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Yuan Dynasty dig on top 10 list
2007-04-10 02:26:13 Shanghai Daily

SHANGHAI, April 10 -- The downtown discovery in 2001 of a river control works dating from the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) has been named one of the 10 most important archaeological finds in China of 2006 by a national panel of archaeologists.

The site was found by workers during construction of a residential complex on Zhidan Road, Putuo District. Archaeologists have spent the past five years excavating the site and doing further studies. The city government plans to build a museum on the site to conserve the heritage.

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