Cultural relics found near Three Gorges Reservoir

Cultural relics found in Three Gorges ReservoirMore than 240,000 cultural relics where unearthed by archaeologists near the Three Gorges Reservoir. China allocated 1.9 billion yuan to excavate and protect cultural relics in the region, and since 1992 archaeologists have already excavated around a thousand archaeological sites scattered 22 cities and 723 sites underground.

The artifacts uncovered included prehistoric relics more than 2 million years old and dates back to the Old Stone Age. Relics form the Xia and Qing dynasties were also found and recovered in the various archaeological sites. The dig is the biggest and largest archaeological excavation in China, with most of China’s archaeological experts working on site.

The Three Gorges Project Construction Committee already have plans to protect the cultural relics in the region, and repairs on the valuable relics will begin soon.

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