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700-year-old monolith found in north China

Villagers in north China's Hebei Province have found an inscribed stone dating back to the rule of Kublai Khan, the first emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, some 700 years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:34:38

Legendary sunken treasure discovered in SW China

A centuries-old legend that a vast booty of treasure belonging to the leader of a Chinese peasants uprising was lying at the bottom of a river has now been proven true.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/21 9:54:37

10,000 artifacts from ancient ‘King of the West’ unearthed in Sichuan

Sichuan Provincial Cultural Relics and Archaeology Research Institute revealed more than 10,000 artifacts on March 20 dating back to Zhang Xianzhong (1606-47), leader of a Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) peasant uprising, unearthed during an excavation that began in early January.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/3/20 18:51:13

Chinese archeologists discover underwater treasure

More than 10,000 gold and silver items that sank to the bottom of a river in southwest China's Sichuan Province over 300 years ago have been recovered, archeologists said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/20 10:44:04

Natural variability found contributing to Arctic sea ice loss

A new study suggests that natural variability has been an extra push for Arctic sea ice to decline faster than predicted by most models of climate change in recent decades.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/20 8:57:03

Scientists find earliest intact mushroom fossils

Paleontologists from China, New Zealand and the United States have found four intact mushroom fossils, sources with the Chinese Academy of Sciences said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 14:44:59

Fossils indicate earlier arrival of "the Age of Fish" in southwest China

Scientists have described a new primitive fish that evolved some 423 million years ago, before the period known as the "Age of Fish," after studying fossils unearthed in Qujing in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 22:49:53

Melting Arctic ice likely worsens winter haze in China: study

Climate change in the polar regions may have worsened winter haze problems in China, which pledges more efforts to tackle air pollution despite the country's decreasing emissions, according to a study published Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/16 11:31:53

World's oldest plant-like fossils discovered in India

Two fossils believed to the world's oldest known plant-like life have been found in India, indicating that advanced multicellular life evolved much earlier than previously thought, a new study said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/15 8:01:41

Second part of giant Pharaonic statue unearthed in Cairo

An Egyptian-German archaeological mission extracted Monday the second part of a newly discovered statue, possibly of king Ramses II, from its pits in Ain Shams district of Cairo.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/14 7:46:28