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China’s So Big, They Misplaced an Ancient State and Never Noticed

“Peng” is the name of an ancient lost state that goes back over three millennia. While nothing was ever written down about Peng, which was located in north China’s province of Shanxi, they were able to figure out that it existed thanks to bronzeware inscriptions pulled from a couple of tombs from the Western Zhou Dynasty. These tombs belong to Mr. Pengbo, the ruler of Peng, and his wife (presumably Mrs. Pengbo). One of the cool things is that the palls on the coffins were still very red, complete with phoenix decorations that are still visible, even after all this time. And yet T-shirts these days wear out after just a couple of years–it’s sad.

You can find the original article here. Thanks to Mirabilis for the heads-up.