6 Great Ancient Mysteries of China

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The Fuxian Lake City

Underneath the Fuxian Lake in the Yunnan province, legends told that a lost city could be found. In 2001, they actually looked for it and found it. They found a 1750 year old site that for some reason finds itself at the bottom of a lake now. As most of it is unexplored, the true reason for this city’s descent into the lake is only guesswork for now.

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Magical” mirrors

Ancient Chinese mirrors called t’ou kuand ching are definitely some of the weirdest objects in the world. These mirrors have a secret ability to reflect the patterns decorated on the back of the mirror when the light strikes the undecorated polished front exterior.

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Xu Fu Disappearance

We all know of the terra cotta army in the tomb of Qin Shi Huang. That’s not the only weird thing ol’ Qin did, however. He ordered one of the “magicians” that he surrounded himself with, Xu Fu, to find the elixir of life that would make Qin immortal. Naturally, Xu Fu came back empty handed the first time, claiming monsters prevented him from reaching the elixir. The emperor sent him back with a group of archers as back up, but then Xu Fu never came back at all and was never heard from again. According to Japanese legend, he stranded in their country and was even revered there as a god.