The 2000 year old flawless sword

In 1965, a group of archeologists found over 2000 very old artifacts in Jiangling County, China. Among them was a Bronze sword that looked to be almost new. Much unlike any other artifact. One archeologist touched the blade and drew blood!

The man who named China

Ying Chen (259BC-210BC) became King of Qin at an early age. It was a time, when the area of China was still several independent kingdoms. Ying Chen (also known as Qin Shi Huang) was the ruler who one by one warred against these states and eventually united them all into one Kingdom of Qin.

Sakoku – When Japan locked its borders for 200 years

Before the early 1600s, many nations were present on the main land of Japan. Traders, missionaries and others from Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal and several other nations were starting to influence Japanese culture. So much in fact, that the ruling upper class became anxious. Tokugawa Iemitsu (1604-1651) was the ruling shogun and eventually banned virtually all foreigners.