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Jin armors unearthed in Lize Financial Business District

07-09-2010 15:04 BJT

As the mysterious veil obscuring the Zhongdu site from the Jin Dynasty in the Lize Financial Business District of Beijing (FBD) gradually opens, a large number of precious cultural relics have been continuously unearthed. Yesterday, reporters learned from the Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage that armor from the Jin dynasty was unearthed at the site. According to the report, it is the first time that Jin Dynasty armor has been found in China in an archaeological excavation.

Unearthed iron armor

Unearthed iron armor

Excavated bronze bowl from the ruins

Excavated bronze bowl from the ruins

The Lize Financial Business District of Beijing, which is currently under construction and covers the southwest corner of the Zhongdu site from the Jin Dynasty, is an important site in Beijing with many cultural relics hidden underground. In April this year, the cultural relic archaeology department got involved in advance, investigating the possible underground cultural relics. In early excavations, it unearthed some common ceramics from the Jin dynasty and building tools used to flatten and smooth out the soil. During the cleaning process of the ancient architectural site, the remains of ancient tombs and a kiln from the Liao and Jin Dynasty were also found.

Recently, reporters arrived at the archaeological site, located to the east of Feng Huangzui village, San Luju in Fengtai District, and saw that the archaeological area was nearly 1000 square meters. There is a large test pit dig out by an excavator, and several archaeologists were working in the pit using Luoyang shovels and other tools. As the archaeological excavation is in process, the staff didn’t reveal many details or achievements of the excavation so far.

Yesterday, reporters learned from Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage that another piece of armor from the Jin Dynasty was discovered in an old Jin Dynasty-era well on the site, following the 57 Xi Ying ruins from the Jin Dynasty that were found in the B6-B7 plot in the Lize Financial Business District. According to the report, it is the first time that Jin Dynasty armor has been found in China, and it will be an important archaeological resource for studying the military system and the military equipment from the Jin Dynasty. It has great historical and scientific value.

The staff from the Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage said that the archaeological excavation of the B6-B7 land development project in Lize Financial Business District is nearing the final stages. Its achievements have been submitted to the Beijing government and State Administration of Cultural Heritage. Currently, the Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage is vigorously consulting with Lize Financial Business District Management Committee on heritage preservation, ensuring that the B6-B7 land development project will be smoothly implemented on time.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CNTV.CN

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