Ancient royal temple site found in north China
HOHHOT, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Archaeologists have discovered the site of an ancient royal temple in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
The temple was found in a highland area in the city ruins of Shangjing, the political, economic, and cultural center of the Liao Dynasty (907-1125). The Shangjing site is located in Lindong Township of Bairin Left Banner in the city of Chifeng. It covers an area of about 5 square km.
"The temple is massive in scale, and is second only to the city compound of Shangjing in area," said Dong Xinlin, who heads the archaeological team. "It's the biggest temple ever discovered in Shangjing."
Evidence shows that after the Liao Dynasty ended, authorities of the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) rebuilt the temple, indicating that the temple remained in use in the Jin Dynasty. Enditem