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Expert Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Era Tomb Number 1 at Shuangdun in Bengbu City, Anhui Province

Expert Commentary By : Li Boqian, Professor and Director of the Peking University Aurora (Zhendan) Centre for the Study of Ancient Civilizations. Professor Li Boqian highlighted the importance and significance of the excavation of Spring and Autumn
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"Expert Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Era Tomb Number 1 at Shuangdun in Bengbu City, Anhui Province." Expert Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Era Tomb Number 1 at Shuangdun in Bengbu City, Anhui Province. Trans. Kelly McGuire. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 20 Feb. 2009. Web. 23 Nov. 2014.


For the first time ever, research of the Zhongli rulers has been revealed.The relics that shed light on the construction process of tombs and storage pits are unlike anything ever found before in Eastern Zhou archaeology.  

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Jade Articles from the Lingjiatan Ruins - China culture

Jade Articles from the Lingjiatan Ruins - China culture | Lost Cities of Ancient China | Scoop.it
Located in Hanshan County of Anhui Province, the Lingjiatan Ruins are left by communities of the late Neolithic Age.
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"History - Archeology." Jade Articles from the Lingjiatan Ruins. History.cultural-china.com, 2007. Web. 23 Nov. 2014.


The Lingjiatan Ruins are from the late Neolithic Age. The Tomb there was occupied by a wealthy sorcerer, therefore many exquisite jade artifacts were uncovered from the ruins. 

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China's hauntingly beautiful lost city is no myth - ROCKETNEWS24

China's hauntingly beautiful lost city is no myth - ROCKETNEWS24 | Lost Cities of Ancient China | Scoop.it
Deep beneath the placid blue waters of Qiandao Lake in China lurks a beautiful and haunting sight.
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Clegg, Cara. "China's Hauntingly Beautiful Lost City Is No Myth."RocketNews24 RSS. Rocket News 24, 13 Mar. 2014. Web. 22 Nov. 2014.


In 1959 a man made lake named Qiandao Lake was made to create the Xin’an River Dam project. Then, in 2001 archaeologists discovered the ruins of an ancient city known as Shi Cheng or Lion City. A local diving company is continuously running dives to explore the mostly undisturbed city.

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Capital City of Shang at Yanshi

Capital City of Shang at Yanshi | Lost Cities of Ancient China | Scoop.it
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"Capital City of Shang at Yanshi." Capital City of Shang at Yanshi. Chinaculture.org, 2003. Web. 22 Nov. 2014.


The ruins of an approximately 3600 year old city have been excavated after 15 years of exploration. The intact walls palaces found on the site  reveal it to be the capital city of the early Shang Dynasty. 

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China's Lost Cities: Archaeology from the Neolithic to the Eastern Zhou

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"China's Lost Cities: Archaeology from the Neolithic to the Eastern Zhou."China's Lost Cities: Archaeology from the Neolithic to the Eastern Zhou. Trans. Shao Da. China.org.cn, 28 Apr. 2003. Web. 22 Nov. 2014. 


This article tells the story of China's lost cities by tracing archeological finds dating from the Neothlic to Eastern Zhou Dynasty. There have been 50 or so early city developments which have all been supported by countless artifacts and discoveries.

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