Friday, 15 May 2015


Now something totally different... A bronze animal mask from China! I'm very fond of archaeology, but have to admit that I don't know much about eary Chinese history. As I learn now, the mask was found on the archaeological site called Sanxingdui, dating back to the 12th-11th century BC. It's a Bronze Age culture, indentified with the kingdom of Shu by archaeologists. The oldest life-size human statue was excavated there as well. Check out the rest of objects found, they are stunningly beautiful!

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