This bronze figure was discovered at Sanxingdui: Who was he?
Updated 22:52, 18-Mar-2021

At 2.6 meters tall, this is the tallest bronze figure of its time. Over 3,000 years old, the figure is clad in robes decorated with dragons and birds and is wearing a crown with a sun motif. He may have been a king or priest-king of Sanxingdui.

Sanxingdui was a Bronze Age city that flourished 3,000-5,000 years ago in southwest China. Sanxingdui was the capital of the State of Shu and is one of modern China's greatest archaeological finds.

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