More than 10,000 artifacts, including bronze and porcelain, terracotta, iron utensils, brought this year’s excavations in the Beijing district of Tongzhou at the construction site of the administrative center.
This was announced at a joint press conference Directorate of information of Beijing city, the Directorate for cultural heritage.
Builders found an extensive cemetery, graves part which refers to the era of Warring States (Jango, 473-221 BC). After that, the work was started by archeologists, dug out 1092 burial. This period preceding the formation of the first Chinese Empire, was full of armed conflicts between the ancient Chinese States.
In addition to the burials, scientists have revealed a site of the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 ad), and 69 goncharev the Han and Tang periods with a lot of old products. In addition to household utensils, discovered clay models of buildings, figurines representing animals. Perhaps it was the toys or ritual objects.
The abundance of finds suggests that for nearly two thousand years ago on the site of today’s Beijing was a major town. It is known that during the Warring States here was the city of JI capital of the state of Yan.
Part of the excavated complexes will be fully preserved for further study and visiting tourists.