Over 3000-year-old ru­ins found in China

Fiji Sun - - China News -

Nan­jing: The ru­ins of an an­cient site be­lieved to date back to the Shang and Zhou dy­nas­ties (1600 BC-256 BC) have been found in the city of Wuxi, east China’s Jiangsu Prov­ince.

The Meili site, with an area of 60,000 square me­tres, is lo­cated along the Bodu River in the Me­i­cun com­mu­nity of the city, said Li Yongjun, who is re­spon­si­ble for the ar­chae­o­log­i­cal site. Ar­chae­ol­o­gists have con­ducted ex­ca­va­tion work at the site on two sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions since last Septem­ber. A to­tal of 200 ruin sites, in­clud­ing ash pits, ash trenches, wells and con­struc­tion sites, have been un­earthed, and nu­mer­ous spec­i­mens of stamped hard pottery, poly­mer clay, sandy clay and proto-porce­lain have been found at the sites.

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