Archaeologists unveil ancient carriage
Archaeologists at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ archaeology research institute have unveiled details of a deluxe carriage that was unearthed at a burial site dating to the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256 BC) in Hebei province. The carriage is 142.5 centimeters wide, 106 cm long and has two wheels 140 cm in diameter with 38 spokes each. It is large for carriages from before the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), said Li Cunxin, an associate researcher. The archaeologists also found many exquisite patterns painted on the surface of the carriage and a pair of embedded beast-shaped metal badges with gold foil decorations stuck to them.