Chinese archaeological excavation gives insight into Liao dynasty

For the first time, Chinese archaeologists are getting the opportunity to mount a large-scale investigation of the Upper Capital of the Liao dynasty. The first structure excavated was the Qiande Gate of the royal city.

The 2,000 square meter dig is taking place near Chifeng City in Inner Mongolia. The Upper Capital of the Liao dynasty was founded by a minority group called the Qidan in the 10th century.