A 26-year-old man in Danfeng county of Shaanxi province was awarded a certificate and 500 RMB by the local cultural relic department this past Tuesday after he found a bronze sword inside some clay while he was sifting, according to NetEase News.
Li Lei told reporters that some people had offered to buy the ancient sword for 100,000 RMB, but he turned them down and handed it over to the cultural relic department.
According to Lu Qinghe, an archaeological expert, the sword dates back over 3,000 years to Warring States’ Chu Dynasty. It is 46.5cm long, 4cm wide and weighs 0.61 kg. Lu added that among all swords that had been unearthed locally, this one is the most intact and has great archaeological value attached to it.
In September, a 3,000-year-old sword was found by a little boy when he was washing hands in a river in Jiangsu province.
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By Lucy Liu
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