A 16th-Century Ice Superhighway Helped Build China’s Forbidden City

5 Nov

A 16th-Century Ice Superhighway Helped Build China's Forbidden City

The Forbidden City in Beijing was at least partially constructed with the help of an "artificial ice path," a 70-kilometer frozen superhighway created and maintained by 16th-century construction crews to slide huge stones into Beijing.

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