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The ancient artifacts unearthed in Guangzhou

Date: 2020.12.15 Author: Celia Tang

More than 2,500 pieces of the cultural relics dating back up to 2,200 years were unearthed in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.


The archaeologists with the Guangzhou Municipal Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archaeology have completed the excavation work at a key site in the city, which has been a commercial hub for more than 1,000 years.


The unearthed objects mainly include pottery, porcelain, bronze and iron wares, dating back from the Han Dynasty (202 BC-AD 220) to the early 20th century.


Remains of 196 pits, 57 wells, 43 pools and three roads were also among the discoveries. The ruins of a large Song Dynasty (960-1279) building belonging to the upper class was another highlight of the excavation. The excavation outcomes are of great significance for understanding the historical and geographical changes of Guangzhou's urban areas.