Recently, archaeologists extracted a bronze altar from pit 8 in the sacrificial area of Sanxingdui site, with a residual height of nearly 1 meter. The sacred animal in the upper part is currently separated from the pedestal with hollowed out patterns in the lower part** Yesterday, the archaeological team has extracted the divine beast, and today the bronze platform base will also be extracted.
In general, the archaeological excavation area of Sanxingdui sacrifice area in this round exceeds 1200 square meters. The excavation of pits 1 and 2 was completed in 1986. The six pits 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 were only started in this round of archaeological excavation.
The excavation of No. 8 pit is over half way, and the excavation of No. 7 pit is in the final stage No. 5 and No. 6 pits have been extracted and excavated in the laboratory as a whole. In addition, No. 3 and No. 4 pits, which were first excavated, have been excavated and are now under storage.
The newly excavated sacrificial pit at Sanxingdui dates back more than 3000 years. There are more than 12000 newly unearthed cultural relics with serial numbers, and nearly 2400 nearly complete artifacts.
According to the excavation of the eight utensil pits at Sanxingdui, the unearthed cultural relics are basically broken and damaged. Many utensils have been beaten and burned before being buried.