Two ancient cities found under Chinese heritage site

Published on January 14th, 2011 | by Admin


Recent excavations at the Wangjinglou heritage site in China has revealed the presence of two ancient cities from the Xia and Shang dynasties.

In a recent archaeological excavation of Wangjinglou heritage site in Xinzheng City of Henan Province, Zhengzhou Academy of Cultural Relics and Archaeology accidentally discovered two large-scale ancient city ruins from the Xia and Shang dynasties with a total area of nearly 1.7 million square meters.

According to archaeologists’ initial speculation, the city from the Xia period might have been the capital of a kingdom, while the city in Shang period might have been an important garrison town.

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