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Top 10 Beijing by Andrew Humphreys

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1500,000 BC: Peking Man hunts and gathers

Unearthed in the 1920s from a cave at Zhoukoudian, 30 miles (45 km) SW of Beijing, 40-odd fossilized bones and primitive implements were identified as the prehistoric remains of Peking Man (Homo erectus Pekinensis), who lived in the vicinity over 500,000 years ago.

21215: Genghis Khan sacks Zhongdu

The future Beijing was developed as an auxiliary capital under the Liao ...

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