Archaeologists dig up remains of ancient city in east China

December 1st, 2007 - 4:54 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Dec 1 (ANI): Chinese archaeologists claim they have discovered the remains of an ancient city in eastern Zhejiang Province of China, a finding that could better prove the long history of Chinese civilization.

Bao Xianlun, director of Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Heritage Bureau said that the remnant was found close to Mojiao Mountain between Liangzhu and Pingyao townships in Yuhang District of the provincial capital Hangzhou.

After studying the remains, experts approximate that the ancient city enclosed an area of about three square kilometres, with pieces of walls as high as four meters still visible at the cite.

According to Liu Bin, a research fellow with the bureau, the remains can be dated earlier than the late period of the Liangzhu culture, reports Xinhua.

The Liangzhu culture is believed to be one of the crucial prehistoric cultures in the Taihu Lake area and 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 finding of the city remains indicated that the Liangzhu culture period had entered an advanced development stage of prehistoric civilization. (ANI)

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