Ancient bronze chariot restored in China’s Shaanxi


XI’AN: A bronze chariot, dating from the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC), has been restored by cultural-relics protection workers in a project lasting three years, according to the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology.
The chariot, unearthed in 2014 at the Zhouyuan site in northwestern Shaanxi, is 3.13 meters long, 2.7 meters wide, and 1.5 meters high. When it was discovered, it had been crushed into thousands of fragments.
The skeletal remains of four horses were also unearthed with it. The chariot is equipped with about 400 bronze fittings, most of which are inlaid with turquoise. The outer edges of the wheels are also made of bronze. – Agencies