Ancient Chinese battlefield to seek world heritage statusBreaking News
TAIYUAN, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Authorities in north China's Shanxi Province said Wednesday that they are planning to apply for UNESCO World Heritage status for the ruins of a famous battlefield where the State of Qin won its decisive victory over the State of Zhao, which ultimately allowed for the unification of China over 2,000 years ago.
The Battle of Changping, one of history's most lethal military operations, took place in 262 BC and ended three years later during the Warring States Period (475 BC - 221 BC), during which period more than 400,000 captured Zhao soldiers were buried alive.
The battlefield site, about 10 km in width and 30 km in length, is located in the suburbs of the city of Gaoping.
The local government has set up a work team to prepare the application, said Zhao Zhimin, director of the city's tourism and cultural relics bureau, without elaborating on the timetable for the application process.
Thousands of years later, the battle continues to affect the lives of local people, as more than 450 places in or near Gaoping have names reminiscent of war, such as the "Arrow Village" and "General Mountain"....
comments powered by Disqus
- Did Salmonella Kill Off the Aztecs?
- Jewish history is under siege in the middle east and these volunteers are risking their lives to protect it
- 'Amazon should stop selling Holocaust denial books'
- National Museum of African American History and Culture Reaches Milestone of 1 Million Visitors
- What Makes a President Great? Clipping? Sipping? Slashing?
- McMaster knows how national security policy can go wrong. Will that help him?
- Historian and Antiwar Activist Marilyn Young Dies at 79
- Trump Chooses Historian H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser
- Holocaust Historian Deborah Lipstadt Explains Why People Believe Trump's Lies
- Princeton’s Harold James warns World War Three is now a "serious threat”