[Podcast] A 17th-century mushroom cloud: The Wanggongchang explosion

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On May 30, 1626, an imperial armory just west of the Forbidden City exploded with a force rivaling that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. It remains one of the deadliest non-military explosions in history.

Read the article by James Carter:  https://supchina.com/2022/06/01/a-17th-century-mushroom-cloud-the-wanggongchang-explosion/

Narrated by John Darwin Van Fleet.

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