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November 6 2013

Ancient Chinese built Forbidden City with stones dragged on ice


BEIJING, Nov. 6 (Xinhuanet) -- What's instantly noticeable about the Forbidden City, which served as the home of emperors and their households for almost 500 years since the 15th century, are the enormous white stone foundations supporting the historical site's 980 wooden buildings.

Alternate source: Ice proved cool way to move stones for Forbidden City, Nature.com

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