China unveils final nominees for national top archaeological discoveries in 2019

China has unveiled 20 candidates for the final selection of its top 10 archaeological discoveries in 2019, according to the official website of the National Cultural Heritage Administration.

The 20 shortlisted archaeological discoveries are scattered in 14 provincial-level regions across the country, including three in Shaanxi Province, two in Heilongjiang, Zhejiang, Shandong and Henan, respectively, said a professional archaeological newspaper, adding that the majority of the electees were actively excavated.

The selection office received 215 valid votes, with the top 10 in the nominee ranks all winning over 135 votes, according to the newspaper.

More introductive files are required to be submitted before April 19 for the final round of selection, it added.

The selection, which started in 1990, is organized by a professional archaeological newspaper and the Society for Chinese Archaeology to choose top discoveries that "are of historic, artistic and scientific significance while providing fresh knowledge and understanding" to archaeological studies.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency