Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Evidence of Lost Tribe Discovered in China's Shaanxi Province?

From CCTV.com in English Video link at website Source: CCTV.com 03-25-2008 10:46 There is something amazing, standing at a museum observing exhibits hundreds and even thousands of years old. But how does one top the mystery of a lost civilization? Archaeologists believe they may have discovered evidence of a lost tribe, never before known in Chinese history. The findings come from an excavation in northwest China's Shaanxi province. The site of what's believed to have been a major settlement is in Qishan county, Baoji city. There is a graveyard containing more than 900 tombs. Workers have excavated 15 of them so far and in the process uncovered more than 3,000 items. There are articles of jade, pottery, bronze utensils, and tools made of bone. Judging from the shapes of the relics, experts believe the settlement was occupied some 3-thousand years ago, by a tribe that was not part of the Zhou. It's the first discovery pointing to the existence of such a tribe. ************************************************************************************ Ohmygoddess! Could this be further evidence of the mysterious "European" looking settlers? And if it is - will the Chinese authorities ever let us know? They are extremely sensitive about the subject of non-Han peoples living anywhere in China (except, of course, in a subservient role).

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