Empires of Time

September 22, 2015
Beijing's ancient observatory, where astronomers read the stars, and the fortunes of emperors

Stargazing gear on the roof of Beijing's ancient observatory


Mary Kay Magistad

Empires of Time

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September 22, 2015


Empires of Time: Calendars, Clocks & Cultures , by Anthony Aveni

Mapping Time: The Calendar and its Historyby E.G. Richards

Video of Xi Jinping greeting troops in the 9-3-15 military parade commemorating China's role in World War II.

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