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5,300-year-old terracotta figure unearthed in Northern China

Recently, a group of archaeological workers excavated a 55-centimeter-high potter figure at the Hongshan Culture Site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The potter figure is coroneted and sits with the legs crossed. 

Photo taken on July 3 shows the potter figure unearthed in Hongshan Culture Site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region [Credit: Xinhua]
The potter figure can date back to 5,300 years ago and it may be a Wizard or a King in the late period of Hongshan Culture. 

Hongshan culture is an important prehistoric culture which is located in the area of western Liaohe River in northern China. The early 20th century, the Hongshan Culture has been found, just when technology level isn't high enough, and not completely is found, but in recent years the only vigorously mining. 

Source: People's Daily Online [July 05, 2012]

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