Location Country: China



Oracle Bone, Shang dynasty
The writing on these bones is 3000 years old, but scholars can decipher an incredible 40 percent of the characters.

Oracle Bone, Shang Dynasty


Da Ke Ding
Not for everyday use, this ritual bronze vessel is significant in function and in heft. It weighs over 400 pounds!

Da Ke Ding





Forbidden City, Looking to the Meridian Gate from the north (Imperial Palace Museum) (photo: inkelv112, CC BY-NC 2.0)
Covering 178 acres, this gated complex was a “golden cage” for China’s emperors and courtiers. It is now a museum.

The Forbidden City