One of the most fascinating stories there is of archeological discovery under strange circumstances: Beasts of the Dragon Mines is a 1923 article from The China Journal of Science & Arts., The China Journal of Science & Arts, Vo. 1, No.4 (July, 1923), pp. 384-389.
The extent to which cultures were shared in the early historical period is evident in the common features of zodiacs. A well-illustrated essay by Paul Carus, Zodiacs of Different Nations appeared in the 1906 issue of The Open Court.