On September 9, the news conference on the archaeological excavation results of Sanxingdui site was held in Sanxingdui Museum. Sichuan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology announced the major archaeological results of the No 3 and No 4 pits in the sacrificial area of Sanxingdui site.
More than 500 pieces of relics have been discovered in recent months at the legendary Sanxingdui Ruins site, dazzling archaeologists with their historical value as well as the display of creativity and ingenuity.
1,771 cultural relics was discovered from the No 3 and No 4 pits recently, of which 557 are relatively intact and the rest are fragments. Among the items, the gold mask is a highlight.
From the 1930s onward, many archaeologists have conducted excavations at the location. A breakthrough came in the 1980s, when the remains of large palaces and parts of the eastern, western and southern city walls and two large sacrificial pits, now known as the No 1 and No 2 pits, were found.
The findings confirmed that the site housed the ruins of an ancient city that was the political, economic and cultural center of the Shu Kingdom.
Translated by Zhou Mengjiao