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Google Earth's new feature shows lost civilisations from space. Updated GIF: Google Earth's Lost Civilisations Ever thought about a great lost civilisation — the Maya of Central America, say, or the Indus of South-East Asia — and thought: what does that ancient site look like now?

Google Earth's new feature shows lost civilisations from space

Google's got you covered. A new feature from the tech giant, called Lost Civilisations, lets you explore, using Google Earth technology, those parts of the world in the present day. Some, like the Nabaya Playa — home to a small community 10,000 years ago in what is now the Egyptian Sahara — are little more than empty expanses of desert. Other places are still occupied. Here are a few of the other lost civilisations, and how those locations look today. Japan's ancient art of bonsai threatened by waning interest among youth. Posted Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" to seek.

Japan's ancient art of bonsai threatened by waning interest among youth

Video: Bringing bonsai art to the next generation (ABC News) Masashi Hirao exudes the calm you'd expect of a bonsai master. He speaks softly and appears to glide — not walk — as he moves around a bonsai tree with his golden scissors held aloft. The act absorbs him, his eyes dart from branch to branch as he spins the artwork on its platform, carefully inspecting it from every angle. "When I first saw a bonsai tree it reminded me instantly of the view and smell of the mountain where I played in Tokushima when I was young.

At 35, he's one of the youngest masters practising the craft in Japan. "There are not many young bonsai craftsmen and many bonsai trees are being exported overseas," he says. "If this condition continues, bonsai will disappear in 30 years and bonsai craftsmen will also disappear. " Mr Hirao decided to meet the problem head on. These days bonsai is seen in Japan as an old man's hobby. Khanacademy. Paperhood: Ancient Chinese art form meets Melbourne street scene. Posted In China, the ancient art of paper cutting is seen as high culture but a new project aims to bring it to the masses in Australia.

Paperhood: Ancient Chinese art form meets Melbourne street scene

The Bluestonia Paperhood project is a collaboration between Chinese paper cut master Zhou Bing and Melbourne-based artist Philip Faulks. "I hope Philip and I can learn from each other and Chinese traditional art can have some fusion with western street art," Zhou told Lateline. Zhou's paper cuts are reinterpreted as posters alongside Faulks's paintings, and pasted around the streets of Melbourne. "In terms of hierarchy in the western traditions, certain art forms are considered as being more important than others but in the Asian tradition certain art forms aren't organized in that kind of hierarchy, for instance working with paper is considered one of the highest art forms there is," Faulks explained.

The myth behind the Chinese zodiac - Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen. The Lunar New Year on which the Chinese zodiac is based is one of the most important celebrations of the year in Chinese culture.

The myth behind the Chinese zodiac - Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen

Called the Spring Festival 春节 (Chun Jie) as it marks the first day of spring on the lunar calendar, the holiday is typically a time to spend with family and feast on celebratory foods. Children will often receive lucky money in red envelopes “红包” (hong bao) from their parents, grandparents, and other adult relatives. While China adopted the Western calendar that marks the New Year on January 1 in 1912, the Spring Festival is still celebrated according to the traditional lunar calendar, which is thought to have been used from at least the 14th century B.C.E. This website explains a little more. The Spring Festival lasts fifteen days and is filled with different activities. Funerary Customs. Who Built the Great Wall of China, When and Why. It's well known that "Emperor Qin built the Great Wall".

Who Built the Great Wall of China, When and Why

But the history of the Great Wall is not that simple. Emperor Qin was not the first to build the Great Wall... or the last. There are many sections in different places, built with different materials, and built in different dynasties. When the Great Wall was built The (Pre-) Warring States Period — Overlords Built Walls A Qi State duke first built walls to prevent invasion from other states. ShaoLan: The Chinese zodiac, explained. Have you ever been asked by your Chinese friend,"What is your zodiac sign?

ShaoLan: The Chinese zodiac, explained

"Don't think they are making small talk.If you say, "I'm a Monkey,"they immediately knowyou are either 24, 36, 48 or 60 years old. (Laughter)Asking a zodiac sign is a polite way of asking your age. China's Maps - ancient Chinese History. Famous Historic Buildings & Archaeological Sitesin China – Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Terracotta Warriors/Army, Potala Palace, Lhas.

China Great Wall of China The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications built by a number of emperors to protect the northern borders against nomadic tribes.

