|Picture shows a large “Jin” and several bronze wares discovered in the noble tomb in Shaanxi province. (Xinhua / Feng Guo)|
Edited and translated by Xue Meng, People's Daily Online
An ancient noble tomb built in the Western Zhou Dynasty was accidently discovered in a village in Baoji, Shaanxi province on June 22. After careful excavation, archaeologists have found a coffin, more than 20 pieces of elegant bronze wares and a 1 meter long “Jin”, a bronze wine vessel used to persuade people to refrain from drinking too much alcohol.