Ancient artifacts discovered in Southwest China

(ORDO NEWS) — Between April and October this year, archaeologists discovered 278 relics at 53 sites during a rescue archaeological excavation of the ruins located in the city of Chongqing / Southwest China /.

The finds discovered at the ruins of the Zhangjiayuanzi site, presumably, date back to the era of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty / 770 BC. – 256 BC/.

The area of ​​the site with the ruins, located in the lower reaches of the Jialing River, a tributary of the Yangtze, is about 1,000 square meters. meters, according to the Institute of Cultural Heritage Protection and Archeology of Chongqing.

During the six-month project, excavations were completed at a site of 675 sq. meters, where a large number of relics were found, including the foundations of the premises, ash pits and burials.

Ceramic and porcelain products, stone products and copper coins were also raised to the surface, the age of which varies from the Eastern Zhou Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty /1644-1911/.

“A batch of relics dating back to the Chunqiu period (Spring and Autumn, 770-476 BC) was also found here, which is a rarity in archaeological work in these places, and is of high value for studying the ancient culture that existed at one time in regions along the tributaries of the Yangtze River,” the project leader said.


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