Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of China's PastBook - 2007
In 1974, farmers uncover the terra-cotta army of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi. Satellite technology reveals about 8,000 soldiers at the tomb complex. Only 1,000 have so far been excavated.
In 1976, archaeologists uncover a Shang Dynasty tomb in the Henan province. They recover artifacts bearing the name Fu Hao. Could this be the same person whose name is found on oracle bones unearthed elsewhere in China?
Bodies encased in suits of jade, and a pristinely preserved mummy are among the other treasures from China's tombs that continue to provide us with clues to her rich, complex past.
Ancient China includes an interview with Dr. Zhichun Jing, University of British Columbia, and working archaeologist at Anyang, the last capital of the Shang Dynasty.
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Baker & Taylor
Discusses important archeological finds from China's past and reveals how archaeologists use the latest technology to discover clues to ancient Chinese civilization.
The rich cultural history of China is revealed in this visual journey that, uncovering the buried secrets of its past, details many discoveries and features an interview with a working archaeologist at Anyang--the last capital of the Shang Dynasty.
Simon and Schuster
Explore the story of the world's oldest empire, from the ancient dynasties to the end of the Golden Age of China. Learn about the three main religions that shaped Chinese society: a society made up of four "layers." See why the Chinese called calligraphy, poetry and painting the "three perfections." Most of all, experience the Chinese spirit of exploration, a spirit that led to the building of the Great Wall and the Great Canal, and the development of the Silk Road.