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Great Discovery on Chinese Ancient Silk Road: the Prehistoric Site

2010-03-31 | News | Comments(1) Views(1907)

According to Sichuan Institute of Historic Relic Archaeology, a large-scale prehistoric settlement site-Maiping Relics Site has been confirmed on March 30. Maiping Relic Site is by Dadu River of Hanyuan County, Ya'an City, Sichuan Province, which is on the only route of Chinese Ancient South Silk Road (a route of Chinese Ancient Silk Road). The picture shows the panorama of the excavating site.

Plus: The Silk Road refers to the road opened by Zhang Jian (an ancient diplomat sent to West Regions in West Han Dynasty). The road started from Xi'an (Chang'an in ancient China), to the countries of  Middle Asia, West Asia and connected Mediterranean area via Gansu Province and Xinjiang Province by land. Through this road, the silk and silk fabrics of China were transported to the Middle Asia and Europe continuously and the road became a busy commercial channel gradually. The ancient Silk Road of China included three routes: South Silk Road, Middle Silk Road and North Silk Road; South Silk Road (also called steepy and dangerous road): the 2000-kilometer South Silk Road, one of the oldest international channel of China, started from Chengdu, Sichuan Province and ended in India and Middle East. The South Silk Road also contributed a lot to the world culture.
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--- By Haphine (VisitOurChina)


Wow, prehistoric site, amazing! Hope more could be discovered in the future.