Neolithic jade objects unearthed in China

Published on June 13th, 2009 | by Admin


5,000 year old jade objects have been unearthed in tombs in China’s Zhejiang province.

Fang Xiangming, research of Zhejiang Archaeology Research Institute said, “It’s rare to find such a large and well-preserved tomb. The depth of the NO.5 tomb is 1.1 meters. It’s the deepest tomb found in the Jiaxing area. It’s a big discovery judging by the tomb’s size and the rich variety of the antiques found in it.”

A piece of jade “Yue”, a kind of ancient weapon in China, reveals the noble identity of tomb number one’s owner. He may have been the head of a tribe whose members were under his control.

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