Long lost city found by archaeologists in China
- 1 month ago
A team of archaeologists have reportedly found an ancient city belonging to the Ming Dynasty (1384-1644) in Jiangxi province in China.
According to news reports, the recovered city is spread around an area of 5,50,000 square metres. Located in Tianbao village, the city site is in the shape of a gourd as reported by Xinhua news agency.
A city wall as long as 3,000 metres has also been unearthed at the spot. Engravings on a lot of bricks in the wall depict that they were made in 1524. A few other bricks had imprints that read that the wall was conserved during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), somewhere between 1736 and 1850 AD.
In addition, about eight gates of the city have also been discovered.
The 1,800 year-old Tianbo village dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It is spread over 2.5 square kilometres of China’s land, and about more than 120 buildings in the village were built during the reign of Ming and Qing clans (1368-1912), known for their exquisite artistic worth. The Tianbao village has also been added to the list of national, cultural, and natural heritage protection projects.
As for the history of Ming dynasty, it is interesting to note that it was the ruling dynasty of China for 276 years after the breakdown of Mongol-led Yuan dynasty. It was also the last imperial dynasty in China under the rule of ethnic Han Chinese. On the other hand, the Qing dynasty was preceded by the Ming dynasty, and overcome by the Republic of China.