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China tests giant chimney to combat air pollution

Xian - In Xian, one of China's most polluted cities, a giant 60 meter chimney located among high-rise buildings is actually an outdoor air-purifying system that filters out noxious particles and emits clean air into the atmosphere.

Xian — Tang Dynasty music and dance performance Special

Xian - Among the many historical and cultural attractions in Xian, China, visitors may enjoy an artistic performance of traditional music, singing and dancing recreating the productions that entertained the rulers of the Imperial Court during the Tang Dynasty.

Historical sites and cultural heritage of Xian, China Special

Xian - Several important historical sites and cultural relics can be found in and around Xian, including the colossal Xian City Wall and moat, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, the Emperor Qin’s Mausoleum and the army of Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

Chinese archaeologists find vessel with 2,400 year-old bone soup

Xian - The discovery was made in a tomb found in Xi'an in the Shaanxi province, northwest of China, during excavations being carried out for the extension of the local airport.

Emperor Qin’s terracotta warriors visiting Chile cultural center Special

An exhibit of the most important archaeological find of the XX Century is expected to bring more than 350,000 visitors to the Cultural Center located next to the Chilean Presidential Palace.
 

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Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of the program “The Da Nuo”. The program represents a s...
Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of the program “The Da Nuo”. The program represents a sorcerer's dance meant to expel epidemics and ghosts, and to solicit wellbeing.
Open pits at the Emperor Qin Mausoleum showing some of the clay figures of over 8 000 soldiers of va...
Open pits at the Emperor Qin Mausoleum showing some of the clay figures of over 8,000 soldiers of various ranks, 130 chariots and over 650 horses, plus bronze weapons and clay artifacts.
One of the large historic buildings on top of the Xian City Wall.
One of the large historic buildings on top of the Xian City Wall.
The figure of an archer in a glass display calls the attention of visitors.
The figure of an archer in a glass display calls the attention of visitors.
Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of the program  Happy Spring Outing . This scene depicts th...
Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of the program "Happy Spring Outing". This scene depicts the lifestyle and customs of the noble classes as they gathered along Qujiang River outside ancient Chang'an to celebrate the New Year and the prosperity and harmony of the Tang Empire.
The current wall is 13.7 kilometers long with a deep moat surrounding it  although in some areas the...
The current wall is 13.7 kilometers long with a deep moat surrounding it, although in some areas the moat has been covered and replaced by roads.
The famous  Terracotta Army  in the tomb complex of China s First Emperor  Qin Shihuangdi.
The famous 'Terracotta Army' in the tomb complex of China's First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi.
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The clay figures of horses are smaller than real ones; most frequently they are found in groups of f...
The clay figures of horses are smaller than real ones; most frequently they are found in groups of four.
Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of “The Warriors Triumphal Dance”.  This program repres...
Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of “The Warriors Triumphal Dance”. This program represents the triumph of Li Shimin, Emperor of Tang in 627-649. He composed this dance to express his vision of the powerful spirit of his troops.
Twelve-meter-wide top of the Xian City Wall. At the center  in the distance  are three of the 96 ram...
Twelve-meter-wide top of the Xian City Wall. At the center, in the distance, are three of the 96 ramparts that served as sentry buildings for soldiers protecting the city from invaders.
Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of the program “The Ta Ge” This performance represents ...
Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of the program “The Ta Ge” This performance represents the people celebrating the Mid-Autumn - Moon-Festival.
The colorful and beautifully decorated Yongning Palace Hotel in downtown Xian.
The colorful and beautifully decorated Yongning Palace Hotel in downtown Xian.
Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of “The Warriors Triumphal Dance”. This program represe...
Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of “The Warriors Triumphal Dance”. This program represents the triumph of Li Shimin, Emperor of Tang in 627-649.
Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of “The Warriors Triumphal Dance”.  This program repres...
Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of “The Warriors Triumphal Dance”. This program represents the triumph of Li Shimin, Emperor of Tang in 627-649. He composed this dance to express his vision of the powerful spirit of his troops.
Downtown Xian in a particularly hazy day. The image was taken from a spot near the South Gate (Yongn...
Downtown Xian in a particularly hazy day. The image was taken from a spot near the South Gate (Yongning) of the Xian City Wall.
Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of the program  “The King of Ever”. The piece celebrate...
Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of the program “The King of Ever”. The piece celebrates the appreciation of the people towards their ruler who has brought peace, wealth and tranquility to the kingdom.
Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of the program  Happy Spring Outing .
Xian’s Tang Dynasty Performance. Scene of the program "Happy Spring Outing".
Two beautiful carriages and their horses (0 5 scale) are on display. This is the second carriage  wh...
Two beautiful carriages and their horses (0,5 scale) are on display. This is the second carriage, which was supposed to carry the Emperor's soul.
Following the Emperor s instructions the face of every soldier is different.
Following the Emperor's instructions the face of every soldier is different.
Ramparts and sentry buildings at the Xian City Wall
Ramparts and sentry buildings at the Xian City Wall

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