Two ancient city ruins found under Wangjinglou heritage site

14:48, January 13, 2011      

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Photo, taken on Jan. 12, shows reporters photographing and interviewing at the Wangjinglou heritage site. (Photo by Xinhua/Zhao Peng)

In a recent archaeological excavation of Wangjinglou heritage site in Xinzheng City of Henan Province, Zhengzhou Academy of Cultural Relics and Archaeology accidentally discovered two large-scale ancient city ruins from the Xia and Shang dynasties with a total area of nearly 1.7 million square meters.

According to archaeologists' initial speculation, the city from the Xia period might have been the capital of a kingdom, while the city in Shang period might have been an important garrison town.

By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online
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