China's Institute of Cultural Relics and Archeology announced the discovery of a large ancient city more than 2,000 years old in Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu Province.
Today, Li Guangri, deputy director of the institute, was quoted by Xinhua News Agency as saying that the ancient city was discovered in a national archaeological park, and it was found that it was built in the late Spring and Autumn era between 770 and 476 B.C. It covers an area of 800,000 square metres.
Li pointed out that the city was criss-crossed by rivers, and therefore waterways were likely the main modes of transportation at the time.
He indicated that in addition to finding many primitive pottery and ceramic products, 99 wells, 6 meters deep, were discovered at the city site, which indicates that a large number of residents used to live there, while archaeological excavations are currently continuing at the site.
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