Battle Chariots Found in China
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-01-16 23:11
smh.com.au: Excavations for an expressway in China's Hubei Province have led to the
discovery of a number of well-preserved, 2000-year-old chariots.
Archaeologists studying a highway excavation have been delighted to find a
number of very well-reserved chariots including one designed to be pulled by
six horses which may well have belonged to the emperor. From the Zhou Dynasty,
(770-256 BCE), the chariots were discovered in a 12-meter-wide "cart pit."
Other finds in the area include a burial site, chimes, cauldrons and 80 musical
instruments so well preserved that "the musicians could give a concert,"
according to the experts.
The nine tombs found in this area are the largest discovery from this time