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3000-year-old relics found in Shandong

06-30-2010 08:49 BJT

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As the sea gets rough, we head inland to Daxinzhuang village of east China's Shandong province, where 14 bronze relics from the Shang Dynasty some 3,000 years ago have been found.

The find, which was made earlier this year, has great archeological significance. All 14 pieces are found in tomb No.139 at the site. Among them is a bronze Ding, an ancient cooking vessel with two loop handles and three legs.

With a diameter of 40cm and height of 60cm, it is the largest early Shang period Ding that has ever been found in eastern China.

Other relics include an artfully ornamented bronze He, a one-meter-tall drinking vessel, and the largest ever-found bronze Yue, or battle axe of this period.

The find, which was made earlier this year, has great archeological significance.
The find, which was made earlier this year, has great archeological significance.

They all suggest that Daxinzhuang was the place where different regional cultures met and integrated.

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