Emily Mendenhall

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1,700-Year-Old Silk Road Cemetery Contains Mythical Carvings

A cemetery dating back roughly 1,700 years has been discovered along part of the Silk Road, a series of ancient trade routes that once connected …

Baku: The Legend of the Dream Eater

The baku, otherwise known as the ‘dream eater’, is a mythological being or spirit in Chinese and Japanese folklore which is said to devour …

What did people eat in ancient China?[1]

Speaking of archaeological discoveries, people usually associate them with historical sites, ancient tombs and unearthed cultural relics. Seldom do …

Buddhist artefacts discovered in central China

1/13/2015 08:00:00 PM<p>Archaeologists have discovered five precious sariras, believed to be collected from the cremated ashes of Buddhist masters, at …

A real Chinese dragon! Long-necked dinosaur found on construction site may have inspired ancient legends

A dinosaur with a long serpent-like neck that resembles a traditional Chinese dragon has been discovered by construction workers in southern …

Chinese mummy suggests brain surgery was carried out 3,600 years ago: Hole in skull may have been created by craniotomy

A skull that's more than three and a half millennia old has revealed signs of an early form of brain surgery.<p>The perforated skull belongs to a …

Chinese archaeologists find 2,800-year old burial of chariots and horses

Archaeologists excavating ancient tombs in central China have unearthed 28 chariots and 49 pairs of horse skeletons dating back three millennia.<p>The …