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Lost treasures: Peking Man's bones

Lost treasures: Peking Man’s bones

A crate containing some the world’s most important hominin fossils vanished amid war in 1941 – along with secrets about the origins of language In September 1941, Hu Chengzhi placed several skulls into two wooden crates. Around him, China was at war with Japan, so he was sending the skulls to the US for safekeeping. […]

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Beijing floods: 160 heritage sites damaged

Beijing floods: 160 heritage sites damaged

Beijing: About 160 historical sites, including the Peking Man World Heritage Site at Zhoukoudian, were damaged in floods caused by the heaviest rainfall in six decades in Beijing and suburbs. Seventy seven people were killed in the incessant rains which also left a trail of destruction causing direct economic losses of about USD 125 million, […]

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