Utensils Unearthed at Sanxingdui Ruins
have dug out a complete set of sacrificial utensils from a pit at
Sanxingdui Ruins, an important site for relics in southwest China's
The set has three pieces, with two used to
worship the heaven and one was to worship the earth.
The findings are considered to be utensils
used by a local tribe. Experts are studying the historical importance
of these utensils, said Wang Lumao, head of the archeological team.
Meanwhile, a jar with two ears and a flat
bottom was unearthed from another pit. The shape has never been
seen at the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and in Central China
before, Wang said.
Sanxingdui, located close to Guanghan on the
Chengdu Plain, contains the oldest and largest ruins of the ancient
Shu Kingdom. Chinese archaeologists are conducting the 14th large
scale excavation at the ruins.
(People's Daily 12/20/2000)