Yellowish clumps unearthed in ancient tombs in Northwestern China have been identified as the oldest physical evidence of cheese, researchers report in the Journal of Archaeological Science in February.
A lifetime dedicated to recording the ancient oral tradition of the Miao ethnic group has won Wang Fenggang many accolades, but the severely disabled man's greatest reward is knowing the culture will be preserved for future generations.
The Lao government has announced it will accelerate attempts to have the Plain of Jars and Phou Hin Nam Nor (Stone Pillar Mountain) listed as world heritage sites, state-run daily Vientiane Times reported on Tuesday.
March 2, is the second day of the 2nd month of the Chinese lunar calendar, and is also known as the Long Tai Tou (dragon's head raising) Festival. The festival marks the beginning of agricultural activities for the new year.
When a more than 2,100-year-old corpse was unearthed from a tomb in Jingzhou, Hubei province, his skin was moist and flexible. All his limbs could move. His blood vessels were clear to see as if he had only just died.