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Ancient chime unearthed in east China

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13:42, February 26, 2012

NANJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Archaeologists in east China's Jiangsu province said they have excavated a bronze chime and several other artifacts from a tomb dating back to the Warring States Period (475-221 BC).

The chime was discovered in a tomb located under a construction site in the city of Suqian. Although the tomb had been previously raided by looters, researchers still discovered a number of bronzeware and earthenware artifacts, including bronze tripods and ceramic chimes, according to Li Gengshan, head of the city's Sucheng District Museum.

Although the owner of the tomb remains a mystery, the value of the artifacts suggests the owner may have been a high-ranking official or aristocrat, Li said.

Ancient Chinese aristocrats used chimes in musical performances as early as the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC). A 10-tonne chime excavated from the tomb of Duke Zeng in central China's Hubei province holds the record for the largest chime discovered in China.

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Mildred at 2012-02-2772.92.122.*
South Korea had made many remarkable films about their ancient history using authentic costumes and physical settings. I wonder if China would encourage their film makers to mount such films portraying their history and the achievments of the various times such as astrology, foods, writing, the mechanics of firecrackers and the fine arts. It would be a legacy for the world to see.
hobo at 2012-02-26122.107.51.*
I read that as many as 40000 aercheology sites have disappeared on the last survey.sad
  

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