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In the center of China, a settlement of the XVI-X centuries BC was discovered

6471a4050de09 img desktop 1Archaeologists found the ruins of large-scale buildings made of tightly packed earth, tombs, pits for ashes, molds for making pottery, as well as burials of the nobility
Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of a settlement dating back to the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC) in Qingjiang County, Shaanxi Province, China.

This was reported on Wednesday by the Xinhua news agency.
According to Sun Zhanwei, a representative of the Shaanxi Archaeological Academy, on a site covering an area of about 3 million square meters. m on the Loess Plateau, ruins of large-scale buildings made of tightly packed earth, tombs, ash pits, as well as pottery molds were discovered.
Burials of ancient Chinese nobility were also found in the excavation area. In them, archaeologists found a large number of bronze images of chariots and horses, objects made of jade and bone, lacquered products and turtle shells. According to archaeologists, they resemble artifacts found in the tombs of the archaeological monument of Yinxiu - the ruins of the capital of the state of the Shang Dynasty.
The new discoveries testify to the close economic and cultural exchange between the territory of the Shang Dynasty and this area of northern Shaanxi, and also demonstrate the strong influence of the Shang civilization on the surrounding territories.
They also prove that in the northern part of Shaanxi province in ancient times there was a highly developed civilization that possessed the technology of bronze processing. The latest finds marked a breakthrough in the archaeological research of the Shang Dynasty, the report says, writes "TASS".