By Seda Sevencan
ISTANBUL - Archeologists have discovered a city site dating back to the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 B.C.) in China's Henan province, local media reported.
According to China’s Xinhua news agency, the site, located in the Taojiaying village, Anyang city, covers an area of 560 meters (1,837 feet) from east to west and 330 meters (1,082 feet) from north to south.
Archaeologists have unearthed 27 tombs and 172 pieces of various items at the site, including pieces of bronzeware, weaponry, and tools, as well as pottery, jadeware, and bone artifacts.
In addition to the burial zone, a living and production area with kilns, wells, and pits were also found.
"Based on the distribution of the site and unearthed items, it was an important city of the middle Shang Dynasty," Kong Deming, the director of the Anyang Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
Kong underlined that the discovery is important for archaeological studies on the Shang Dynasty culture.