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Historical relics unearthed in China's Henan

In the past nine years, great amounts of significant discoveries have been made in the process of the excavations of the main canal, Danjiangkou reservoir area and water-receiving area of the South-to-North Water Transfer Project in Henan province.

Historical relics unearthed in China's Henan
In the archaeological excavations of the middle route of South-to-North Water Transfer
 Project (MRSNWTP), archaeologists discover a tomb complex in Luohe, Henan Province,
 which is very well preserved and can be dated back to the Warring States Period 
and Han dynasty [Credit: Xinhua News Agency/Zhu Xiang]
Historical relics unearthed in China's Henan
An excavation site of a tomb of Han dynasty found in Luohe, 
Henan Province [Credit: Xinhua News Agency/Zhu Xiang]
Historical relics unearthed in China's Henan
Archaeologists work at a horse and chariot pit in in Luohe, 
Henan Province [Credit: Xinhua News Agency/Zhu Xiang]
Historical relics unearthed in China's Henan
A sculptured brick tomb found at Shengwan town in Zhechuan county,  
Henan Province [Credit: Xinhua News Agency/Zhu Xiang]
Historical relics unearthed in China's Henan
An archaeologist working at a tomb in Jiaozuo City, central China's 
Henan Province [Credit: Xinhua News Agency/Zhu Xiang]
As the main region of the project's archaeological excavations, Henan is home to 369 excavation and relocation sites, accounting for more than 60 percent of the total amount of work of the MRSNWTP's cultural relics preservations.

Historical relics unearthed in China's Henan
Archaeologists are at an excavation site of Xingyang Guandi Temple
 in Henan Province [Credit: Xinhua News Agency/Zhu Xiang]
Historical relics unearthed in China's Henan
Bronze wares found at remains of Shang and Zhou Periods in Jiaozuo, 
Henan Province [Credit: Xinhua News Agency/Zhu Xiang]
Historical relics unearthed in China's Henan
A worker shows an ancient Chinese chime unearthed at a tomb in Anyang City, 
central China's Henan Province [Credit: Xinhua News Agency/Zhu Xiang]
Since 2000, with joint endeavors from fifty cultural relics and archaeology research institutes across China, a total of 369 excavation projects have been successfully accomplished, including the findings of traces of Peiligang culture, Yangshao culture and Longshan culture and cultural relics dating back to the time from Xia dynasty to Qing dynasty.

Source: People's Daily Online [October 30, 2014]
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