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.
|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]
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]