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Six greatest archeological discoveries of China in 2017 announced (4)

(Xinhua)    07:26, January 18, 2018

CHINA-GREATEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES OF 2017 (CN)

File photo shows bronze vessels unearthed in the archaeological site in Jingshan County, central China's Hubei Province. Over half a century ago, nearly 100 pieces of bronze vessels were unearthed in the site, leading to the discovery of an unrecorded ancient state -- Zeng State, dating back about 2,700 years. As more relics were uncovered, the mystery of the state gradually came to light. Last year, a bronze pot was discovered, proving that metal used to be transported from the south to the capital of the Zhou dynasty in the north. Archeologists believe that the large scale of bronze relics found in the remains indicates the Zeng State was most probably in charge of the smelting, production and transportation of bronze utensils of the Zhou Dynasty. The findings in Jingshan site was announced one of the six greatest archeological discoveries of the country in 2017 by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The six findings contain information on human activity over a time span of more than 40,000 years. (Xinhua)

BRONZE FOUND

Over half a century ago, nearly 100 pieces of bronze vessels were unearthed in Jingshan County in central China's Hubei Province, leading to the discovery of an unrecorded ancient state -- Zeng State, dating back about 2,700 years.

As more relics were uncovered, the mystery of the state gradually came to light. Last year, a bronze pot was discovered, proving that metal used to be transported from the south to the capital of the Zhou dynasty in the north.

Archeologists believe that the large scale of bronze relics found in the remains indicates the Zeng State was most probably in charge of the smelting, production and transportation of bronze utensils of the Zhou Dynasty.

CHINA-GREATEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES OF 2017 (CN)

  

File photo shows tombs in the archaeological site in Jingshan County, central China's Hubei Province. Over half a century ago, nearly 100 pieces of bronze vessels were unearthed in the site, leading to the discovery of an unrecorded ancient state -- Zeng State, dating back about 2,700 years. As more relics were uncovered, the mystery of the state gradually came to light. Last year, a bronze pot was discovered, proving that metal used to be transported from the south to the capital of the Zhou dynasty in the north. Archeologists believe that the large scale of bronze relics found in the remains indicates the Zeng State was most probably in charge of the smelting, production and transportation of bronze utensils of the Zhou Dynasty. The findings in Jingshan site was announced one of the six greatest archeological discoveries of the country in 2017 by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The six findings contain information on human activity over a time span of more than 40,000 years. (Xinhua)


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