The jade was found in a bronze case with four carved dragons, the first discovery of its kind anywhere in China. Photo: Xinhua
The jade was found in a bronze case with four carved dragons, the first discovery of its kind anywhere in China. Photo: Xinhua
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Does this caged jade ‘guarded by four dragons’ hold key to secrets of lost Chinese civilisation?

  • The stone was found in a unique cage at Sanxingdui and archaeologists hope it may contain the first written evidence from the mysterious Shu kingdom
  • Artefacts previously found at the site suggest a complex, sophisticated civilisation lived in modern Sichuan province thousands of years ago

The jade was found in a bronze case with four carved dragons, the first discovery of its kind anywhere in China. Photo: Xinhua
The jade was found in a bronze case with four carved dragons, the first discovery of its kind anywhere in China. Photo: Xinhua
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