Shimao, a 4,300-year-old Chinese City Built with Stones

One of the big differences between ancient Chinese cities and buildings and the architecture from most other ancient civilizations is the materials they employed. Chinese mainly used timbers and bricks, which makes the physical footprints of ancient Chinese civilization easier to fate in time comparing to the ones formed with stones. However, a finding in the autumn of 1976 shows […]

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Ancient Chinese Math

The Nine Chapters on the Mathematics Nine Chapters Math is the most important math book in Chinese history prior to the 20th century. Most researchers believe ancient mathematics in China and in the Mediterranean worked independently up to the time when the Nine Chapters Math reached its final form that was around the first century. “The method of chapter 7 […]

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