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2018/08/25 | Atlas Obscura

Central Asia's Ancient Silk Road Shaped Our Modern Diet, Study Shows

The study is shifting the long-Eurocentric historical record, and has major implications for how archaeologists understand Central Asia.

2018/12/21 | Atlas Obscura

How Exiled Chinese Muslims Gave Kyrgyzstan Its Culinary Crown Jewel

The Dungan people brought their signature noodles to Kyrgyzstan, much to the delight of Kyrgyz people.

2018/11/02 | Atlas Obscura

Frozen in Time: Solving the Mystery of China's Most Remarkable Fossils

Unravel the series of cataclysmic events that resulted in a treasure trove of Cretaceous period fossils in northeast China.

2018/10/06 | Atlas Obscura

This Japanese Candy Artist Is Taking Her Sugar Stardom Worldwide

'Candy5,' who practices traditional Japanese amezaiku candy art, has performed at the Epcot Center and art exhibitions around the world.

2018/08/03 | Atlas Obscura

Catching the Embers of Taiwan's Dying Fire-fishing Tradition

A generations-old tradition of luring sardines with fire is under threat.

2018/06/15 | Atlas Obscura

From Nazis to Noodles: How Shanghai Welcomed WWII's Jewish Refugees

Shanghai's Hongkou was one of the few places in the world to throw open its doors to Jews fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany.