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Ancient temple site discovered in China

The site of a famous temple dating back to the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 - 420 A.D.) has been found in southwest China. Archaeologists unearthed more than 1,000 tablets inscribed with Buddhist scriptures and over 500 pieces of stone sculpture as well as glazed tiles with inscriptions. "We have only excavated a

10,000-year-old rice found in China

Rice phytoliths from the lower reaches of the Yangtze River have been dated back nearly 10,000 years. Remarkably, archaeologists have now unearthed bits of this rice at a site called Shangshan. The grains, of course, were eaten long ago and the plant stalks have long been rotten, but one tiny part

Horse engravings found in China

Eight images of horses have been found engraved into the rocks in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in China. Archaeologists announced they had found eight ancient horse paintings carved into rocks in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Zhou Xinghua, former curator of the regional museum, found the horse paintings in the

Mural tomb unearthed in China

A large tomb dating back to 600 A.D. has been found in China. A blue monster, a winged horse and a nude deity known as the master of wind are just a few examples of fantastic images that archaeologists recently discovered in a 1,400-year-old tomb in China. "The murals of this tomb

90 ancient burials excavated in China

Researchers in China have excavated more than 90 burials at the Yinxu archaeological site. Over 90 tombs were excavated, among which 18 were believed to have been the final resting place of a nomadic group. From soil samples and some of the items unearthed, the tombs are believed to be around

Miniature looms found in Chinese tomb

Miniature silk looms have been found in a. 2,100-year-old tomb in China. Tiny wooden figurines have stood upright "weaving" at appropriately sized looms for more than 2,100 years in a Chinese tomb containing the remains of a middle-age woman, a new study finds. The discovery of the miniature scene astonished archaeologists, who

Legendary treasure found in southwest China

A legendary treasure said to have been lost 300 years ago during a peasant uprising in China has been found in the Minjiang River. After more than 10,000 items of gold and silver were recovered from the bottom of Minjiang River in Sichuan Province, archeologists confirmed Monday the tale of Zhang

Boat-shaped coffins found in China

A cluster of boat-shaped coffins have been unearthed during construction in southwest China. Chinese archaeologists said Wednesday they have unearthed a large cluster of boat coffin tombs dating back 2,200 years that will shed light on ancient indigenous culture. The tomb cluster was discovered at a construction site in Feihu Village, Pujiang

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