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Discovery of the Pekingman

Site map of the discovered caves
Discovery of the Peking Man in 1920

October 11th 2006
Summary: The Peking Man site at Zhoukoudian is a World Heritage Site. It lies about 45 km Southwest of the capital Beijing in a beautiful natural surrounding. In 1920 scientific workers found the first remains of Sinanthropus pekinensis, who lived in the Middle Pleistocene, along with various objects, and remains of Homo sapiens dating far back as 18.000 - 11.000 B.C. The Peking Man Site is n ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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