Famous Historic Buildings & Archaeological Sitesin China – Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Terracotta Warriors/Army, Potala Palace, Lhas

At one time the wall stretched from Shanhaiguan on China's east coast through a variety of terrains including mountains, plateaus and desert to Lop Nur in the North West of the country. Today a lot of that wall has disappeared but parts are still being rediscovered, its current length is approximately 4,500 miles. The Pyramids of China - Discovery and Area Five Xi'an Region 2. Secret Chinese Pyramids Evidence of Alien Visitors?

The Pyramids of China - Discovery and Area Five Xi'an Region 2

According to the old Chinese legend, over one hundred pyramids built in China are evidence of visits paid by aliens to our planet. Ancient Chinese Philosophy. Chinese philosophy is the intellectual tradition of the Chinese culture from their early recorded history to the present day.

Ancient Chinese Philosophy

The main philosophical topics of Chinese philosophy were heavily influenced by the ideas of important figures like Laozi, Confucius, Mencius and Mozi, who all lived during the second half of the Zhou dynasty (8th to 3rd century BCE). Chinese culture as a whole has been shaped by the influence of these intellectual leaders. main Attributes. Chinese Folk Papercut, How Make Chinese Papercut. The History and the Heritage Ever since paper was invented in 105 A.D. by Ts’ai Lun, an official in the court of Ho Ti, emperor of Cathay, paper-cutting has been a folk art.

Chinese Folk Papercut, How Make Chinese Papercut

Perhaps it flowered because paper became so inexpensive and universally available, so easily workable with ordinary tools, and so adaptable to manifold uses. Whatever the reason, it was the common folk who first learned to cut the paper, and then perpetuated these rich traditions. The humble nature of its origins and the anonymity of its practice have caused paper-cutting to remain virtually ignored as an art form. How To Make Chinese Paper Cuts. Chinese Paper Cutting, Popular for Its Low Cost and Artistry. Introduction Paper cuttings Paper cutting is one of the most popular decorative Chinese handicrafts. It is popular for its low cost and artistry. Rural women often make paper cuttings in their spare time when farming is not busy. As a reflection of its philosophical origins, paper cutting is as comprehensive as it is attractive. History. Learn Chinese Character. Untitled. Important Ancient Chinese People Flashcards. ABC online education. Ancient China banner - China’s Geography.

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Ancient Chinese Dragons. Embed?cid=90FA4075902DA801&resid=90FA4075902DA801!1577&authkey=ACV5Yeo9Mn0McGE&em=2&wdAr=1. Ask Mr. Donn Q&A Ancient China Index. The ancient Chinese created many things we use today, including paper, silk, gunpowder, the compass, the crossbow, printing, matches, wheelbarrows, the decimal system, waterwheels, the sundial, astronomy, porcelain, lacquer, pottery wheel, fireworks, paper money, seismograph, tangrams, medicines, dominoes, jump ropes, kites, tea ceremony, folding umbrellas, ink, calligraphy, animal harness, playing cards, the abacus, wallpaper, ice cream, and more! They worshipped many gods and goddesses and magical beings, and honored their ancestors every day. These are questions we created about Ancient China that we believe you might find on a homework assignment, a unit quiz or an exam. Test yourself. See if you remember the answer (or guess the answer), then click the "Show Answer" button under each question to see if you are right!

China. Power Point Presentations on China! Welcome! On this page you will find free powerpoints that you can use in your classroom about china. these powerpoints provide great visuals and can be modified to meet your needs. great for roots! ;) Click here to download three amazing powerpoint about ancient china. They are beautifully illustrated and are written in storybook format. the powerpoints are Warrior Wall(an ancient mongol folktale), the story of mulan and ancient chinese dragons(this power point teaches all about the different types of dragons that are used in chinese culture and why they are important)

Ancient China - Staff Room. Chinese Geography: Readings and Maps. Rivers, Borders and Civilization Major Rivers China's two major rivers, the Huang He (Yellow River) and the Chang Jiang (Yangzi or Yangtze River), as well as the Pearl River (Zhu Jiang) delta system marked by the Xi Jiang (West River) in southeastern China, have provided the framework for agricultural development and population growth throughout China's history. Ancient China banner - Syllabus links. Ancient China banner - China’s Geography. Ancient China - The British Museum.

Ancient China - Ancient Civilizations for Kids. East Asia also has dry areas.