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.
Several hundred years ago, slaves were transported to South America. Among those slaves were many from China, hence they were called “Chino”. After being brought there as slaves, another wave of immigrants came on their own terms to find work. Calle Capón, one of the earliest Chinatowns in the Americas was in Lima, Peru.
The Tarim Mummies
Located along the silk road, in the northwestern corner of the China, the Tarim Valley is the site of over 200 mummies discovered in the 1930’s. Upon their discovery, archaeologists were surprised to find mummies with the high cheekbones, long noses, and even red hair of the Europeans.