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National Geographic Investigates Ancient China

Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of China's Past
Ball, Jacqueline A. (Book - 2007)
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In 1974, farmers uncover the terra-cotta army of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi. Satellite technology reveals about 8,000 soldiers at the tomb complex. Only 1,000 have so far been excavated. In 1976, archaeologists uncover a Shang Dynasty tomb in the Henan province. They recover artifacts bearing the name Fu Hao. Could this be the same person whose name is found on oracle bones unearthed elsewhere in China? Bodies encased in suits of jade, and a pristinely preserved mummy are among the other treasures from China's tombs that continue to provide us with clues to her rich, complex past. Ancient China includes an interview with Dr. Zhichun Jing, University of British Columbia, and working archaeologist at Anyang, the last capital of the Shang Dynasty. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Authors: Ball, Jacqueline A.
Title: National Geographic investigates ancient China
archaeology unlocks the secrets of China's past
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Geographic, 2007
Characteristics: 64 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Jacqueline Ball and Richard Levey ; Robert Murowchick, consultant
Alternate Title: Ancient China
ISBN: 9780792278566
0792278569
9780792277835
079227783X
Branch Call Number: j 931 B187n 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Excavations (Archaeology) China Juvenile literature China Antiquities Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Excavations (Archaeology)
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Bodies encased in suits of jade, and a pristinely preserved mummy are among the other treasures from China's tombs that continue to provide us with clues to her rich, complex past. Ancient Chinaincludes an interview with Dr. Zhichun Jing, University of British Columbia, and working archaeologist ... Read More »


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