Longer astronomy history claim

ARCHAEOLOGISTS in Qinghai Province are claiming that a 5,000-year-old stone knife marked with a constellation pattern will extend China’s astronomy history by 1,000 years.  

The finely polished stone knife, 6cm long and 3cm wide, was unearthed at the Lamao Ruins, a Neolithic site 9km west of Lamao Village in Qinghai. 

Liu Baoshan, head of the Qinghai Provincial Cultural Relics and Archaeological Research Institute, said seven holes on the stone knife clearly formed the Big Dipper. 

Liu said China had a long history of studying the stars.  

The Collection of Ancient Texts records the world's earliest solar eclipse in 2137 BC. 

There were also records of astronomical phenomena during the Xia (2100 BC–1600 BC), Shang (1600 BC–1100 BC) and Zhou (1100 BC–221 BC) dynasties. – China Daily. 

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Regional

S.Korea opens largest defence expo amid N.Korea missile tests
Myanmar, with US$6b in foreign reserves, is doing utmost to stabilise currency
Watch: this Korean dancer is Paris Opera Ballet’s first Asian 'etoile' ballerina
Exclusive - WHO-led programme aims to buy antiviral COVID-19 pills for $10 - document
Covid-19 Watch: 5,745 new cases bring total to 2,401,866
Megahit "Squid Game" puts focus squarely on Netflix's overseas growth
Olympics-Brisbane 2032 Games spend likely to exceed A$5bn - Minister
Annyeonghaseyo! South Korea welcomes you
Bitcoin pushes toward record before debut of futures-based ETF
Hong Kong's new China futures create bourse history, but lag rival Singapore

Others Also Read