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Porters From a Paris Auction House Have Been Jailed For Operating a Secret Crime-Ring

A French judge has jailed 30 porters who worked at one of Paris’ leading auction houses for the theft of artifacts and artwork worth millions of dollars. 31 more words

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Lines 51-60

(In this 6th section of the Huangling Bei 皇陵碑, Zhu Yuanzhang divines that he should join the Red Turban rebellion, but he discovers that working with rebels can be difficult. 253 more words
Zhu Yuanzhang

In Pictures: 48 Hours in Beijing

Other than the Great Wall, nothing about China has ever really screamed “COME HERE AND SEE ALL THE THINGS AND EAT ALL THE FOOD AND SPEND ALL THE MONEY” at me. 493 more words


Gansu Province (3) : Jiayuguan

Dear reader,

My journey continues as I take the train from the oasis of Dunhuang to the city of Jiayuguan.  I like the Chinese rail system.   2,398 more words


The Great Wall of China

Who knew that it ended at the sea? It does, at the Yellow Sea, just athwart what we now call the Korean Peninsula. It is over 13,000 miles long, running from east to west. 98 more words


30th July 1470 A.D.–The Birth of Hongzhi A Ming Emperor #Onthisday

Emperor Hongzhi was born on 30th July 1470 A.D. and died on 8th June 1505 A.D. he was a emperor of the Ming Dynasty from China, between the years of 1487-1505 A.D. 61 more words