2,700-year-old relics discovered in NW China
XI'AN, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese archaeologists have recently discovered a batch of 2,700-year-old cultural relics in Chengcheng County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
Kilns, tiles and a 500-meter ancient wall, along with a total of 19 tombs were found during the excavation of a historical site, according to Sun Zhanwei, researcher at the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology.
Scores of finely-carved funerary objects including weapons, jade and stoneware were unearthed, which were confirmed to date back to the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC).
Archaeologists believe the site, covering an area of over 100,000 square meters, belonged to an aristocrat.