|14 January 2022
3,000-year-old cemetery found in Henan
A two-year excavation at a more than 3,000 year old late Shang Dynasty settlement in the Henan Province of central China, around 500 kilometres south-southwest of Beijing, has revealed 18 building foundations, 24 tombs, and four horse and chariot pits. Artefacts include exquisite bronzeware, jade and other stone objects, boneware, and mussels.
Six carriages and several warriors and horses were discovered buried with the dead. Some warriors wore hats with shell strings, and some horses had bronze ornaments decorated with gold veneer on their foreheads.
The site is around 2400 metres from the Yin Ruins, a Unesco World Heritage site consisting of a palace and an ancient temple.
Edited from CGTN (6 January 2022), The Independent, The Manila Times (7 January 2022)
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