Zhaigou site of late Shang Dynasty ruins discovered in NW China

2023-05-31 Editor : Luo Pan ECNS App Download

The Zhaigou site in Qingjian County, Yulin City in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, is a rare ruin of the late Shang Dynasty(1600-1046 B.C.), with the most abundant remains discovered in the province.  

According to the Shaanxi Academy of Archaeology, the Zhaigou Site is situated on 11 hills dominated by large rammed earth buildings. Multiple functional areas, including large tombs, small cemeteries, and bronze casting shops, have been discovered here.  

Among them, nine of the tombs are the largest and most numerous high-level noble tombs found in northern Shaanxi Province.  

These tombs are of great significance for studying the political structure of the Shang Dynasty and the interaction between the core area of Shang culture and the northern marginal zone.  


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