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Oriental “Pompeii” unveils in Xuyu, Jiangsu Province

On Dec. 19, Sizhou Ancient City, dubbed as “Oriental Pompeii” and discovered in 2010 in northest Xuyi County, Jiangsu Province, have been completely excavated by Chiense archaeologists. After three-year excavation,the layout and structure of the lost city has been confirmed. Covering an area of more than 2,000 square kilometers, the city has 340-meter long inner city wall and 130-meter long outer city walls. At the same time, a bunch of rare historic objects are brought to light again.

 

 

According to historical records, Sizhou City was first constructed in North Zhou Dynasty, destroyed in the war in Sui Dynasty and rebuilt in Tang Dynasty. During the following dynasties, the city developed to be a properous city. But the city, located in the intersection of three large rivers – the Yangtze, Yellow and Huai rivers, was buried after a massive flood during the reign of Emperor Kangxi of Qing Dynasty.

Experts day Sizhou may be better preserved than the Roman’s Pompeii which was buried in volcanic ash.

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