Showing posts with label Silk Road. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Silk Road. Show all posts

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Terracotta Warriors, an inspiration from ancient Greeks?

Archaeologists believe that the appearance of the Terracotta Warriors in the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China was inspired by ancient Greeks, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Πλουσιότερη η Παγκόσμια Κληρονομιά. Διευρύνθηκε η λίστα της UNESCO.

Με νέες εισόδους διευρύνθηκε η λίστα των Μνημείων Παγκόσμιας Κληρονομιάς της UNESCO.

Όπως ανακοίνωσε η επιτροπή του οργανισμού στην Ντόχα, τα Μονοπάτια των Ίνκας, η ιστορική πόλη της Τζέντα, το εργοστάσιο Βαν Νέλε στο Ρότερνταμ και το μεταξουργείο της Τομιόκα (Ιαπωνία) εντάχθηκαν στον σχετικό κατάλογο.

Τα Μονοπάτια των Ίνκας, αριστούργημα της προϊσπανικής μηναχικής, συνδέουν σήμερα το Περού, τη Χιλή, την Κολομβία, το Εκουαδόρ, την Αργεντινή και τη Βολιβία, κατασκευάσθηκαν σε μία περίοδο 2.000 ετών και ορισμένες φορές καταλήγουν σε υψόμετρο 5.000 μετρών.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

UNESCO adds Grand Canal, Silk Road route to World Heritage List

China gained two more UNESCO World Heritage sites Sunday, bringing the nation's total to 47.

The decision was announced by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Qatar.

The Silk Road, which served as a corridor for trade and cultural exchanges between Asia and Europe dating back 2,000 years ago, was inscribed on the World Heritage List along with the Grand Canal, which runs 1,794 kilometers from Beijing to Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

China, Greece ink $4.6 billion in deals. "Greece can become China's gateway in Europe and the start of a European trade corridor"

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang visited  port of Piraeus in Greece on Friday, after a series of trade and investment deals worth $4.6 billion were signed between the two sides during Li 's three-day visit to Greece.

The deals included multi-billion-dollar Chinese bank loans to build at least 10 Greek-owned ships in Chinese shipyards. There were also agreements on the construction of solar energy parks in Greece, AFP reported.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Silk Road inscription into World Heritage list "hopeful"

The multinational campaign to include the Silk Road into the World Heritage list has entered the final countdown, with officials and experts sanguine about its success.

Jointly submitted by China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the application for adding part of the millennium-old trade route into the UNESCO list is expected to be finalized by a vote in June, when the World Heritage Committee convenes its 38th session in Doha.

EL News