A new archaeological discovery has aroused the interest of the inhabitants, curious and experts of Sichuan (China): a huge zoomorphic stone statue that archaeologists have not yet been able to determine exactly. Archaeologists have discovered the statue in an excavation in Chengdu, a town in southwestern China, and it is a stone animal giant that has left specialists puzzled as to its origin.
The mysterious statue was discovered in the capital of Sichuan province and is currently believed to have about 2,000 years old.
Weighing 8.5 tons, the animal has yet to be identified, but experts say could represent a Sichuan giant panda, since the capital is part of the three provinces of China that are included in the natural habitat of the giant panda.
The measurements are really impressive: the panda shaped statue It is 10 feet 10 inches long, 3 feet 11 inches wide, and 5 feet 7 inches tall.
The archaeologists who worked in the excavation also discovered a large number of artifacts, which makes them think that, together with the stone beast, they could belong to a temple built in Chengdu birthplace for ceremonial activities.
Chengdu has been the provincial capital from roughly the same time the zoomorphic statue was built, and it is the only place in China that has remained in the same location under the same name throughout time. It has also been a province for at least 4,000 years and has been both a religious center and a center of commerce for the inhabitants of the area.
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