Kyiv: Archaeologists of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences discovered a gilded cart, aged over 2,000 years.
It was found during excavations of an ancient cemetery. It is attributed to the period of the reign of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256 BC), in the Hebei Province. An ancient crew measuring 142.5 cm in width and 106 cm, the diameter of the wheels is 140 cm, each of which had 38 spokes.
The chariot is decorated with paintings and gold-plated metal emblems depicting animals. According to archeologists, the vehicle belonged to a wealthy and influential person, perhaps a prince.
The cart is still in perfect condition. Archaeologists continue to dig in order to find additional details that will allow the exhibit to be restored in its original form.