Shimao covers about 4 sq km and is China’s largest prehistoric archaeological site, comprising fortifications, palaces, houses, tombs and sacrificial altars. Photo: Xinhua

China’s beastly bronze designs found in stone carvings at prehistoric settlement

  • Patterns found on bronzeware from Shang and Zhou dynasties might actually be 4,000 years old, archaeologists say
  • Similar designs found at Shimao during latest excavation of ancient site in Shaanxi province
Topic |   Chinese history

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Shimao covers about 4 sq km and is China’s largest prehistoric archaeological site, comprising fortifications, palaces, houses, tombs and sacrificial altars. Photo: Xinhua
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.