Chine - 6 major archeological finds in 2010


6 major archeological finds in China in 2010


China has announced its six major archeological finds in the year 2010. That include the Nan Ao One sunken ship, and a compound of porcelain kilns in east China's Zhejiang Province.

The new archeological finds last year also include a mausoleum in Yicheng County of north China's Shanxi Province, which is believed to belong to the Western Zhou Dynasty.

A historic site of an ancient town, located in the southwestern part of Suzhou in East China's Jiangsu Province, was found last year. Archeologists assume the site was once a large city that prospered during the Spring and Autumn Period.

The compound of Buddhist caves and grottos was found in Shanshan County of northwest China's Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region. The newly-discovered compound is believed to have been created in the 5th century AD.

An ancient city was found intact in Xiangxi area in central China's Hunan Province. Experts say the site was once the political and cultural center of the Yongshun Tusi regime, which had a history of more than 8-hundred years.

On the list are also the Ming Dynasty sunken vessel called Nan Ao One, salvaged from the South China Sea, and a compound encompassing more than twenty porcelain kilns unearthed in Zhejiang Province.