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2,000-year-old mirror workshop found in China

A Han Dynasty mirror workshop has been found at the ancient city of Linzi in eastern China.

According to Bai Yunxiang, deputy director of the archaeological institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, over 100 stone moulds, as well as foundry pits, wells and blastpipes have been unearthed at the site in a village near Zibo city, Xinhua reported.

The workshop is believed to have been active in the early period of the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD), when the once-costly bronze mirrors gradually became household objects, said Bai.

“It’s the first time that a bronze mirror workshop has been discovered, providing precious insights into technologies used for China’s ancient mirror making,” Bai said.

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Story: Indo Asian News Service | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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