Among the outstanding finds from the Sanxingdui Ruins site is a bronze altar. Photo: Xinhua
Among the outstanding finds from the Sanxingdui Ruins site is a bronze altar. Photo: Xinhua

Sanxingdui Ruins: treasure trove of 13,000 ancient artefacts sheds light on mysterious Chinese kingdom

  • Thousands of artefacts found in sacrificial pits help date what is believed to be a centre of the Shu Kingdom
  • The items include ‘complex and imaginative’ sculptural works

Among the outstanding finds from the Sanxingdui Ruins site is a bronze altar. Photo: Xinhua
Among the outstanding finds from the Sanxingdui Ruins site is a bronze altar. Photo: Xinhua
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