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Decorated Ming Dynasty tomb unearthed in China

A Ming Dynasty tomb decorated with religious murals has been unearthed in Jiangxi Province, China. The tomb has not been damaged by thieves or vandals, but most of the murals are in poor condition, except for some well-preserved paintings covering 0.5 square meters on the eastern wall, state-run news agency Xinhua

Remains of Ming Dynasty castle surveyed

 Archaeologists in China have surveyed the remains of Hailongtun Castle, which was built in 1257 and destroyed in 1600. The Hailongtun Castle is located at the east foot of Longyanshan Mountain in the upper reaches of the Xiangjiang River, about 30 km north of the old city of Zunyi in Guizhou

Ferrari publicity stunt damages Ming dynasty wall

A Ferrari publicity stunt has damaged a 600-year-old wall in Nanjing, China. The car was filmed wheel-spinning on top of a 600-year-old Ming-dynasty era wall in the city of Nanjing. Footage of the screeching vehicle has infuriated China's online community, hitting a nerve in a society where such cars are a symbol

Hunting for a Ming Dynasty wreck in Kenya

Chinese archaeologists are searching for a 15th century shipwreck that will provide evidence of commerce between China and Kenya. The sunken ship is believed to have been part of a mighty armada commanded by Ming dynasty admiral Zheng He, who reached Malindi in 1418. According to Kenyan lore, reportedly

The search for Ming Dynasty shipwrecks

China and Kenya are planning to search for ancient Chinese ships which wrecked almost 600 years ago off the east coast of Africa. The sunken ships are believed to have been part of a massive fleet led by Ming dynasty admiral Zheng He that reached Malindi in 1418. Kenyan

Five ancient Song and Ming Dynasty Tombs discovered

Five ancient tombs have been discovered in Huai'an, east China's Jiangsu Province. "We find at last 5 tombs in No.57 (Electricity-Supply) Tower Footing Area, from two different ages namely Song and Ming," said Yin Zenghuai, member of the archeological team in Huai'an Municipal Museum, Jiangsu. There are two burial styles: brick-wall tomb