Tag Archives: Han dynasty

Han treasures bring ancient kings to life

A burial suit made of thousands of pieces of jade laced together with gold thread and designed to protect and glorify a king in his afterlife will go on display in New York City.

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Archaeologists find beauty in 10 top sites

Chinese archaeologists worked at more than 2,000 sites in 2016, and experts have selected the 10 best ones.

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Silk helps weave Chengdu’s fortunes

According to a traditional Chinese saying, it is easier to climb to heaven than to take the road in or out of Shu, the ancient alias for Sichuan province that normally refers to its capital, Chengdu.  But recent archaeological discoveries have shown that Chengdu, which sits in the middle of the Sichuan Basin and is […]

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New York City welcomes the Terracotta Warriors

Gazing at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses usually requires a trip to China, but residents and tourists in Manhattan can, through late summer, glimpse a few of the mysterious figures that guarded the first Chinese emperor’s underground palace. Discovery Times Square is the temporary home of nine of the more than 8,000 life-size replicas from […]

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