Ancient kiln, cache of copper coins excavated in Shaanxi

16:55, December 23, 2010      

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An ancient kiln storing several tons of copper coins dating back to Song Dynasty (960-1279) is excavated in Hua County of northwestern China's Shaanxi Province on Dec. 22. (Photo by Zong Gongping, Xinhua News Agency)


An ancient kiln storing several tons of copper coins dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279) was excavated in Hua County of northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Dec. 22.

The kiln is 1 meter wide at the mouth, 2 meters wide at the belly and 3 meters deep. More than 20 kinds of copper coins were found in the kiln with a total weight of 3 tons.

By Ye Xin, People's Daily Online
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