Search
  Culture Tool: Save | Print | E-mail   
Remains of ancient city discovered in Zhejiang
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2007-11-30 09:05

Chinese archaeologists said Thursday they have discovered the remains of an ancient city in eastern Zhejiang Province, which could better prove the long history of Chinese civilization.

 


Based on the remains, experts estimate the ancient city covered an area of about three square kilometers.

 

The relic was found near Mojiao Mountain between Liangzhu and Pingyao townships in Yuhang District of the provincial capital Hangzhou, said Bao Xianlun, director of

Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Heritage Bureau.

 

Based on the remains, experts estimate the ancient city covered an area of about three square kilometers. There are still pieces of walls as high as four meters at the site.

 

The city wall on the right side was built with earth.

 

The location of the ancient city should have been carefully selected and it can be dated prior to the late period of the Liangzhu culture (about 4,150 to 5,250 years ago), according to Liu Bin, a research fellow with the bureau.

 

The Liangzhu culture is believed to be one of the key prehistoric cultures in the Taihu Lake area. It is named after Liangzhu, where a number of relic sites have been discovered since the 1930s.

 

Yan Wenming, an archaeologist from Beijing University, said the discovery of the city remains showed that the Liangzhu culture period had entered an advanced development stage of prehistoric civilization.

 

 

The site of the foundation of the ancient city wall

 

 

The city wall with a width of 40 to 60 meters

 

 

The ancient city is believed to be in a rectangle formation.

Source:Xinhuanet 
Tool: Save | Print | E-mail  

Photo Gallery--China Economic Net
Photo Gallery
Most Popular
Edition:
About CE.cn | About the Economic Daily | Contact us
Copyright 2011 China Economic Net. All right reserved