7th Century Chinese Palace Discovered

Chinese archeologists are thrilled with the recent discovery of the grand gate of the Daming Palace, "the largest imperial architectural complex of the Tang Dynasty (618-907)". The Vermillion Phoenix Gate had five doorways, making it the largest palace gate in Chinese history.

The discovery was made in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province. Researchers believe that the Danfeng Gate was the southern gate to the complex and was constructed in 662 C.E. The remainder of the palace has been covered by houses.