How have you never thought that the largest ancient city in prehistoric times is actually on the top of mountains


Shimao Site is located in Gaojiapu Town, Shenmu City, Yulin City, Shaanxi Province. According to reports, the site was first built around 4,300 years ago.It is composed of three parts of stone walls, the imperial terrace, the inner city and the outer city, covering an area of more than 4.25 million square meters. The “stone city” has a life span of more than 300 years.A large number of palace buildings, housing sites, tombs, handicraft workshops and other relics from the late Longshan culture to the early Xia Dynasty are densely distributed in the city. A large number of precious cultural relics such as jade, pottery, bone ware, stone carvings, stone carvings and painted murals have been unearthed.Xi Huidong, deputy director of the Silk Road Research Institute of Northwest University, praised the city as “the first prehistoric city”.He also pointed out that “Xi ‘an was the capital of China in 3000 years, and Shimao was the capital of Shaanxi in 4000 years.”Four thousand years ago, the political and cultural center of Shaanxi was in northern Shaanxi, where today’s Shimao Ruins are located.Shaanxi has a long history and is the birthplace of Chinese civilization.Another significant difference between stone Mound city and other ancient city sites of the same period is that most ancient cities in other areas are mainly built of rammed loess and earthwork, while Stone Mound city is a pyramid-shaped stone city built of stones on a high mountain, with a large number of jade articles hidden in the walls.The ring structure of the site, with the imperial palace as the center and the inner and outer cities half surrounded, opened the precedent of the architectural pattern of ancient Chinese capitals.The special phenomenon of a large number of hidden jade in the stone wall highlights the concept of ancient People in East Asia advocating “jade” to ward off evil spirits and resist enemies. The stone mound city site may be related to the “Jade Gate” and “Yao Tai” recorded in ancient Chinese literature.The appearance of urban defense facilities such as Wengcheng, Malian and Jiaotai in shimao ruins shows that the complexity of the political structure in northern China and the frequency of armed wars became the earliest material data of the earth and stone structure urban defense facilities in East Asia during the formation of the early Chinese state.Archaeological findings such as a large number of jade and sheep bones that were not native to the region indicate that Shimao City was an important node on the grassland silk Road at that time.For example, the ripple source of stone MAO jade is complex, including xiuyan jade from Liaoning, and Hetian jade from Gansu and Xinjiang. So 4,300 years ago, the road of civilization communication and trade had already existed in a long distance. At that time, The Kunlun jade of Hetian jade system had been introduced into Hetao area in large numbers.However, it is the only place where we did not see the unearthed cultural relics on display.The Shimao site is a window into the origin of Chinese civilization and may have been the center of northern China in the early Xia dynasty.According to experts, it may be the emperor’s capital kunlun City.In September 2019, scientists sampled the remains of the site for carbon-14 dating, and initially determined that the core area of the Mound site — Huangchengtai was built between 2200 BC and 1900 BC.On our way to the Stone Mound site, we were winding through mountains without guardrail, and I felt as if WE were driving on the international track we had been to, continuous sharp turns and steep hills.On the way I have been wondering if I was wrong, how could the city be in the mountains, how could the ancients get in and out of there, did the earth’s crust change so much?I really don’t understand.”Imperial city terrace” three face ditch, only to the east of the north side of a narrow beam leading to the outside world, the top of the platform has a group of distributed palace building site.Later, we went to the xia Du site in Erlitou, Henan province, and suddenly thought, how can we have the move to find the roots of that, the curiosity is also greatly.Ha ha!

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