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Archaeological Excavation of Ancient Ruins of Niya

Archaeological Excavation of Ancient Ruins of Niya Photo: Yang Yichou
Time: September, 1994
Site: Northeast of ancient ruins of a stupa, Niya
Height: 1200 m
Brief Introduction: This photo shows an archaeological excavating site in hinterland of Taklimakan Desert. It was taken during the survey for ancient Niya ruins operated by a Chinese-Japanese Joint Research Team. The man on the right, who was on bended knees noting something is professor Wang Shouchun, a historical geographer with this institute. Here is the ruins belonging to Jingjue Country, one of the 36 western countries distributed along the ancient Silk Road.

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