A traditional Chinese siheyuan is a building complex that surrounds a rectangular courtyard.
English sailing ships were among the best ships in the 17th-19th centuries.
A series of fortifications built to prevent incursions from northern nomadic groups.
The Buddhist pagoda of the six Harmonies is located in China, by the River Qiantang.
The Emperor of the vast Far-Eastern empire was the lord of life and death.
The equipment of ancient Chinese soldiers was rudimentary.
Designated as the first National Treasure of South Korea, the Namdaemun was one of the major gateways of Seoul's Medieval city walls.
Several ingenious instruments have been invented over the centuries to help in navigating the seas.
Oil tankers appeared in the late 19th century; today they are among the largest ships.
Pearls, often used as gemstones, are the by-products of certain molluscs' protective mechanisms.
Polynesians travelled huge distances with their specially designed boats.
Christopher Columbus' three-masted carrack, the Santa Maria was the flagship of his first, landmark voyage.
The Forbidden City is one of the most magnificent and mysterious monuments of imperial China.
The torii is a traditional Japanese gate built at the entrance of shrines.
These excellent shipbuilders and sailors travelled great distances on the seas and rivers.