Archaeologists first spotted the animal figure more than a year ago but had to remove other artefacts before they could dig it out of the pit. Photo: Weibo
Archaeologists first spotted the animal figure more than a year ago but had to remove other artefacts before they could dig it out of the pit. Photo: Weibo
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Chinese archaeologists unearth biggest bronze beast from Sanxingdui ruins

  • The animal figure is the largest uncovered from the mysterious site in decades of digging and has a large mouth, huge ears and hooves
  • The ruins are believed to contain the treasures of the Shu kingdom, which dates back 4,500 years

Archaeologists first spotted the animal figure more than a year ago but had to remove other artefacts before they could dig it out of the pit. Photo: Weibo
Archaeologists first spotted the animal figure more than a year ago but had to remove other artefacts before they could dig it out of the pit. Photo: Weibo
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