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Archaeologist unearths 2000-year-old city in China

Dating back more than 2,000 years, an ancient settlement has been unearthed in Shenyang, capital of China’s northeastern Liaoning Province, the city cultural relics and archaeology institute said on Sunday. The institute started work on
India TV News Desk Beijing January 08, 2017 23:29 IST
India TV News Desk

Dating back more than 2,000 years, an ancient settlement has been unearthed in Shenyang, capital of China’s northeastern Liaoning Province, the city cultural relics and archaeology institute said on Sunday.

The institute started work on Qingzhuangzi City in the Hunnan District of Shenyang in July 2016. So far, about 500 square meters have been excavated. Archaeologists have found the remains of houses, cellars, ash pits, and tombs.

Pottery, bronzeware, ironware and stoneware have been unearthed at the site, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Archaeologists said Qingzhuangzi had a long history of human habitation from the Bronze Age to the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD).

(With inputs from PTI)