Delicate treasures of Han Dynasty excavated in SW China

08:04, June 12, 2010      

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Photo taken on May 7, 2010 shows a golden accessory made in ancient China's Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) and excavated at Caoxie Village in Lianzhou Town of Hepu County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. During the excavation, the archeologists identified Caoxie Village to be the relics of a city, where probably was the site of the government of Hepu Prefecture in the Han Dynasty. According to the Han Shu Record, or the History of the Imperial Han Dynasty, Hepu port is the starting port of the marine silk road, said Xiong Zhaoming, head of the archeological team. Hundreds of tombs, kilns and cities have been excavated in Hepu since the 1950s, and tens of thousands of cultural relics, including colored glazes, ambers, agates, crystals, turquoises and golden accessories in Indian style and Greek style, have been unearthed. All the discoveries are related to the flourishing overseas trading in the Han Dynasty.(Xinhua/Xiong Zhaoming)


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