April 20, 2024



Ancient DNA reveals intriguing details about a sixth century Chinese emperor

CNN World

By Katie Hunt, CNN
4 minute read
Published 11:56 AM EDT, Thu March 28, 2024

Ancient DNA recovered from the remains of a sixth century Chinese emperor who ruled during the country’s dark ages has shed some light on what the leader may have looked like.

Emperor Wu ruled China as part of the Northern Zhou dynasty from 560 to 580 and is credited with unifying the northern part of ancient China during a particularly chaotic period.

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