Weekly snapshot of China's archaeological news

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BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) -- The following are highlights of China's key news on archaeology from the past week:

-- 800-year-old tomb

Chinese archaeologists have discovered a brick and stone tomb in Yuanqu County, northern China's Shanxi Province.

The tomb was constructed during the Song and Jin dynasties (960-1234) and the burial items including pots and porcelain bowls were unearthed.

-- Astronomical relics of 5,000 yrs old

An astronomical relics was discovered in central China's Henan Province as the country's earliest evidence for "observing the images and giving time," advancing history by nearly 1,000 years.

The "Big Dipper Nine Stars" marker at the 5,000-year-old Qingtai Ruins has basically the same size as the actual brightness of the celestial body. It is of great significance to the study of early Chinese astronomy and the origin of Chinese civilization. Enditem

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