Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Home / Culture / Heritage

China unveils nominees for top archaeological discoveries in 2019

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-04-13 09:05
The Xiwubi site in Jiangxian county, North China's Shanxi province. [Photo/Xinhua]

China has unveiled 20 candidates for the final selection of its top 10 archaeological discoveries in 2019, according to the official website of the National Cultural Heritage Administration.

The 20 shortlisted archaeological discoveries are scattered in 14 provincial-level regions across the country, including three in Shaanxi province, two in Heilongjiang, Zhejiang, Shandong and Henan, respectively, said a professional archaeological newspaper, adding that the majority of the electees were actively excavated.

The selection office received 215 valid votes, with the top 10 in the nominee ranks all winning over 135 votes, according to the newspaper.

Potteries excavated from the Xiwubi site in Jiangxian county, North China's Shanxi province. [Photo/Xinhua]

More introductive files are required to be submitted before April 19 for the final round of selection, it added.

The selection, which started in 1990, is organized by a professional archaeological newspaper and the Society for Chinese Archaeology, to choose top discoveries that "are of historic, artistic and scientific significance while providing fresh knowledge and understanding" to archaeological studies.

Most Popular
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349