Archeologists confirm location of capital 4,200 yrs ago
Chinese archaeologists announced Wednesday they have confirmed the location of the capital of the Yao period about 4,200 years ago.
“The archaeological circle has reached a consensus that Taosi is the capital of the period of Yao,” said Wang Wei, head of the institute of archeology under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Yao was one of the sage emperors living in the middle reaches of the Yellow River in Chinese mythology. Excavation of the Taosi site in Linfen City, Shanxi Province, began in l978.
Latest excavations showed the ancient city of Taosi covered an area of 2.8 million square meters with various functional divisions, said He Nu, a researcher with the institute at a seminar on Yao culture. Read more.