Archaeologists in excavations carried out in eight kilometers South of the ruins of the ancient city of Sanxingdui in southwest China found a large number of artifacts, which indicates the existence here in the ancient city civilization of Shu.
according to China.org.cn, Chinese archaeologists have officially announced that they discovered the monument is a 5000 year old settlement. The site is located in Sichuan province, near present city of Guanghan. There was found a large quantity of pottery, porcelain and building blocks.
“This is the first time in the area Sinsinawa were signs of the continuity of this culture from the ancient civilization of Shu, says Xin Zhonghua, Junior researcher at Sichuan research Institute of cultural relics and archaeology. – This monument is of great importance to study the origin, development and evolution of the ancient civilization of Shu”.
Most of the relics, discovered when exploring the ruins of this settlement, is typical of the culture of Sanxingdui features. According to archaeologists, it proves that the Sanxingdui culture is gradually formed from a more ancient culture, the legendary founder of the Kingdom of Shu.
It was the old Kingdom periods in Spring and Autumn and Warring States that existed, as scientists assume, since about XI century BC. It is also believed that it was finally destroyed in the year 316 BC, the Qin Kingdom.
Radiocarbon Dating of found relics still to be done. But now Chinese archaeologists say that the age of the settlement is from 2600 to 4800 years. By the way. For the first time Sinsinawa ruins were accidentally discovered by a farmer in 1929 when he while digging the ditch was found a fragment of a jade.
later In Senesinde our more than thousands of treasures, recognized as a national treasure, including gold masks, bronze wares, jade tablets, and figurines of ivory. It is known that the city of Sanxingdui has been around since the 2050 1250 years BC and has long been the capital of the Kingdom of Shu. Found eight kilometres away, the settlement was established earlier.