A professor from the University of London believes that Greek Art was the inspiration for China's famous Terracotta Warriors. Nickel's evidence includes newly translated ancient records that tell a fantastic tale of giant statues that "appeared" in the far west, inspiring the first emperor of China to duplicate them in front
Archaeologists working in Jiangsu province, China, have unearthed the ancient city of Wu. It is probably the biggest find of ancient city relics from the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) ever known in China, according to Chen Jun, director of Suzhou Archaeological Institute, though he adds it is still early
The Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University has fallen victim to a daring heist which was responsible for stealing 18 ancient Chinese artifacts, two weeks after a similar robbery at Durham University. The Fitzwilliam Museum theft saw the loss of eighteen items including a Ming jade cup from the 14th century, eight
A 2,000-year-old village dating back to the Han Dynasty has been unearthed in central China. The site consists of four walled houses—each the residence of an extended family—surrounded by wells, toilets, ponds, and trees. In July, archaeologist Tristram Kidder of Washington University in St. Louis and his Chinese colleagues discovered
More than 30 ancient shipwrecks have been found off the coast of China. The shipwrecks were found during a research project called 908, the China News Service reported quoting an official with the State Oceanic Administration (SOA). The findings were released Sunday during a seminar in Xiamen in Fujian province.