China's Forbidden City Built with Giant 'Sliding Stones'

November 4, 2013 8:23 PM

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China's Forbidden City Built with Giant 'Sliding Stones'

The Forbidden City, the palace once home to the emperors of China, was built by workers sliding giant stones for miles on slippery paths of wet ice, researchers have found.

The emperors of China lived in the Forbidden City, located in the heart of Beijing, for nearly 500 years, during China's final two imperial dynasties, the Ming Dynasty and the Qing Dynasty. Vast numbers of huge stones were mined and transported there for its construction in the 15th and 16th centuri...

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