B I N G Z H O U : G AT E W A Y TO T H E S P L E N DID TA N G – TAASA Review December 2012
Yin Cao A rchaeological evidence of contacts between people who lived in China and the vast regions to its west can be traced as far back as 2000BCE.
Scholars have reached consensus that bronze knives and swords, turquoise and glass products found at sites dating back to the ancient Shang (c.1500 1050BCE) and Zhou (c.1050 475BCE) dynasties were influenced from the west, either from central or west Asia. Persian silver coins, 2nd half of 5th century.
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