A golden mask discovered in China dating back 3 thousand years

A number of Chinese archaeologists have been able to find an archaeological discovery described as historical, while they are excavating the archaeological site (Sanshin Doi) in the (Sichuan) region in the west of the country, as they are surprised by this huge discovery that dates back to the era of imperial rule 3 thousand years ago.

According to CNN, an incomplete golden mask was found, as scientists were able to work on re-installing only half of the mask, which was estimated to weigh 500 grams if completed.

The archaeologists, who are still excavating the area, have indicated; That the proportion of gold in this mask reaches 84 percent, and they hope to find a complete golden mask in the region, or find the rest of this mask, which, if found completely, will be the heaviest gold mask discovered in China from the period dating back to the imperial era.

It has been suggested that this golden mask may have been worn on a person’s face during certain rituals, but more research and exploration is still needed.

Chinese archaeologists not only found this mask, but also in the same area they found gold leaves, in addition to an unopened wooden box containing bronze vessels, ivory, and other tools made of jade, and jade is one of the gemstones known in China, as was found in the region. As well as traces of the disintegrating silk cloth among the rubble.

One expert stated that these discoveries in Sichuan Province indicate that this region was of great importance, and perhaps these discoveries may explain the reason for the transformation of this region into an important source of goods, after the reign of the Western Shuhan Kingdom, which dates back to the period between 206 BC to the ninth year. Gregorian.

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