World Bank backs China's ancient villages renovation

2013-12-04 10:24:09

A World Bank loan will be used for infrastructure construction, cultural heritage protection and industry development in 68 ancient villages in East China's Anhui province.

Tyrant's tomb unearthed

2013-11-28 06:50:55

One of the worst and most spendthrift tyrants in Chinese history has been found buried in a shabby tomb in Yangzhou, East China's Jiangsu province, by China's top archaeologists.

Farmland expansion threatens Great Wall

2013-11-25 14:27:01

The Great Wall is now facing massive destruction from farmland expansion and construction.

Millenium-old stone pagoda to return home in E China

2013-11-25 10:24:13

Authorities in East China's Anhui province has confirmed that a 1,200-years-old limestone pagoda is set to return home in early 2014, according to Anhui Museum on Sunday.

World Heritage Site: old town of Galle in Sri Lanka

2013-11-23 10:09:17

Old town of Galle and its fortifications was listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1988.

Exhibition on ethnic scripts of China opens at UN headquarters

2013-11-20 14:19:54

An exhibition on ethnic scripts showcasing China's multi-ethnic culture debuted Tuesday at the UN headquarters.

Cattle domesticated 10,660 years ago

2013-11-13 07:20:02

Scientists have found evidence that Northeast China was one of the first areas to domesticate cattle from about 10,660 years ago.

Dongba papermaking craft in Lijiang

2013-11-12 14:55:00

The paper used to write ancient Dongba scriptures is called Dongba paper. The traditional manufacturing technique to make Dongba paper was created by the Naxi ethnic group in Yunnan province.

Dongba culture explored in class

2013-11-12 11:21:20

Dongba culture belongs to the Naxi ethnic group. Dongba, literally meaning "wise man," is the main heir of Dongba culture, an intellectual with wide knowledge covering fields like music, dance, classics, writing, history, painting, and medicine.

Nuo Opera staged in E China's Jiangxi

2013-11-12 10:22:41

Locals perform the Nuo Opera during a cultural event in Nanfeng county, East China's Jiangxi province, Nov 10, 2013.

Time to repair Asian architecture in Brussels

2013-11-11 11:17:30

The Chinese pavilion and Japanese pagoda at Laeken Royal Palace in a northern suburb of Brussels will be closed to visitors for maintenance.

At home with change

2013-11-10 07:55:05

An innovative project fusing the private, government and NGO sectors aims to go beyond restoring ancient Pingyao's major structures to include its residences.