A 3,000-year old gold mask discovered in famous Chinese ruins has blown archaeologists away

Other items found at Sanxingdui included bronze, gold and ivory.

They include bronze statues, jade knives and ceremonial vessels called “zun”, as well as more than 140 elephant trunks.

Archaeologists discovered nearly 2000 artifacts at the site since October 2013, when excavations started.

Since the early Eighties, when archaeologists discovered a ceremonial pit containing more than 1000 items in Sanxingdui, it has been an amazing source of interesting discoveries.

The most famous find was the discovery by excavators of a variety highly-detailed bronze masks as well as carved statues featuring alien-like features.

Publiated at Tue 14 Sep 2021, 15:01:00 +0000

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