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Discover a new ancient kingdom in Shanxi Province
From:CNTV.CN  Writer:  Date:2011-04-28

 

The discovery of a group of tombs in northern Shanxi Province might help researchers discover an ancient kingdom never known before.

The findings will lead them to unveil stories from three-thousand years ago in China.

There is no historical record of the king Babo, nor his Kingdom Ba, that is, until his mausoleum was found two years ago in Dahekou village, 6 kilometers from Yicheng in northern Shanxi Province. A large number of bronze wares, pottery and primal porcelain have been found among the 651 tombs that cover an area of over 40-thousand square meters nearly equal to six soccer fields.

One bronze ware, a symbol of Western Zhou Dynasty, leads archeologists to the owner of the tomb, thanks to the inscription on it. He is the king of Ba, a closely related kingdom during the Western Zhou Dynasty.

One archeologist explained that they have also found two pieces of gold wares, which have given evidence of the abundant wealth of the Ba Kingdom. More mysteries might be unveiled as some 30 middle or small sized tombs are still under excavated.

 

 
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