In the past nine years, great amounts of significant discoveries have been made in the process of the excavations of the main canal, Danjiangkou reservoir area and water-receiving area of the South-to-North Water Transfer Project in Henan province.
As the main region of the project's archaeological excavations, Henan is home to 369 excavation and relocation sites, accounting for more than 60 percent of the total amount of work of the MRSNWTP's cultural relics preservations.
Since 2000, with joint endeavors from fifty cultural relics and archaeology research institutes across China, a total of 369 excavation projects have been successfully accomplished, including the findings of traces of Peiligang culture, Yangshao culture and Longshan culture and cultural relics dating back to the time from Xia dynasty to Qing dynasty.
In the archaeological excavations of the middle route of South-to-North Water Transfer Project (MRSNWTP), archaeologists discover a tomb complex in Luohe, Henan, which is very well preserved and can be dated back to the Warring States Period and Han dynasty.
Archaeologists are at an excavation site of Xingyang Guandi Temple.
Cultural relics found at the XinzhenghuZhuang tomb site.
An excavation site of a tomb of Han dynasty found in Luohe.
Bronze wares found at remains of Shang and Zhou Periods in Jiaozuo.
A sculptured brick tomb found at Shengwan town in Zhechuan county.
Archaeologists work at a horse and chariot pit.
Archaeologists carry on relic detection with ground penetrating radar at Xinzheng huZhuang tomb site.