Zhidao Roads in Qin Dynasty explored

Updated: 2011-08-17 16:59

By Hongyan and Gao Shuyue (chinadaily.com.cn)

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An archaeological team of Shaanxi Institute of Archaeology excavated Zhidao Roads in Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) in Huangling, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province and got breakthrough results.

The excavation was in Xinglongguan area between Shaanxi province and Gansu province. Eight exploratory trenches were excavated. Two fire beacons were dissected. The total area is about 250 meter square. The excavation was from July 21 to October 31.

The excavation team chose Xinglongguan area as the location.

Four exploratory trenches were excavated in the south Zhidao Roads in Qin Dynasty of Xinglongguan. Two trenches were excavated on the Ancient Road of north Xinglongguan.

It is the first time to excavate Zhidao Roads in Qin Dynasty around Xinglongguan.