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China found the most ancient astronomical artifacts


Experts call a find of the most ancient of all being found analogs in East Asia. The Chinese archeologists found in the Province of Henan nine ancient ceramic capacities age about 5 thousand years which were used for astronomical observations. The Xinhua agency reported about it on June 25. According to scientists, this find - the most ancient of all the analogs which were found to science in East Asia. Such devices as was considered before, for the first time appeared in the region much later - about 4.2 thousand years ago. During excavation on the place of centuries-old ruins of the ancient settlement of Qingtai near the city of Zhengzhou the group of experts carried out complex expertize of these artifacts which once served as parts of uniform model on observation of the constellation Big Dipper. According to experts, in the ancient time people used these devices precisely to define date of regular sacrifices, holding various religious rituals. The found artifacts, according to scientists, belong to the late period of neolytic culture of Yanshao (5-3 thousand years BC) which representatives once inhabited the extensive territory from the central watercourse of Huang He to the Plateau of Tibet in the West. Earlier in China archeologists found a complex with large ancient family tombs. Near Madrid found the most ancient mosque in Europe of News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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