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Qin Dynasty (475-207 BCE) bronze dragon design - Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an, China
My favourite piece in the collection.
Age Shall Not Weary Them
August 29th 2009
Sitting at the crossroads of history, Xi’an is famous for not only being the termination point of the epic Silk Road, but it was in this region where China was united for the first time under a common ruler, that of the belligerent Emperor Qin Shi Huang, whose other legacy is the legendary terracotta army.
After what seemed a prolonged period of flight connections (mainly because it was) I we ... read more
Asia » China » Shaanxi » Xi'an
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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