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Terracotta portrait discovered in N China's prehistoric site

2012-07-04 03:14:04 GMT2012-07-04 11:14:04(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on July 3, 2012 shows the repaired terracotta portrait that has been discovered in the prehistoric site of Hongshan Culture in Aohanqi, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. A 0.55-meter terracotta portrait was unearthed during a survey by archaeologists from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Aohanqi Museum. The portrait is expected to be the king of the late Hongshan Culture period which dates back to 3290 BC. (Xinhua/Wang Yongji)

An archaeologist shows a pottery shred that symbolizes a Chinese character "Zhi" in the prehistoric site of Hongshan Culture in Aohanqi, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 3, 2012. A 0.55-meter terracotta portrait was unearthed during a survey by archaeologists from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Aohanqi Museum. The portrait is expected to be the king of the late Hongshan Culture period which dated back to 3290 BC. (Xinhua/Wang Yongji)

Archaeologists discover relics of the terracotta portrait in the prehistoric site of Hongshan Culture in Aohanqi, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 3, 2012. A 0.55-meter terracotta portrait was unearthed during a survey by archaeologists from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Aohanqi Museum. The portrait is expected to be the king of the late Hongshan Culture period which dates back to 3290 BC. (Xinhua/Wang Yongji)

Archaeologists repair a terracotta portrait discovered in the prehistoric site of Hongshan Culture in Aohanqi, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 3, 2012. A 0.55-meter terracotta portrait was unearthed during a survey by archaeologists from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Aohanqi Museum. The portrait is expected to be the king of the late Hongshan Culture period which dates back to 3290 BC. (Xinhua/Wang Yongji)

An archaeologist repairs a terracotta portrait discovered in the prehistoric site of Hongshan Culture in Aohanqi, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 3, 2012. A 0.55-meter terracotta portrait was unearthed during a survey by archaeologists from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Aohanqi Museum. The portrait is expected to be the king of the late Hongshan Culture period which dates back to 3290 BC. (Xinhua/Wang Yongji)

A 0.55-meter terracotta portrait was unearthed during a survey by archaeologists from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Aohanqi Museum. The portrait is expected to be the king of the late Hongshan Culture period which dates back to 3290 BC.

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