Archeologists from the Institute of Archeology in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences have excavated the foundations of two palace buildings that could be dated back to more than 2,000 years ago in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
Some semi-circular eaves tiles were unearthed, which provided evidence for the discussion of the use of ancient eaves tiles.
Archeologists said that the buildings were part of Yueyang, a capital city of the Qin state in the Warring States Period (475 BC-221 BC). The Qin state later unified China for the first time to start the Qin Dynasty.
According to researcher Liu Rui, the two buildings were rectangular and facing south. He added that the excavation for the first time gave an overall picture of the layout of important palace buildings inside the capital city's central areas between the mid-Warring States Period and the early Western Han Dynasty (202 BC-25 AD).
Archeologists discovered the first ancient city complex in the 1980s, and the second and the third ones after 2012. The two buildings belonged to the No.3 complex.