British media: China discovered the city 4000 years ago with a giant pyramid

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British media: China discovered the city 4000 years ago with a giant pyramid

2018-08-29 10:25:19 254 ℃

Reference News Network reported on August 29 British media said that China has discovered a 4,000-year-old lost ancient city site with 230 feet (70.1 meters) high pyramid and filled human skull The burial pit.

According to the British "Daily Mail" website reported on August 24, archaeologists have discovered the site of a lost city in China, which had a prosperous time about 4,000 years ago.

The report said that on a ridge overlooking the Tuwei River in northwestern China, the researchers discovered a giant stepped pyramid that used to be a central palace, as well as defensive stone walls, fragments of production tools, and multiple parts. The burial pit of the human skull for funeral.

The report also said that these archaeological discoveries about the Bronze Age will challenge people's understanding of the early Chinese civilization and settlement history, indicating that in the Central Plains, the traditional "centre" of Chinese civilization appeared long ago. There is already a complex social structure in the Loess Plateau.

The report pointed out that this ancient city called "Ishigaki" once had a pyramid with a height of at least 230 feet and was guarded by a huge inner and outer city. It was once covered by 988 acres in the prosperous period of the city about two thousand years ago, about 2300 to 1800 BC. Researchers published a paper in the academic journal "Relics" quarterly, saying that the pyramid in the city was built on a loess hill and has a huge step of 11 levels. Outside the gates, they found a “huge open square, possibly a place for religious ceremonies and political gatherings”.

According to the researchers, the palace was built on the top of a giant pyramid with sturdy soil, using wooden columns and roof tiles. It is believed that the ruling elite at that time lived in the pyramid complex, which is likely to be a place for handicraft production. Eyes and face patterns are found on the surface of the pyramid.

The paper said: "Because the height of the pyramid is at least 70 meters, it can be seen in every part of the settlement, including the suburbs and even remote rural areas. So it is very It may be a constant and irresistible reminder to the people of Shijie Ancient City not to forget the authority of the ruling elite living at the top, which is a living example of the 'social pyramid'.”

The researchers said that In the ancient city of Shijie, the practice of group sacrifices is also commonplace—only six burial pits filled with cut heads were found on the site of the outer perimeter defense wall. Human remains and jade articles related to sacrifices were also found in other sites in the ancient city of Shijie. The authors of the paper wrote: “Jade vessels and sacrificial personnel may be filled in the walls of the ancient city of Shijie through religious rituals to strengthen their significance as a solemn power center, enhance the power of the city’s enemies, and make it a complete meaning. The place of power."

The report said that it is worth mentioning that the researchers said that these archaeological findings indicate that the ancient city of Shijie had a well-constructed civilization. The authors of the paper wrote: "This study reveals that by the year 2000 BC, the Loess Plateau had a complex social form that represented the political and economic center. What is important is that the study found bronzes related to the original text. The core mark of the late period was actually formed in the ancient city of Shijie long ago." (Compile / Cao Weiguo)