Chinese archaeologists announced today (Sept. 16) that some new major discoveries have been made at the capital city site of the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC) in Zhengzhou city of Henan province.
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A large cemetery for nobles of the Shang Dynasty was discovered in Zhengzhou last year, becoming the one with the largest number, the most complete varieties and the highest level of burial objects ever discovered at the capital city site of the Shang Dynasty in Zhengzhou.
'Gold mask' discovered at Shang Dynasty site in Zhengzhou. [Photo: Henan Daily]
Apart from a large number of bronze wares, jade yue (a battle-axe used in ancient China), jade ge (dagger-axes), money cowries, etc., a gold mask of the mid Shang Dynasty was also discovered for the first time.