Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Archaeologists discover textile in 2500 yr-old tomb
Chinese archaeologists have found textiles in a mysterious tomb dating back to nearly 2,500 years in eastern Jiangxi Province, which could rewrite the history of the booming nation's textile sector, the state media reported.

The textiles, which are well-preserved and feature stunning dyeing and weaving technologies, will rewrite the history of China's textile industry, says Wang Yarong, an archaeologist who has been following the findings in the textile sector for more than three decades.