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Ancient city gate unearthed in central China

By Li Yan (People's Daily Online)    17:19, February 20, 2017

Photo shows archaeologists at the site of the ancient city of Zhenghan in Xinzheng, Henan province on Feb. 19. The first city gate was recently unearthed after years of excavation. Well preserved and still retaining a clear layout, the ancient gate is rare among discoveries from the unearthed ancient cities of the Spring and Autumn (770-476 B.C.) and Warring States (475-221 B.C.) periods.

The discovery is significant to the research of ancient city defense systems. Having served as a capital city for 539 years, Zhenghan was listed as a key cultural relic under state protection in 1961. 

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