The science of ancient beauty practices
Humans have been taking care of our skin and hair for thousands of years, some methods of which were beneficial—and others that were incredibly toxic.
Centuries-Long Mystery of Weird Light That Puzzled Astronomers Solved
Early Chinese astronomers thought the flashes of light in the sky were stars that appeared briefly then vanished.
Hundreds More Terracotta Warriors Found at Tomb of China's First Emperor
Archaeologists have also found more clay horses, chariots and weapons.
People in Colorado Are Drinking Their Own Pee—Here's Why They Shouldn't
One member of the group washes her face and eyes in her urine every morning.
Ancient China's Shang Dynasty Sacrificed Puppies, Likely Buried Dogs Alive
Researchers think puppies may have been reared for sacrifice or plucked from the streets.
Terracotta Army Preservation Mystery Solved
Ancient Chinese did not have advanced anti-rust technology as previously thought.
Irrigation System Found on China's Ancient Silk Road
The system, dated to around the 3rd or 4th century A.D. and lost for centuries, lies in the foothills of the Tian Shan Mountains.
45,000-Year-Old Tools, Bones Discovered in Chinese Cave
Among the thousands of artifacts were fossilized skeletons of rabbits, sheep, donkeys, rhinos, bears and birds.
Ancient Writings Reveal Emperor's Quest for Immortality
Thousands of inscriptions record an executive order to find a magical elixir and "assorted awkward replies" from those who'd failed to do so.
Ancient Tomb Full of Soup Bowls Found in China
The spiked, dragon-headed bowl and other artifacts may have been plundered from the Shang by the Zhou.
Ancient Chinese Waterways Took 3,000 People to Build
The discovery rewrites the history of early Chinese engineering.
Buddha's Cremated Remains Discovered in China
More than 260 Buddhist statues were discovered along with the remains, some more than 6-and-a-half feet tall.
Ancient China: 100 Horse Skeletons Discovered in Tomb
The pit may have belonged to a member of a noble family from the Zheng State.