Weekly snapshot of China's archaeological news

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-25 15:06:30|Editor: Li Xia
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BEIJING, May 25 (Xinhua) -- The following are highlights of China's key news on archaeology from the past week:

-- Ancient city wall discovered in SW China

Cultural researchers have recently discovered an ancient city wall dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907) in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

According to Chengdu cultural heritage and archaeology institute, the relics were excavated at a construction site. Experts confirmed the building time of the wall, stretching east to west for about 170 meters, based on the study of its bricks and structure.

The section of the wall, which is about 1.5 meters high and 8.9 to 12 meters wide, was originally built in Tang but underwent renovation in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

-- Egyptian antiquities on exhibition in Tianjin

An exhibition of 180 sets of Egyptian antiquities has opened in north China's Tianjin municipality.

The display, held at the municipal museum, features precious Egyptian artifacts collected by seven Italian museums, including the National Archaeological Museum of Florence and the National Archaeological Museum of Venice.

The exhibition presents the ancient Egyptians' life along the Nile, and their religions, offering the audience a glimpse into the ancient civilization.

The exhibition in Tianjin will continue until August 18. After that, the relics will be exhibited in the eastern province of Jiangsu and southern province of Guangdong.

-- Retrieved stolen relics to be displayed in north China

North China's Shanxi Province, an area rich in cultural relics, will open the Shanxi Bronze Museum in July, with exhibits mainly sourced from stolen antiques recovered by police.

The provincial bureau of cultural relics said among more than 10,000 pieces of cultural relics that have been recovered by the Shanxi provincial public security department since 2018, many are of high historical value, especially the bronze relics of the Shang and Zhou dynasties (1600 BC-256 BC).