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(China Daily)
Updated: 2009-04-01 07:53

History unearthed

The ruins of a street in Chengdu, Sichuan province, dating back to the Tang and Song dynasties (AD618-1279), were included in the list of "China's Top 10 Archaeological Finds for 2008" by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) on Tuesday, Zhang Qin, a spokesman of the Chengdu Archaeological Institute, said.

The excavation of the nearly 5,000 sq m area in Jiangnanguan Street started in October 2007.

Since then 16 drainages, 8 passages, 22 housing sites, porcelain bowls, trays and calyxes as well as remnants of Buddha statues have been found.

(China Daily 04/01/2009 page6)