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Rescue excavation underway for Nanning's Zhenjiang Building ruins


The Zhenjiang Building ruins at Sanjiangkou in Nanning is in rescue excavation mode now and so far over 300 square meters have been unearthed.

Rescue excavation underway for Nanning's Zhenjiang Building ruins
The excavation site of the Zhenjiang Building ruins at Sanjiangkou, Sanjiangpo village, 
Nanning city, Guangxi province, Dec 20, 2016 [Credit: IC]
Ten copper coins, black bricks from the building's base and some ceramic pieces for daily use were discovered at the site.

Rescue excavation underway for Nanning's Zhenjiang Building ruins
Rescue excavation underway for Nanning's Zhenjiang Building ruins
Archaeologists excavate the Zhenjiang Building ruins at Sanjiangkou, Sanjiangpo village, 
Nanning city, Guangxi province, Dec 20, 2016 [Credit: IC]
It is thought that people lived here during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), which coincides with the historical record that the army were always dispatched to the Zhenjiang Building.

Rescue excavation underway for Nanning's Zhenjiang Building ruins
Rescue excavation underway for Nanning's Zhenjiang Building ruins
Bricks unearthed at the Zhenjiang Building ruins at Sanjiangkou, Sanjiangpo village, 
Nanning city, Guangxi province, Dec 20, 2016 [Credit: IC]
The place played an important military strategic role during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties.

Rescue excavation underway for Nanning's Zhenjiang Building ruins
Rescue excavation underway for Nanning's Zhenjiang Building ruins
Archaeologists excavate the Zhenjiang Building ruins at Sanjiangkou, Sanjiangpo village, 
Nanning city, Guangxi province, Dec 20, 2016 [Credit: IC]
In addition to the Zhenjiang Building ruins, four sites nearby and over 30 artifacts were also discovered.

Rescue excavation underway for Nanning's Zhenjiang Building ruins
Rescue excavation underway for Nanning's Zhenjiang Building ruins
Staff members show a copper coin and a ceramic piece at the Zhenjiang Building ruins at Sanjiangkou, 
Sanjiangpo village, Nanning city, Guangxi province, Dec 20, 2016 [Credit: IC]
As the Zhenjiang Building ruins were facing the threat of collapse and disappearance due to river bank dilapidation and rising water levels, archaeologists conducted a comprehensive survey in 2014 and started the excavation this year.

Source: China Daily [December 23, 2016]
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