Monthly Archives: June 2011

Great Beetle

A new and potentially serious threat to some of North America’s most beautiful and popular trees is the Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis).  Native to parts of Asia, the beetle is believed to have arrived in North America in the … Continue reading

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Eclipse Over China

Dale A. Johnson credit: 3:38am June 16, 2011. Photo with Kodak easy share c143 attached to small telescope

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Christian Evidence Embedded in Imagery of Chinese Bronze Mirrors

The metalwork and jewelry of the T’ang period are witness to the wealth and cosmopolitan strength of T’ang culture. Many of the finest Sui and T’ang bronze mirrors were made at Yang-chou on the Grand Canal. Bronze was a core … Continue reading

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Han Dynasty Bronze Mirror Possible Evidence of Christianity in 3rd century China

I recently came across a western Han Bronze mirror. It has a strong Persian influence and has ancient Chinese calligraphy on the rim. It also has what might be Sogdian inscriptions as well. I have translated a few words that … Continue reading

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Asian Longhorn Beetle

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