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Ancient Architecture : Ancient China

10 Elective History




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A short video for information on Chinese architecture.

Watch how this structure built in the Forbidden City style of architecture holds up to a simulated earthquake!


The Great Wall of China was built 2,200 years ago out of military necessity: to combat the Mongolian ancestors of Genghis Khan. Its construction was a marvel of military engineering.


National Geographic

Ancient China is responsible for a rich culture, still evident in modern China.

Khan Academy

The Forbidden City is a large precinct of red walls and yellow glazed roof tiles located in the heart of China’s capital, Beijing.



The Qin Dynasty established the first empire in China. The empire existed only briefly from 221 to 206 B.C., but the Qin Dynasty had a lasting cultural impact on the dynasties that followed.