Sophistication of Ancient Nomads

2012-03-25 07:45:37

Ancient Greeks had a word for the people who lived on the wild, arid Eurasian steppes stretching from the Black Sea to the border of China. They were nomads, which meant "roaming about for pasture." They were wanderers and, not infrequently, fierce mounted warriors. Essentially, they were "the other" to the agricultural and increasingly urban civilizations that emerged in the first millennium B.C.

Wherever you are, roots will draw you back

2012-03-22 17:12:54

Chinese people from all over the world will gather on March 24 in Xinzheng, central China's Henan province, to attend an annual ritual to worship their ancestor, Emperor Huang or Huangdi.

Kensington Palace reopens

2012-03-21 09:32:03

Kensington Palace reopened today after a 12 million pound Sterling (19 million USD) renovation in central London March 20, 2012.

Balancing the start of spring is no yoke

2012-03-20 15:38:34

Children balance eggs in Zhuji, Zhejiang province, March 20, 2012, to mark start of spring, or Chunfen in Chinese.

Yi folk artists perform ancient drama

2012-03-20 15:35:27

Villagers from the Yi ethnic group perform Cuotaijiin Hezhang county, Southwest China's Guizhou province, March 18, 2012.

Girl teaches kungfu to 40 foreigners

2012-03-20 14:40:42

Liu Yi, a 21-year-old senior girl student majoring in Chinese martial arts, teaches martial arts to foreign students in a gymnasium in Wuhan, Hubei province.

Confucius Spring memorial held

2012-03-20 10:54:03

People donning ancient Chinese costumes pay tribute to Confucius (551BC - 479BC), a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, at a temple in Zhengding county, Hebei province, March 17, 2012.

Lost and found

2012-03-15 12:25:54

The permanent exhibition Old Beijing Gets Moving focuses on the city's residents and formerly everyday objects.

A new page in oral history

2012-03-14 10:42:42

The Miao ethnic group's heroic epic King Yalu has been published in written form after being passed down orally for more than 2,500 years.

An epic journey

2012-03-14 10:42:04

An ethnically Miao mans childhood exorcism leads him on a lifelong journey to chronicle the King Yalu epic.

Baikuyao: sepcial branch of Yao ethnic group

2012-03-13 16:17:17

Villagers of the Baikuyao Nationality Eco-villages perform whipping tops in Lihu Yao Autonomous Township of Nandan County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Nature or nurture?

2012-03-13 15:20:30

Zhao Xinru, ornithologist from Beijing Normal University says it reflects great progress that the villagers are protecting the Oriental White Storks, as poaching goes on in other areas.