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2,300 year old sword unearthed in central China

Chinese archaeologists have unearthed a sword believed to be more than 2,300 years old. The amazing discovery was made in an ancient tomb in Xinyang city, central China's Henan Province.

2,300 year old sword unearthed in central China
The sword was found inside a coffin dating back to the Chu Kingdom (770-223 BC) 
[Credit: Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology]
The sword is thought to come from the time of the Warring States, which was a period of 250 years between 475 BC and 221BC which saw numerous fierce wars fought between the eight states of the Zhou Dynasty.

In the video above, published by China Radio International (CRI), the millennia-old weapon looks sharp and is still glistening as an archaeologist pulls it from its sheath.

Following a series of tests the artefact is likely to be put on display at a national museum.

Source: Sputnik News [January 02, 2017]

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