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Flashback in southern Shanxi province (山西). This region of north China, on the left banks of the Yellow River (黄河) remains unknown to foreign travellers, but it concentrates most of China’s civilian castles (民间古堡) which were built between the late Ming (1368-1644) and early Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. 945 more words
From glittering bejeweled headdresses and golden robes, to ornately carved redwood furniture, ‘Ming: 50 years that changed China’ reveals the history of a superpower that built its empire through the trading of its treasures. 273 more words
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Winter is here on Long Island. With the cold weather outside folks are looking for inside entertainment to give warm thrills.
The Guardian has a truly stupid article about Richard III’s bones showing a likelihood that the Queen is not descended from Edward III, which ignores the fact that so many cousins married each other in medieval England that even if one of the Queen’s ancestors was not an Edward III descendant, probably half a dozen more WERE. 262 more words