5,300 Year Old Pottery Statue Successfully Restored by Archaeologists
A 5,300 year old pottery statue unearthed in North China’s Inner Mongolia was successfully reconstructed by archaeologists of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences last Saturday. The statue was in fragments when it was found at the Xinglonggou relic site in May.
The leader of the archaeology team to Inner Mongolia Liu Guoxiang said that he and a team of Archaeologists started the excavation of the remaining fragments of the statue in June, and then started to slowly assemble the statue piece by piece until it was fully restored.
The fully restored seat figure measures 55cm high with bulging eyes, a high nose and a vivid facial expression. The statue was pieced together from 65 fragments unearthed from the archaeological site. Experts are saying that the statue might be a leader during the famous Hongshan Culture period, a Neolithic culture that dates back 5,000 to 6,000 years back or it can also be a statue of a wizard.