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Museum will preserve site of ‘earliest China’

The construction of a museum on a cultural heritage site with more than 3,500 years of history, often referred to as “the earliest China”, began on Sunday in the city of Luoyang in central Henan province. The Erlitou site, named after its surrounding village, was discovered in 1959 and was later found to be the […]

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Archaeologists find beauty in 10 top sites

Chinese archaeologists worked at more than 2,000 sites in 2016, and experts have selected the 10 best ones.

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Top 10 archaeological discoveries unveiled

The excavations of a Western Han Dynasty tomb, a large-scale Neolithic hydraulic project and a famous warship that has been resting in waters since 1894 are among China’s top 10 archaeological discoveries of 2015.

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Palace Museum confirms ancient relics find

The Palace Museum in Beijing has confirmed the discovery of relics from the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) that were buried underground in the heart of the city for more than 600 years. The museum, also known as the Forbidden City, said on Thursday that the relics had been found during maintenance work at the historic site.

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Capital’s museums preserve China’s past

Beijing, as one of the four ancient capitals of China, has a history of more than 3,000 years. In the past 30 years, the city has developed with astonishing speed and has left much of its history behind.  Modern skyscrapers make it easy to forget how much history Beijing has, but during the nation’s lifetime […]

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Inscriptions may predate oracle bones

Characters ‘1,000 years earlier’ than previous discovery Archaeologists have discovered written characters in Zhejiang province dating back 5,000 years, potentially the earliest found in China. The characters are engraved on stone axes excavated from the ruins of the Zhuangqiao tomb. The inscriptions were made almost 1,000 years earlier than those previously discovered on bone or […]

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