica caves are meant for educational purposes. In recent years, Dunhuang has combined cultural studies with the touri

• Seminar brings attention to archaeological studies in the border area

By Wang Ru | | Updated: 2024-01-08 11:53An academic seminar on archaeological studies in the border area of China was held in Beijing on Dec 27 and 28.Organized by the Society for Chinese Archaeology, the Institute of Archaeology at the

• DNA analysis reveals two waves of migration

By Liang Shuang | China Daily | Updated: 2024-01-05 09:03An aerial photo shows the Jiayuguan Pass on the Hexi Corridor in Gansu province.LIU JINHAI/XINHUATesting conducted on remains further proof of Hexi's role as pivotal hubIn a pioneering study, scient

• Ancient DNA reveals Silk Road's melting pot: Western ancestry found in Gansu tombs

By Liang Shuang | | Updated: 2023-12-27 20:43In a pioneering study, scientists from Fudan University in Shanghai have delved into the ancient DNA of individuals from a mass cemetery in Gansu province, revealing compelling insights into t

• Grain plants the seed of possible early East-West exchanges

By WEN CHENGHAO | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2023-12-19 08:12Wen Chenghao (second from left) and archaeologists from home and abroad conduct an excavation at Dobrovat in Romania in July.From June to September this year, after a three-year suspension due to th

• Rediscovering Dunhuang: a micro-documentary journey | Updated: 2023-12-18 14:03Dunhuang, located in Northwest China's Gansu province, was an important stop on the ancient Silk Road, with profound history and rich culture. What does Dunhuang look like today?From Dec 5 to 8, the micro-varie

• Ancient heritage highlights Xinjiang's key national unity role

By WANG KAIHAO in Urumqi | China Daily | Updated: 2023-11-10 08:01A Han Dynasty brocade is displayed at the Xinjiang Museum in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Archaeological discoveries provide clearer picture of social developmentBen

• Work along ancient Silk Road builds friendship

Researchers from China and Kazakhstan work at the Rahat site on a joint archaeological project last month. XINHUAXI'AN/ALMATY — Ding Yan, a researcher at the Shaanxi Academy of Archaeology, gives the pottery fragments a few swipes with his brush and exami

• Reviving the glory of millennia-old posthouse ruins in Dunhuang

A view of the Site of Xuanquanzhi in Dunhuang city, Northwest China’s Gansu province, on July 30, 2023 On an overcast, windy morning in late July, standing in the arid Gobi Desert of Dunhuang city, Northwest China’s Gansu province, was a test in its own r

• China launches interactive digital platform to display Dunhuang culture online

An interactive digital platform of a virtual duplication of the Library Cave in Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu province, is accessible to the public from Tuesday.Jointly developed by the Dunhuang Academy

• Treasures unearthed in Gansu shine light on Dunhuang culture

A new exhibition of 120 cultural treasures from China's Dunhuang Research Academy has opened in Northwest China's Gansu province. The institute helps oversee the 1,600-year-old Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site.Dedicated to chronicling the dive

• Relics restoration reveals stories of the past and prospects for the future

By WANG KAIHAO | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2022-09-16 07:05The Amir Tura Madrasah in the ancient city of Khiva in Uzbekistan before the restoration project. In 138 BC, Chinese diplomat Zhang Qian carried with him the great expectations of the emperor of the


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