Millennial cultural relics discovered in Xuyi
2017-08-23 17:00:00

A large number of cultural relics spanning a millennium were recently discovered in Xuyi county, Huai’an, during renovation of shanty towns in the county.

Xuyi county was established as early as the Qin Dynasty (221 BC—207 BC). With a hilly terrain facing water to the north and east, Xuyi moved to its current location more than 1,000 years ago. Archaeological excavation revealed 30 ancient buildings, 8,000-meter-long city walls dating to the South Song Dynasty (1127—1279), the ruins of Duliang Palace and nearly 1,000 meters of stone embankment along the Huaihe River, dating from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to 1840, which was during the Qing Dynasty (1644—1911).

The local government decided to set up an ancient ruins park in the area to preserve the historical landscape.

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Source: jschina.com.cn Editor: Amanda