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Discoveries May Rewrite History of China's Terracotta Warriors

China's Ancient Terracotta Army May Rewrite History

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser

Marco Polo's travels to China in the 13th century are the first well documented record of a European reaching the empire. But archaeologists studying a famous trove of terracotta figures dug up in China now suggest that the first co...

Ancient Greeks 'may have inspired China's Terracotta Army'

Academics / Archaeology : The Guardian: Archaeology

Archaeologists say design of clay warriors suggests close contact between east and west 1,500 years before Marco Polo Greek craft workers may have helped inspire the most famous Chinese sculptures ever made – the 8,000 warriors of t...

Western Contact With China Began Long Before Marco Polo

Humor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit China and the West were in contact more than 1,500 years before European explorer Marco Polo arrived in China, new findings suggest. Archaeologists say inspiration for the Terracotta Warriors, found at the Tomb of the F...

Art Movements

Arts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: two new studies suggested that China's Terracotta Warriors were inspired by Ancient Greek sculpture, England scrapped its only remaining Art History A-level exam, and researchers found a long-lost film by Geor...

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