Ten Famous Ancient Remains worth Archaeology Most in China

December 18,2008 Editor:Kerry Lee| Resource:AT0086.com

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China’s long history has not been annihilatingd with the advance of time. Many remains are the best display of Chinese culture. Those mysterious remains contain many old and inexplainable secrets, among which the undiscovered ones are more attractive.
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor is located in Shaanxi near to Linzhuang County. The mausoleum approximates square, occupying a land area of 120,750 square meters. Archaeologists have been carrying on the research on it. There are multitudinous unearthed cultural relics but still many unsolved mysteries until now.
Yin Ruins
From the first piece of oracle bones discovered in 1899 till now, 150,000 oracle bones had been discovered altogether in the Yin Dynasty ruins. Simuwu Ding, which was excavated out in 1939, is the most famous bronze in the world. In Fuhao Grave, excavated out in 1979, archaeological found so many valuable cultural relics that it stired the whole world. The mystical Yin ruins have attracted multitudinous people. 
Peking Man Site in Zhoukoudian
Peking Man Site is located 48 kilometers southwest of Beijing, and the scientific exploration of the site of is still in progress. So far, Chinese scientists have known that they lived nearly in the Pleistocene era, and they also  found a variety of daily objects as well as the new human remains that  can be traced back to 18,000 BC to 11,000 years.
Banpo Village Remains
The Banpo Village remains are located in the east of Xi'an city. It is estimated that the village covered an area of 50,000 square meters. 5 excavations between 1953 and 1957 have unearthed about about 10,000 square meters. In 1958 the onsite Banpo Museum was opened. The site contains the ruins of more than 40 homes, 200 storage pots, a collection of pottery and tools, a pottery-making centre and more than 250 graves belonging to a matriarchal community of the Yangshao culture.
Shangshan Remains
Shangshan Remains, covering an area of more than 20,000 square meters, is remains of human of 10,000 years ago, 3000 years earlier than the Hemudu. 44 ancient tombs 4500years ago have been discovered here. The remains cover layers of cultural relics and have complete wooden structure, which is a sign of the original New Stone Age. The exploration foreground is very capacious.
Zhougongmiao Western Zhou Grave
The most significant archaeological relics have been discovered in Zhougongmiao Western Zhou Grand Grave in 2004---1,500 meters Rammed earth walls and more than 700 pieces of oracle bones, showing the implication of its great archaeological value. This is the only settlement of Western Zhou Dynasty that has been found city wall at the same time, carapace-bone-script, senior buildings and grave group remain at the same time. 
Guangzhou Guyebeiqiu Remains
The remains of animals and plants discovered in the remains are well-preserved, which is very rare not only in the Lingnan, but also in China and the world. Its significance is nothing less than the Hemudu's. The discovery of the site is a major prehistoric archaeological one in Guangdong Province, which has filled a number of prehistoric archaeological blanks.
Xuchang Lingjing Paleolith Remains
Xuchang Lingjing Paleolith Remains is located in Xuchang City, Henan Province. In the spring of 1965, archaeologists collected a number of animal fossils, microlith and stuck stones from the accumulation the villagers dug from the wells, which caused the attention of the prehistoric archaeological sector. Archeologists found that a relatively complete parietal bone of an ancient human skull bone can be restored to be a more complete fossil of ancient human skull.
Tongwancheng Remains
Tongwancheng used to be a prosperous city on the upper reach of the Wuding River, a major tributary of the Yellow River. It remained the political, economic and military centre of the southern Ordos Plateau for over five centuries. Its discovery provides vital information for the study of the Xiongnu tribesmen, who have, to date, remained a mystery to both Chinese and foreign archaeologists because of a lack of adequate historical material and evidence relating to their culture. 
Loulan Ruin
Milan Ruin is located in the Lop Nur region in the south Xinjiang and in the south along the ancient Silk Road. According to the research, it was built in the Western Han period, and gradually abandoned in the Tang Dynasty was. The Loulan tombs, the ancient city of Loulan and Lop Nur south ancient city near the Milan Ruin are also the world-famous. Currently the exploration still continues.

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