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)
Thousands-Year Old Water Dripper