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Rescue cultural relics along the water diversion project

Source: hubei.gov.cn 08/10/2016 04:08:33

 

Photo by Zhao Sheng

Photo taken on Aug. 9 shows a team from Department of Archaeology, Sichuan University is carrying out protective excavation to an Eastern Han Dynasty graveyard, which is located in Laohekou city, along the water diversion project in north Hubei.

As introduced, the project, which will divert 1.4 billion cubic meters of water each year from Danjiangkou Reservoir to the cities of Xiangyang, Suizhou and Xiaogan in north Hubei after completion, involves 44 archaeological sites.

Nearly 600 archaeological workers from 15 institutions including Nanjing University, Renmin University of China, Sichuan University and Wuhan University, carry out excavations at those sites, and the field work is estimated to finish in the end of September.

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(hubei.gov.cn by Mao Huifang)