Apparently the Great Wall of China's strength and longevity can be attributed to the sticky rice used as its mortar. Workers built the Ming dynasty sections of the Great Wall about 600 years ago by mixing together a paste of sticky rice flour and slaked lime, the standard ingredient in
93 tombs dating back to the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - 220 A.D.) have been found in China. Funerary objects unearthed totalled over 260 pieces, including spade-shaped coins, bronze belt hooks, brass bells, tripods, clay workshops, jars, pots, cups and bowls, reports People's Daily Online. Tombs of the Warring States
The 3,300-year-old tomb of Ptahmes, the mayof ot Memphis, has been found. Archaeologists have discovered the 3,300-year-old tomb of the ancient Egyptian capital's mayor, whose resting place had been lost under the desert sand since 19th-century treasure hunters first carted off some of its decorative wall panels, officials announced Sunday.
A 72 million-year-old armoured dinosaur with horns over 4ft long has been found in Mexico. The 72 million-year-old rhino-sized plant-eater Coahuilaceratops magnacuerna was an ancestor of the famous three-horned Triceratops. Like other horned dinosaurs, or ceratopsids, it had a large bony plate behind its head which would have acted as
The Edible Geography blog has posted a cool story about brewing 3,400-year-old Mesoamerican beer made with ingredients determined through chemical analysis of pottery fragments. Plain cacao alcohol is “an abundant liquor of the smoothest taste, between sour and sweet, which is of the most refreshing coolness,” according to early Spanish