Tongzhou heads back into the future

By Du Juan ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-03-31 07:56:32

More than 10,000 relics have been unearthed in the district, which will soon become Beijing's new administrative center. Du Juan reports.

On Feb 26 last year, just a few weeks after the traditional Spring Festival holiday, a team of more than 2,000 archaeologists from across China gathered in Beijing.

The municipal government had invited the experts to conduct an archaeological survey of Tongzhou district, which had been chosen as the capital's new administrative center. The government was anxious to preserve archaeological treasures buried under the soil before construction teams moved in to erect new government buildings in preparation for the change.

Tongzhou heads back into the future

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