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February 2012

How Chinese Archaeologists Clean Coins

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Chinese archaeologists frequently unearth ancient coins at tomb sites.  While old Chinese coins do not have actual dates on them, they do have inscriptions which can help date the site being excavated. Having been buried for hundreds or thousands of years, it is quite common for these old bronze coins to be so severely corroded [...]

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Coin Design Discovered on Wall Bricks from Kingdom of Min

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The ruins of an ancient city wall dating from the Tang Dynasty were recently discovered in Fuzhou (福州), the capital city of China's southeastern province of Fujian (福建), according to a local newspaper article. The city wall dates back 1,100 years and is unusual because some of the bricks display the design of an ancient [...]

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