A fourth gate has been found which leades to the tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shihuangdi. The People’s Daily Online says the north gate is huge, some 93 metres (about 280 feet) tall by seven (21 ft) metres and was built in the north facing wall of the
Archaeologists have unveiled what they think are the remains of Roman emperor Nero's circular banquet hall, which rotated day and night to imitate the Earth's movement and impress guests. The dig so far has turned up the foundations of the room, the rotating mechanism underneath and part of an attached space
China's famous terracotta army, found in the tomb of the country's first emperor, may have actually belonged to a female ancestor. Chen presents his evidence in his new book "The Truth of Terracotta Warriors," which details discrepancies such as the army's distance from Qin's tomb and the hairstyles and clothes of
Archaeologists in Italy may have found the summer villa of the Roman Emperor Vespasian. Four years of digs led by archeologist Filippo Coarelli of the University of Perugia have uncovered an ornate villa with marble quarried in North Africa and ornate mosaic floors, Stampa said. While no inscription has been found
Archaeologists in China plan to excavate more of the life-size terracotta warriors in Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb. Archaeologists hope to uncover more of the elaborately carved officers to add to the 1,000-plus statues already excavated, the official China Daily newspaper said Wednesday. Special care will be taken to preserve the figures'
According to researchers, Emperor Qin Shihuang, best known for the first version of the Great Wall and being burried with a terra cotta army of guards and horses, attempted to crush Buddhism during his reign. "China's first and most influential history book, the Historical Records, stated clearly that Emperor Qin Shihuang