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2,500-Year Old Crystal Ring
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21 June 2009
 

Towards the end of last year, when a construction team in Henan Province (河南) cleared the site for a residential building project, they unexpectedly excavated a group of tombs, which were later confirmed to belong to an ancient kingdom Zhao (赵国) dating back to the pre-unification period in China, the Warrior States, about 2,5000 years ago.

After half a year hard work, Chinese archaeologists have now excavated around 100 tombs with a total of 2,000 square meters of chamber space, and unearthed more than 200 pieces items, including bronzewares, jade articles and ceramic objects.

Among them the most prized are of three sets of bronze chime-bells (青铜编钟) and a crystal ring (水晶环) placed under the head of the deceased. The ring was found in a perfect condition, completely transparent and measured 13cm in diameter.

(Source of info/photo: 张志立of 大河报)

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An Amphibious Bus
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In early May 2009 at Olympic Sailing Centre (青岛奥帆中心) in China's northern harbour city Qingdao (青岛), an amphibious bus named Adventure Duck (冒险鸭) took its first journey both in the road and on water. The vehicle is capable of accommodating up to 38 passengers, with the top land speed reaches 120 km/hour and cruising speed at 10 knots.

(Source of info/photo: 李紫恒, xinhuanet.com)


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