Archaeological discoveries related to Silk Road abundant

A recent report, with contribution of 31 experts from France, Germany, Russia and other countries, deemed the 2019 archaeological findings related to the Silk Road in Eurasia and Africa as remarkable discoveries. 

The report, compiled by the international Silk Road and intercultural exchange research center of the China National Silk Museum, was released on Friday at the opening of "2020 Silk Road Week" in Hangzhou City, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. 

The forum aims to share relevant information on cultural heritage related to the Silk Road and provide opportunities for archaeologists worldwide to exchange information. 

The report is divided into four categories, namely, archaeological discoveries, Silk Road-themed exhibitions, academic publications and cultural activities. The first category lists a total of 63 archaeological discoveries related to the Silk Road in 2019.

Mes Aynak of Afghanistan, Sailin port of Saudi Arabia, Turquoise ruins of Heishan Mountain from China and other historic sites are mentioned in the report. Porcelain from China was found on land segment of Sailin port, which shows the prosperity of ancient international ports.

The mission of the report is to collect and summarize relevant information on the Silk Road cultural heritage field, and to provide opportunities for exchanges among counterparts from different countries and regions.

(With input from Xinhua News Agency)

(Cover: Performers at the opening of "2020 Silk Road Week" in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 19. /VCG )