BEIJING : EAST CHINA CITY seeks World Heritage status.

The Liangzhu relic site, Neolithic ruins in east China's Zhejiang Province, was officially recommended Friday by National commission of China for UNESCO as a candidate for the-

World Heritage Status in 2019, according to the weekend edition of China Daily. 

The site on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang's capital, dates to 3300 - 2300 BC, roughly contemporaneous with the Old Kingdom period in ancient Egypt and the Summer civilization in Mesopotamia.

It is a complex with various types of relics, including an ancient city, tombs and a dam.

Archaeological work, began in Liangzhu in the 1930s, and over the past eight decades understanding of the sites has grown from being merely a complex of tombs-

To a comprehensive large-scale heritage site, said Wang Ningyuan, a researcher at the Zhejiang Provincial Research for Cultural relics and Archeology.

In the new addition of  high school textbook on China released in September, Liangzhu is presented in detail as an important origin of Chinese civilization.

In 2015, the discovery in Liangzhu of the ruins of a dam, for flood control and migration -was announced.



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