New archaeological discoveries unveiled in Shanxi


Major 2021 archaeological discoveries in Shanxi were unveiled at the second Shanxi New Archaeological Discovery Forum in Taiyuan, capital of North China's Shanxi province, on Jan 11.

Six archaeological discoveries in the cities of Taiyuan, Linfen, Yuncheng, and Datong stood out from among 12 competing archaeological programs.

They are Zhencheng village Neolithic ruins in Jiancaoping district and the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) vassal king tomb in Xiaodian district in Taiyuan; Taosi Neolithic settlement in Xiangfen county, Mid-Tang Dynasty (618-907) Qianfo Cliff Statue and the Cave Front Site in Huozhou of Linfen; the Beibaie Cemetery site of the Western Zhou (c.11th century-771 BC) and Eastern Zhou (770-256 BC) dynasties in Yuanqu county, Yuncheng; and Lyu Xu's tomb with a stone outer coffin dating back to the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) in Zhijiabu village, Datong. 

Among the discoveries in Shanxi, those in Xiaodian district of Taiyuan, Yuncheng, and Datong attracted the most public attention in 2021 after several days of voting.

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