Photo: Miners Arrested for Damaging Chinese Archaeology Site



This mask hails from a 5,000-year-old painted clay goddess that was found in the 1980s at the apex of the important Chinese archaeological site known as Niuheliang.

Criminal charges are now pending against a group that operated illicit iron mines and refineries amongst the ruins, according to Chinese officials.

Photograph courtesy of the Chinese Archaeology Museum at Niuheliang


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