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April 2013

3,000 Tang Dynasty ‘Kai Yuan Tong Bao’ Coins Unearthed in Xinjiang thumbnail

Archaeologists have unearthed more than 3,000 coins dating from the Tang Dynasty in the ancient Silk Road city of Kucha (库车县) located in China's far western region of Xinjiang (新疆维吾尔自治区).* The China News (中新网), in an article published on April 25, 2013, reports that the Kucha Bureau of Cultural Relics (库车县文物局) was informed of the [...]

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Mystery Surrounding 100 Tons of Song Dynasty Iron Coins

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The People's Daily (人民日报) on May 20, 2000 announced that Chinese archaeologists had unearthed a "mountain" of ancient Chinese coins in a field near the city of Cangzhou (沧州) in China's northern province of Hebei (河北省). The initial discovery of the buried coins actually dates to 1997. The coins were made of iron and were [...]

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Digging for Coins Despite Lurking Danger

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The ancient town of Ciqikou (磁器口) is part of the municipality of Chongqing (重庆) located in Southwest China. Ciqikou actually translates as "Porcelain Port" and the town gained prominence during the Ming Dynasty as a prosperous commercial port located on the Jialing River. The Jialing River (嘉陵江) is a popular spot for the residents of [...]

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