I'm still going through photos that friends and I took in China, including these of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Built in the 15th century, it was the imperial palace compound from the Ming to the end of the Qing Dynasties. Extraordinary!
Ancient therapies. On the lower right are acupuncture needles made of bone. In the upper left are "Bian-stones," specialized sharp-edged stone tools that appeared during China's Neolithic, or "New Stone" Age. They were used as part of an early form of acupuncture therapy.