Marble frog from the Shang dynasty sells for millions of dollars
Recently, there has been substantial evidence that Chinese civilization originated from the Shang dynasty around the Yellow River (1600 BC–1046 BC).
Archaeologists have found many bronze artifacts that were used in rituals. They also found rare Shang dynasty marble ceremonial artworks.
In early October, a carved marble frog from the collection sold for $3.7 million (HKD28.8 million) in a Sotheby’s auction.
According to a new study published in Cambridge University Press, the Shang people of antiquity burned jade items as part of ritual ceremonies.
According to research on “The Value, an online platform, the decision to change the marble into a frog was a vital part of Shang culture, and they believed it gave a link to connect with their ancestors.
Pig miraculously survives 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan
At the beginning of September this year, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred in Lude, Sichuan, causing heavy damage to people and properties. However, 45 days after the strong quake, people were amazed to find a miraculously surviving pig.
According to reports from Chinese media, Deng, a pig farmer, said her house collapsed after the strong earthquake, and the whole family had to be evacuated. She returned to collect her belongings 45 days later and found a pig living under the rubble. She assumed it lived through the day on the corn her family dried on the roof. However, there was no water to drink, so the pig from 220 pounds weighed only 110 pounds after its ordeal.
Deng said she intended to raise the pig for slaughter during the Lunar New Year, but with the current conditions, it is impossible to keep it. Therefore, she will have to sell the pig.
The Nationally protected animal appeared swimming in Tibet’s Lhasa River
According to CCTV news on October 20, a small herd of white-lipped deer was photographed for several days on the river banks in Lhasa city, Tibet. The white-lipped deer were foraging, walking, and jumping into the river to swim in the Lhasa River, as seen in the aerial video.
The white-lipped deer is an endemic species of deer in China, protected at the national level, and it is the deer species with the highest habitat elevation.
Interesting video about an ancient fan over 100 years old
On October 20, a man in Shantou, Guangdong, shared a video of an antique fan that attracted people’s attention.
The man said the fan has more than 100 years of history. He got it by chance more than 30 years ago, and it has been preserved until now. It is a kerosene lamp heat-driven fan. Igniting the kerosene at the bottom enables the fan’s rotation. He tried to run it using a gas stove, and it worked beautifully.