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May 21, 2018

"The largest tomb in Chinese history"

Howard Carter, born 1874 in Kensington, England, was perhaps the most famous archaeologist in the world prior to the Indian Jones movie franchise.  Having joined an archaeological expedition to Egypt in 1891, 8 years later he was na...

November 16, 2017

"arms and armor, horse and chariot fittings, ritual bronze vessels, works in gold and silver, jade ornaments, precious jewelry, and ceramics" - VMFA Exhibit

In 1974, one of the most exciting discoveries in the history of archaeology was made outside of Xi’an in the Sh...

October 8, 2017

China has embarked on an extensive economic development initiative that primarily would connect Asia and Europe through various trade policies, infrastructure investments, real estate deals, and commodities. Known previously as the One Belt and One Road Initiative, and...

September 30, 2017

In 2016, more than 330 million people visited national parks across the United States, setting a record. In fact, the number of visitors is slightly more than the entire population of the country (of course, many of these visitors were from overseas). Encompassing more...

September 14, 2017

In 1974, one of the most exciting discoveries in the history of archaeology was made outside of Xi’an in the Shaanxi Province of China. Two local farmers digging a well stumbled across a terracotta statue, leading Chinese archaeologists to investigate further. The resu...

July 16, 2017

A recent decision by the US federal justice system against the Hobby Lobby corporation resulted in a $3 million fine and the return of 5,500 artifacts that were illegally acquired from Iraq. Presumably some, if not all or most, of the illicit antiquities were destined...

June 12, 2017

“In the country that built the Great Wall, major feats of infrastructure have long been a point of pride”

In the US, the recent political campaign promised new investments in badly needed infrastructure repairs and expansion. But as is often the case, while most agree t...

June 8, 2017

China has numerous World Heritage Sites, such as the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Army, and the Forbidden City. While most international tourists are familiar with these historic attractions, fewer travelers know of the hutong, the old neighborhoods of narrow alleys and...

May 3, 2017

Beijing is known as the last of the four great ancient capitals of China, dating back more than 800 years. Today, the city has seven World Heritage sites, including the Forbidden City and parts of the Great Wall. While the city's intense pollution recently has provided...

April 23, 2017

In China's Xinjiang region, cave paintings dating to more than 10,000 years ago provide the earliest depiction of snow skiing yet identified.  Today, Chinese President Xi Jinpiang has initiated a campaign to popularize the sport in advance of the 2022 Winter Olympics t...

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