Ancient Chinese Inventions

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The ancient Chinese were a highly developed society; they were skilled in warfare, science, and the arts. Among some of the most important discoveries are: the art of sculpting Jade, the development of gunpowder, and the science of papermaking. Jade has always been more precious to the Chinese than gold, silver or bronze. They quickly learned to sculpt it into thousands of different useful and decorative things. The common people very rarely had Jade in any amount. On the other hand, the emperors and his nobles had it in vast amounts. They were buried with it because during the early years they believed that it had magical qualities that protected them from decay. However as China became more and more oriented around science the Jade`s supposed
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