ANCIENT HISTORY

Mercurial Mystery: What’s Inside the Tomb of China’s First Emperor?

Rivers of mercury, pearl-studded ceilings—the contents of the unopened burial chamber of Qin Shi Huang continue to baffle archaeologists

ANCIENT HISTORY

Strangest Laws from Ancient China

From forbidding crying to enforcing fish-naming etiquette to ink-drinking punishments—these are the weirdest laws from Chinese history

STREET TALK

Cursing in Ancient Times

Creative zingers and put-downs from Chinese history

HISTORY

The Missing Seal

It was the most priceless artifact in ancient China—then it disappeared

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