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Sanxingdui unearthed a bronze sacred tree again: it took 4 months to extract it!

via:驱动之家     time:2021/9/6 19:07:46     readed:442

In March this year, the archaeology of Sanxingdui site in Guanghan, Sichuan Province ushered in phased new progress. Officials announced many unknown cultural relics with strange shapes, including the mysterious and magnificent bronze sacred tree.

According to the latest CCTV news report, a bronze sacred tree was found again in Sanxingdui Pit 3 recently. It is reported that in March this year, a corner of the bronze sacred tree was exposed in Pit 3, and then the sun wheel ornaments, branches, flower buds and other components were found one after another.

Because its trunk was pasted with other cultural relics such as ivory, archaeologists took four months to extract it.


It is reported that some damaged bronze sacred trees were also unearthed in Sanxingdui Pit 2 in 1986. Due to the serious damage, experts took many years to repair them, but they are still incomplete, especially some components have not been found, and people's understanding of Sanxingdui has also come to a standstill.

Experts said that after observation,The sacred tree of Pit 3 unearthed this time is very similar to that of Pit 2 in both shape and volume. It does not even rule out that they originally belong to the same sacred tree. If they can be spliced together, it can explain many academic problems and is a very important discovery.

It is understood that in April this year, the official announced the preliminary repair effect of Sanxingdui No. 3 divine tree. On the whole, the divine tree is divided into three layers: the first layer is a single branch, the second layer is a double branch, and the body portrait of human head and bird stands on the top of the trunk of the third layer. The base is composed of three main trunks. Each casting is twined in pairs, with a twist shape and wrapped with gold foil.

Experts said that this sacred tree is completely different from No. 1 and No. 2 sacred trees. It adopts completely different shapes, reflecting the ancient Shu People's worship of the sacred tree and the sun.


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