Archaeologists work to unearth a city they think used water canals for roadways. Photo: SCMP composite
Archaeologists work to unearth a city they think used water canals for roadways. Photo: SCMP composite

‘An ancient Venice’ in China: archaeologists uncover earliest city where roadways were made of rivers

  • The scientists believe people probably left their homes and immediately got on boats during their day
  • The city dates back to the Warring States Period (475-221BC) and was ‘criss-crossed by rivers’

Archaeologists work to unearth a city they think used water canals for roadways. Photo: SCMP composite
Archaeologists work to unearth a city they think used water canals for roadways. Photo: SCMP composite
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