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Pentagonal-shaped stone element of the Bridge of the Chu-Gate No. 1. (Photo: China Culture Relics News Press)
Archaeological Discoveries
The bridges over the Wei in the urban area of Chang’an (Xi’an), Western Han dynasty (202 BC–9 AD), Shaanxi Province.

Number 7 of China's Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries 2013

Excavation: Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Xi’an Municipal Institute of Archaeology and the Preservation of Cultural Relics
 
Excavation leader: Liu Rui
Tile inscribed with the character “guan” (“pass” in the sense of “gate station”). (Photo: China Culture Relics News Press)
Archaeological Discoveries
The Han dynasty (202 BC–9 AD) Hangu Pass site in Xin’an County, Luoyang, Henan Province.

Number 6 of China's Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries 2013

Excavation: Luoyang Municipal Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, Administration of Cultural Relics of Xin’an County
 
Excavation leader: Yan Hui
Condition of tomb 1 after excavation. (Photo: China Culture Relics News Press)
Archaeological Discoveries
The Laoguanshan cemetery from the Western Han dynasty (202 BC–9 AD) in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.

Number 5 of China's Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries 2013

Excavation: Chengdu Municipal Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, Jingzhou Center for Preservation of Cultural Relics
 
Excavation leader: Xie Tao
Archaeological Discoveries
China's Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries

The annual selection event “China's Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries” was established in 1990 by the Chinese Culture Relics News Press. The China Culture Relics News Press is a weekly archaeological newspaper reporting about latest discoveries and projects. The main aim of the event is to select from the numerous archaeological excavations those with the highest scientific value, and to promote further related research.

Brown-glazed waist drum. (Photo: China Culture Relics News Press)
Archaeological Discoveries
Nanyao-ceramic kilns from the Tang dynasty (618–907) in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province.

Number 10 of China's Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries 2013

Excavation: Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, Leping Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV, Press and Publication, Leping City Museum
 
Excavation leader: Zhang Wenjiang